Posts Tagged ‘VDI’
Hosted desktop virtualization has been around for quite some time now. The benefits are well known, the technology matures but adoption remains low. In 2009, Gartner expected a 15% market share for corporate desktops in 2014 resulting in 66 million connected devices. Today we know that these numbers will be lower, much lower. But why?
High capex and\or the financial crisis might be part of the problem but is for sure not the main cause. Even large service providers, offering hosted virtual desktops as a service (pay as you go) are also not meeting the numbers they aimed for. So it is not just about the money.
Scense Migration Toolkit delivers easy migration to Windows 7
Quicker and simpler with less investments and no lock-in
Rotterdam, February 2011 – Scense, a leading provider of Workspace Management software, introduces Scense Migration Toolkit for Windows 7. The Scense software delivers a highly automated process which, depending on customer choices, results in a single, cost-effective, manageable and transparent desktop infrastructure. The migration toolkit will help companies deal with the majority of the manual tasks and associated challenges that have to be carried out when migrating to Windows 7.
During VMWorld Europe, which will be held October 12-14 in Copenhagen, Scense 7.5 will be released.
With the release of Scense 7.5, we speed up the adoption of desktop and application virtualization. Based on suggestions and feedback from our loyal customer and partner base, we developed a release that addresses some of the major hurdles that prevent IT managers from starting a VMware View or ThinApp project. Scense 7.5 will automate the migration to VMware View, will simplify the management of VDI environments and will transform VMWare ThinApp into an enterprise solution. A short description of a number of the features in Scense 7.5 is mentioned below.
Sarah Friar of Goldman Sachs sent me some reports on VDI market developments. The report called desktop virtualization update (June 8 2010) has some good insights on the market developing.
One exhibition that got me thinking was the one (exhibition 6) about the major hurdles that prevent VDI from being adopted by the early majority. Seems to me that most of these hurdles could or should be addressed by User Workspace Management solutions: