CloudJumper Acquires IndependenceIT to Create the Most Comprehensive Cloud Application and Workspace Platform

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CloudJumper announced it has acquired privately held IndependenceIT (IIT), a leading provider of WaaS enablement software for automating the deployment of applications, data, and complete workspaces in the cloud. With the addition of cloud and hypervisor agnostic Cloud Workspace Suite software, CloudJumper now delivers the most comprehensive and well-integrated WaaS portfolio available to IT service providers with features such as one-click WaaS deployment across private and public clouds (Azure, Google, and AWS). The combined synergy will drive increased margins, efficiency, and revenue opportunities for IT service providers globally.

By incorporating the strengths of the CWS platform, CloudJumper is uniquely positioned to expand what is possible in WaaS and cloud-based app enablement for SMBs and the enterprise. Now, IT service providers have complete implementation flexibility and control over how applications and workspaces are configured across a public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure to better control the costs of IT management. The expanded capabilities also allow organizations to automatically migrate from third-party VDI, DaaS, or WaaS platforms including Citrix, to the more seamless, easy to manage, and cost-effective CloudJumper solution suite.

HotLink Launches HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix

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HotLink Corporation announced HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix, the first hybrid management solution to seamlessly extend VMware vCenter to XenServer for Citrix desktop and application virtualization users. For IT organizations that have standardized on VMware management for general-purpose virtual infrastructure, HotLink's new offering is the only technology available that enables the robust capabilities of VMware vCenter to be applied to XenServer hosts and virtual machines (VMs) without adding consoles, sacrificing features, rebuilding VM templates, redesigning workflows or adding new IT skills.

Citrix and HotLink are working together to help Citrix customers dramatically simplify hybrid IT operations and reduce overall costs, while benefitting from the superior performance of the XenServer hypervisor for XenApp and XenDesktop deployments. Optimized for application virtualization and VDI, XenServer - included in all XenApp and XenDesktop editions - offers superior graphics support and industry-leading security, as well as faster desktop boot times, lower network bandwidth utilization and streamlined Provisioning Services. With HotLink Hybrid Express for Citrix, IT shops can combine best-of-breed virtual infrastructure together with unified, fine-grained administration and management that's easy to deploy and intuitive to use.

NComputing Launches VERDE VDI 8.1 Solution for Enterprise Customers

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Following the acquisition of VERDE Workspaces in Q1 2017, NComputing today launches VERDE VDI 8.1, a purpose-built desktop virtualization solution for enterprise and SMB. NComputing is now able to cater to businesses and organizations of all sizes, offering a full stack, end-to-end solution including thin clients, software clients, and desktop management and provisioning infrastructure.

VERDE VDI is a purpose-built VDI solution for enterprise customers, aiming to deliver the highest performing, flexible and affordable desktop management and provisioning infrastructure on the market. VERDE VDI's features address the three main challenges that stand in the way of widespread VDI adoption: cost, complexity and use case coverage.

Security, in addition to Windows 10 migration, is a major driver of VDI adoption and is at the heart of VERDE VDI. VERDE VDI is organically built from the ground up on a secure Linux foundation. VERDE VDI incorporates a dynamic provisioning model that protects users by making unsanctioned changes non-persistent. Prevention of malware, virus attacks, data leakage and unauthorized access to the internal network are all cornerstones of the VERDE VDI security protocols. VERDE VDI also automates desktop management and helps keep images up-to-date and available thereby offering further protection to users.

Neverware Debuts CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition

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Neverware, the New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems built to optimize security and manageability, announced today the release and general availability of CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition, a new solution developed in partnership with Microsoft that features a native integration between Neverware's CloudReady operating system and the Office 365 suite.

When installed on an organization's devices, CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition transforms existing hardware into fast, secure, and easily manageable machines that provide out-of-the-box, seamless integration with Microsoft OneDrive and online versions of commonly used productivity apps such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. CloudReady's lightweight, browser-based design is certified to run on over 200 of the most common laptops and desktops used in education over the last decade, so schools can extend the shelf life of their existing devices to revitalize computer labs and pursue one-to-one computing initiatives.

Flexxible|SMB Cloud Launches at Citrix Summit to Simplify VDI, Office 365 Deployment for Small, Midsize Enterprises

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Flexxible IT, provider of turnkey enterprise computing solutions powered by Citrix technology, today announced a new hyperconverged appliance designed to help SMBs simplify the deployment, operations and support of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments and applications, including Microsoft Office 365.

The solution-Flexxible|SMB Cloud-uses Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler as well as Microsoft Windows and Office 365 products in a 2U appliance that enterprises can install in as little as 30 minutes. The Flexxible|SMB Cloud has been verified as Citrix Ready with XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler. Flexxible IT is also committed to support the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance program, announced separately by Citrix, in an upcoming release of Flexxible|SMB Cloud.

The announcement was made at Citrix Summit in Anaheim, Calif., today. Flexxible IT is a Platinum Sponsor of the event and is providing live demos in booth 206. Additionally, Flexxible IT CTO Kilian Arjona will present in a session today at 2 p.m. in Platinum Ballroom 3.

Workspot Announces Partnership With Algiz Technology to Deliver the Fastest Application Delivery for VDI 2.0

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Workspot (www.workspot.com), the leading provider of VDI 2.0, has partnered with Algiz Technology (www.algiz-technology.com), a specialist virtualization and network security consultancy, to enable organizations to accelerate application virtualization and deploy complete virtualized desktops to users in as little as 60 minutes.

Through the partnership, applications delivered by next generation VDI 2.0 from Workspot will be available in record time using Algiz Technology's virtualization process. Compared to traditional packaging which delivers one or two applications per day, Algiz can automatically process up to 250 applications per day ready to stream to target desktops. Now core products such as Microsoft Office and Google Chrome which are included in virtual workspaces delivered by Workspot can be quickly complemented by user-specific applications.

Burgeoning Demand for Cloud-Based Applications Driving the Global VDI Market, Says Technavio

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According to the latest research report released by Technavio, the global VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) market is predicted to reach over USD 14 billion by 2020.

This report titled ‘Global VDI 2016-2020‘, provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging trends. This market study also presents up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.

Hive-IO partners with H.A. Services to deliver world class VDI and virtual server as a service

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Hive-IO, a leading software-defined infrastructure solution, today announced a partnership with H.A. Services, LLC, an innovative provider of advanced cloud managed services, to offer H.A.'s customers the most advanced, simplified and economical server and desktop virtualization as a service.

"We have partnered with Hive-IO because the utility fabric enables us to deliver high performance and scalable desktops and infrastructure that is world class.   This is the same technology used by large financial institutions and H.A. Services can now deliver this same level of performance to its customers of all sizes." -- John Gallagher, Director of Business Development, H.A. Services

Cloud and VDI Performance Metrics: What to Keep an Eye On

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The modern business has become a distributed environment with many users accessing a number of different resources. IT engineers are no longer just concerned about users at that specific location—they must now focus their efforts and monitor thousands of users actively accessing the corporate environment 24/7/365.

These users are coming in from all places using a variety of devices – iPads, Android tablets, Macs, PCs and so on. Effective VDI workload monitoring can help catch performance issues before they happen. By knowing how a VDI environment is behaving, engineers are able to deliver a more powerful cloud-computing experience to the end user...

Affymetrix Reduces Time to Configure and Deploy Desktops by 94% With Gridstore VDI

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Gridstore, a leader in hyper-converged all flash infrastructure for the Microsoft Cloud-Inspired Data Center today announced that Affymetrix, a pioneer in microarray technology and genomics analysis, has chosen the Gridstore HyperConverged All-Flash Appliances to address their need for a solution that would provide greater agility and lower TCO in supporting the organization's short and long-term IT development projects.

The Affymetrix data center, until recently, had very limited virtualization. They were burdened by a custom application development process that required physical hardware to be deployed for each project, requiring extensive investment and manpower. They needed greater agility, flexibility, and better use of system and people resources.