January 2016 archive

New KVM-VDI Open Source Project

The team at Vilnius University in Lithuania contacted me about an open-source project they have been working on. The university developed a KVM based VDI solution for their computer classes. The project uses qemu-kvm virtualization and provides VM based sessions with native soft clients via SPICE or RDP protocols. The broker is also able to provide access to virtual desktops created via …

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Free VDI options for KVM hypervisor

Most VDI deployments in enterprises run with VMware Horizon View, or Citrix XenDesktop, or with smaller or up and coming market players such as Parallels, Ericom, and Workspot. However, I see an increasing request for a KVM supported VDI solution. Customers want to run VDI on KVM, eliminating hypervisor license costs, therefore reducing the total …

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