June 2013 archive

VMworld – the Enterprise Mobility Management panel need your help….

MDM, MAM, MIM, EMM – there is a whole new breed of acronyms out there, all telling you what to manage to keep your mobile users working effectively and securely. They can’t all be right. Join four industry experts to hear their views on this fast moving, overlapping and frustratingly contradictory space. Bloggers Jack Madden …

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Open letter to non-persistent VDI fanboys…

An article that recently sparked my interest was authored by Harry Labana on Brian Madden’s blog entitled “Searching for a new way to enable non-persistent VDI. Can we leapfrog traditional PC management?”. I was suddenly taken back to early 2011, when I wrote an article entitled “Floating Pools are the way to go….”. Labana, in …

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Linked Clone Ad hoc space reclamation from allocated unused disk space

Horizon View 5.2 leverages a new vSphere capability that implements a new disk format for VMs on VMFS that allow for grain reduction size & more efficiently utilization of allocated blocks by filling it with real data. Unused space is reclaimed and Linked Clone desktops stay small. These are blocks that were previously written but …

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