Archive for the ‘virtualization’ tag
It seems that VMware has published the first release of Horizon Mobile yesterday. Follow the link below to find the release notes and a download via MyVMware. The release includes three main products: VMware Horizon Mobile Manager, VMware Base Workspace Image and the VMware Switch application.
With VMware Horizon Mobile you can securely provision and manage corporate mobile workspaces on Android based smartphones. The solution offers you a dual-persona for splitting business and private data and helps the enterprise to establish employee-owned mobile devices.
With the VMware Horizon Mobile Manager enterprises can take control of the mobile ecosystem, manage the virtual machine with the business relevant data, get statistics and provision software to their company phones.
Please visit the VMware website for more information: http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop_virtualization/mobile/overview.html
This release delivers a solution for Android phones but back at VMworld 2012 VMware already introduced VMware Horizon Mobile for iOS. It will be interesting times!
Link: https://www.vmware.com/support/horizon_mobile/doc/horizon-mobile-12-release-notes.html (Release Notes)
Storage is a hot topic when planning your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and there are a few things you should think about before rolling out hundreds or thousands of desktops. In a new article Cormac Hogan, a storage specialist from VMware writes about the Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI product. A great article from a real expert. See what Cormac says about the solution.
This is very impressive technology, and it is all done in software. Atlantis are really opening the doors for many customers who have not been able to pursue VDI due to storage costs either due to capacity or performance. And they certainly deserve those VMworld accolades.
VMware has released a new version of it’s enterprise class virtualization software vSphere and the new vCloud Suite. Here’s a quick overview of the new features.
- Larger virtual machines (64 vCPU and 1TB vRAM)
- New virtual machine format (better graphics acceleration and overall performance)
- Flexible space efficient storage for VDI (new disk format)
- vSphere distributed switch (enhancements for Network health check, backup and restore)
- vSphere vMotion (No need for shared storage)
- vSphere Data Protection (New architecture based on EMC Avamar technology)
- vSphere Replication (Efficient Array agnostic replication of virtual machines over the LAN or WAN)
- Zero-downtime upgrades for VMware Tools (No reboots will be required)
- VMware vShield Endpoint (Proven endpoint security for every endpoint with a 3rd Party vendor appliance such as McAfee MOVE or Trendmicro or others)
- vSphere Storage DRS (New integration with vCloud Director)
- vSphere Auto Deploy (Two new methods of deploying vSphere hosts)
- vSphere Web Client (The new core administration interface)
- vCenter Single-SignOn (Access all instances of vCenter authenticating once)
- vCenter Orchestrator (Newly designed workflows)
Again a great release and loads of interesting stuff for your virtual desktop infrastructure.
Following to my post from last week regarding Mike Lavericks and Barry Coombs new End User Computing book I’d like to share two links with you. Follow these links and you’ll get two free chapters from the new book. One is about ThinApp Factory, an appliance which helps you to automate your application virtualization processes and the other is about VMware’s Horizon Application Manager.
ThinApp Factory: http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-20095
Horizon AppManager: http://communities.vmware.com/thread/413086
It seems as this will be the day of the updated End User Computing Flings at VMware Labs today.
ThinApp Factory was updated to version 0.3.1 and now comes with the recently released ThinApp Version 4.7.2. ThinApp Factory is a virtual appliance which can be used on either a ESX server or a VMware Workstation. With TAF you can automate the packaging process for virtual ThinApp applications.
For more information please visit the Fling site over at the VMware Labs or read my articles:
There is also a ThinApp Factory Installation Guide which can be downloaded from the VMware website.