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It has taken a long time but finally my buddies Sascha and Matthias (Photo) have released their VMware View Book. The book is only in available in German language, so sorry for my English readers. But anyway for me it’s a great event as this is the first German language View book which was published commercially. As you may remember as a long time reader I’ve written a German language View book for version 4.6 and I’ve published it for free.
It was a coincident that I was in a meeting with Matthias today when he received the first copy of the book! German readers: Please feel free to buy this great book.
I really like the idea! Win a dream home lab for Christmas! It includes everything you need for your private datacenter. Thin about running your View desktops on those SDD’s.
The registration for the next VMUG Germany North is open! The event will start on 31st January 2013 in Hamburg at 10:00h and there will be great sessions.
- From Zero to Colo: vCloud Director in my Lab – Mike Laverick (Author and VMware employee)
- XING: Auf dem Weg zur Private Cloud – Marius Nünnerich, XING
- vCenter Orchestrator – Christian Johannsen (Specialist Automation at VMware)
- Nimble Storage (Sponsor presentation)
NOVOTEL Hamburg Alster
Lübecker Strasse 3
End of the event will be 17:00h.
Today is the 13th Annual System Administrator Appreciation day and I’d like to wish all VMware administrators a great day! If you want to learn more about Sysadmin Day please visit the following website.
Last year VMware released several training videos for VMware View and ThinApp. After a this successful series there are 3 new videos and 1 updated coming tomorrow, April 17th.
Learn more about troubleshooting View, get started with Persona Management and see what are the Best Practices for backup your VDI environment.
Germany’s Largest Travel Agency Starts a Virtual Desktop Journey to Get Branch Office IT Under Control
DER, a large German travel agency has virtualized their desktops in all branches with VMware View. Please find a link to a podcast with Sascha Karbginski, the project leader.
Our next VMworld case study interview focuses on how Germany’s largest travel agency has remade their PC landscape across 580 branch offices using virtual desktops. We’ll learn how Germany’s DER Deutsches Reisebüroredefined the desktops delivery vision and successfully implemented 2,300 Windows XP desktops as a service.
This story comes as part of a special BriefingsDirect podcast series from the recent VMworld 2011 Conference in Copenhagen. The series explores the latest in cloud computing and virtualization infrastructure developments.
My colleague Raymond van’t Hag who’s a Sr. Specialist Systems Engineer in End User Computing at VMware posted a great overview of Horizon Mobile on his blog. If you want to learn more about the basics of the solution please give this article a read.
Link: Bright Streams
VMware introduces a new program which is called “VMware Ready Desktop Solution”. It helps you to simplify your path to modernize the desktop infrastructure. These solutions are delivered by VMware partners who have extensive experience in the VDI space.
The first validated solution is a solution architecture for federal teleworkers.
From the website:
With VMware Ready Desktop Solutions, View solutions are validated end-to-end to conform to strict performance, cost and scale requirements. With the deployment of a Validated Solution Architecture under the VMware Ready Desktop Solution program, your organization can achieve faster time-to-value by reducing the risks of deployment. With the design and deployment done by VMware’s premier partners, you get enhanced security, risk compliance and business continuity, all while improving the productivity of your employees with anytime, anywhere access to their desktops from any device.
(Graphics source: http://www.vmware.com/files/images/screens_view/vrds-info-diagram.jpg)
Please check the following website to get an deeper understanding of the the solutions and their benefits.
Vittorio Viarengo again published an interesting article which describes the current situation on the VDI market. The information in the article comes from a Goldman Sachs survey which was published in January 2011.
Vittorio Viarengo published a very interesting article about the VDI market shares on his blog. The data from Morgan Stanley Research shows that Citrix and VMware have almost the same share in the installed base. Check Vittorio’s article for more information and some graphs.