Archive for the ‘XenDesktop’ tag
VMware has put a great online resource together which gives you an overview why to choose VMware View over other VDI solutions. Find videos which explain the benefits of View and how Citrix XenApp i.e. can be improved by using VMware ThinApp.
Principled Technologies published an independent study which compares VMware View 5 with Citrix XenDesktop 5.5. Using the Login VSI Performance Measurement tool they found out that View 5 outperforms XenDesktop 5.5.
The VMware View 5 was equal or superior to XendDesktop 5.5 in bandwidth consumed and CPU resources required from both client and server when running common office applications. Only the unique case of client-side Flash movie rendering did Citrix XenDesktop 5.5 performs better than VMware View 5. The reduction in bandwidt and CPU across our wide variety of workloads means that View-based virtual desktops can achieve greater density, which can results in cost savings for an organization.
The VMware View Youtube Channel has been updated recently with 4 news videos. The videos are highlighting the some of the workflows when managing a virtual desktop environment.
Virtual Desktop Implementation and Maintenance: VMware View 4.6 Premier vs. Citrix XenDesktop 5 Platinum
The Tolly Group has published a new document about VMware View 4.6 vs. Citrix XenDesktop 5. This time, the document describes the implementation and maintenance.
Here’s the abstract:
As Desktop Virtualization technology matures, the latest versions of VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop represent an evolution in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions towards ease of management and workflow efficiency, while aiming to deliver a rich user experience that is closer to using a physical PC. VMware’s PC over Internet Protocol (PCoIP) and Citrix’s HDX technologies make advances towards delivering smoother multimedia experience comparable to a physical PC. While Citrix XenDesktop 5 introduced several improvements – such as Machine Creation Services (MCS) and Desktop Studio – for creating and managing virtual desktops, VMware View 4.6 continues to offer a significantly simpler management and administration workflow using a single management interface. In contrast XenDesktop 5 continues to require the use of multiple interfaces – Desktop Studio, Provisioning Services Console, Active Directory, etc.. Combining these usability advantages with the lower licensing costs for a 1000 user deployment, View 4.6 delivers savings in both acquisition and ongoing administration costs over XenDesktop 5.
Link: Tolly Group