Easy, Affordable, Simple - Virtual desktops for the rest of us

Krishna Subramanian

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We announced last week that we took an investment from Citrix. You can read about the investment in our press release and the media articles that covered it.  Why did we choose this investment?  Quite simply, because we felt this would help us best serve our goals of  leading the market in making desktop virtualization affordable and simple. The investment by Citrix validates Kaviza's business model and architectural design.  Our grid architecture fundamentally changes VDI economics by eliminating the expensive infrastructure costs that make current approaches tough to digest.    We are also excited by the opportunity to work together with Citrix going forward.  We are going to be at the Citrix Synergy show in May, so if you are planning to come, do stop by booth #613. ... (more)

Study: Most VDI Proof-of-Concepts Fail

There is a lot of speculation about whether 2010 will be the year VDI hits its stride.  We all know intuitively there is a huge market for desktop virtualization given the large installed base of PCs that need to be refreshed - the questions are, how quickly will this market adopt desktop virtualization and is the technology addressing needs sufficiently  to drive broad market acceptance? Our point-of-view, from having worked with VDI over the past decade, is that the demand for virtual desktops is real, but for widespread adoption two things are needed: the technology needs to b... (more)

What Lies Ahead in Desktop Virtualization: 2011 Predictions

We recently wrote a piece for VMBlog's series predicting what lies ahead in 2011 for Desktop virtualization. Here's an excerpt of the article - what do you think? Are we on the right track? 2011 - Predictions of what lies ahead in Desktop Virtualization The year 2011 is going to be very exciting for desktop virtualization. Why? Because several trends that have been building steam in the last couple of years are joining forces to create a big splash.  While no one knows exactly what the future holds, here are my predictions, derived directly and indirectly from numerous real user ... (more)

Why Use VDI?

Brian Madden had an interesting post yesterday on why a non-technical business person would be interested in VDI.  Brian surmised "the same benefits of Terminal Services without the hassles" as one compelling reason. This makes sense, because with VDI you don't have to learn a new OS(Terminal Services), you don't have app compatibility issues, and you can run the full desktop. But, does traditional VDI bring with it a new set of hassles bigger than the ones it replaces? We talk to several customers who want to upgrade from Terminal Services to VDI, but are daunted by the cost and... (more)

Desktop Virtualization Is the Hottest Trend: Gartner

Today's Wall Street Journal had a nice article on the growing customer interest in virtual desktops. It did a great job of summarizing the key benefits of virtual desktops: lower PC operating & management costs, better security, and lower power consumption. Gartner was quoted as saying, "desktop virtualization is the hottest trend among our customers". All of this is wonderful, and very exciting. And, we completely agree.  But...ok, you didn't really expect there to be no 'but', did you?... the article went on to say that adoption is still largely at the pilot stages.  Why?  Cos... (more)