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Four good reasons to deploy virtual desktops now

Michael Keen,
06.16.2009

Virtualization has its limits, but its benefits are a driving factor and the technology is rapidly catching up with the user scenarios playing out today. Developing a virtual desktop environment isn't an easy feat, but there are many reasons why it's worth the effort. The top four reasons to invest in virtual desktops now are the desktop support cost reduction possibilities, application and data security improvements, software licensing management options and system stability and reliability.

Despite '09 economy, Gartner says Global hosted virtual desktop market to surpass $65 billion in 2013

With market total today at $1.5B, we are looking at an HVD boom

April, 2009
By Liam Lahey

The worldwide hosted virtual desktop (HVD) market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 million units, up from more than 500,000 units in 2009, according to Gartner Inc. Worldwide HVD revenue will grow from about $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion in 2009, which is less than 1 percent of the worldwide professional PC market, to $65.7 billion in 2013, which will be equal to more than 40 percent of the worldwide professional PC market.

Hyper-V 2.0 to be released 10/22, Microsoft partners will see it < 30 days

Posted by Alessandro Perilli   |   Thursday, June 04, 2009   |   0 Comments

On the Windows Server Division blog, Ward Ralston, Group Product Manager of Windows Server Marketing, announced that Windows Server 2008 R2 will reach the RTM milestone the same time of Windows 7.
Both will be generally available on October 22, 2009.

The big question is when Hyper-V 2.0 will be available then.

eTelemetry: Stay ahead of the virtualization-fueled bandwidth growth curve

eTelemetry Helps Manage Virtualization, VoIP User Location for E911

by

Rich Tehran.

As the networking landscape gets more complex through the addition of remote computing, WiFi, cloud computing and virtualization, it is becoming more of a challenge to determine who is using what services and how much aggregate bandwidth they are consuming. Moreover as the need for ever-more bandwidth shows no sign of slowing, companies need to ensure they have an adequate way of charging departments for their bandwidth usage...

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