Why Horizon Suite? How View, Mirage and Workspace work together for VDI [VMware]

Why Horizon Suite? How View, Mirage and Workspace work together for VDI [VMware]

VMware View is an industry leading Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution that runs on top of the VMware vSphere hypervisor. Enterprises around the world use VMware View to successfully virtualize thousands of end user desktops, moving them into the datacenter. Recently, VMware has announced the availability of a new suite of tools, that includes VMware View, called the Horizon Suite. What makes up the new VMware Horizon Suite and how do you know if your company actually needs it?

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Security for Your BYOD Environment in 3 Simple Steps [Cisco]

BYOD is happening (like it or not): 3 basic steps you need to take

This post is for IT folks who would like to understand the minimum steps required to secure their network in an age where so many devices are attempting to connect to your network. An earlier post looked at developing policies for a formal BYOD program – this post is more about securing your environment (with or without a formal BYOD program). It covers employee’s personally owned devices that they bring to work with them, as well as visitors who are looking for a connection to the internet through your network.

It is possible to manage risk in your current BYOD situation today. Here are some tips and technology tools that take care of your existing BYOD needs now, even if your important BYOD policy plans aren’t quite polished yet. [Read more…]

VMware Introduces vSphere with Operations Management [VMware]

vSOM

At VMware Partner Exchange in Vegas in February, VMware announced VMware vSphere with Operations Management (vSOM). The offering continues with a trend that we expect will continue with VMware – providing more of it’s licensing via bundles (like vCloud or the vSphere Acceleration Kits, which all now include vCenter Operations Manager). Although customers will still be able to purchase vSphere and vCenter Operations Manager separately, the bundle provides value in the way it’s licensed. Previously, Operations Manager was licensed via number of virtual machines (in bundles of 25). With the new vSOM offering, customers can license per host – allowing them to realize savings by consolidating more than 25 virtual machines on one physical host. It should also help make it less complicated to manage licensing.

Why has VMware made this change in their offering?

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