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RingCube announced vDesk, a high-performance enterprise desktop virtualization solution that delivers employees, contractors and customers anytime, anywhere access to a personalized desktop environment complete with applications, data and settings. “The demand to be productive outside the traditional office place is growing. Users are now routinely working from home, at customer sites and at a variety of locations while traveling. These people don’t want to carry their devices everywhere they go, but they want 24/7 access to their data. This is why users are beginning to demand the ability to take their workspaces offline on any PC,” said Leslie Fiering, research vice president, Gartner. “Desktop virtualization will transform the future of desktop computing by decoupling users from dependence on a specific computing device and enabling them to recreate their prefer... (more)

SYS-CON's Virtualization Conference - Virtualization Technology Providers to Compete for "Best of Show Awards"

What is virtualization and how can it benefit my business? What are the different types of virtualization? What are the cost benefits? Why is it "greener"? What important terminology do I need to know? What kinds of challenges does virtualization present? Above all what should I look for in a virtualization solution and what's being deployed right now that I ought to know about and consider? On November 19-21, in the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, California, Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 West delegates will have the opportunity not only to find answers to these questions, but ... (more)

Virtualization Tutorial - How To Install VMware Server 2 On An Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server 2 on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free). Also, with VMware Server you can let your old Windows desktop (... (more)

FullArmor GPAnywhere Secures Microsoft Application Virtualization Applications Through Group Policy

FullArmor announced that GPAnywhere secures Microsoft Application Virtualization through Group Policy to provide greater security in a virtualized environment. Group Policy is a Microsoft technology used by IT administrators to help secure and configure Windows-based servers, desktops and laptops. With Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 there are over 2400 Group Policy settings, but they were not designed to work with virtualized applications. FullArmor's GPAnywhere "virtualizes" Group Policy so that these settings can be applied to the virtual application. Specifically, when ... (more)

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal Opens Its "Readers' Choice Awards" Nominations

SYS-CON's Virtualization Journal announced today its first annual Virtualization Readers' Choice Awards. SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the Software Industry" has been one of the most prestigious industry award programs for more than a decade. This year's virtualization awards will be given in 17 categories and award-winning products and services will be selected by Virtualization Journal readers. Virtualization takes the cost and complexity out of IT, and can even help us reduce the CO2 footprint. IDC has stated that the virtualization services ma... (more)