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VDI as disaster recovery strategy

Most organizations are provided with a disaster recovery plan that includes the steps to follow in case of natural disaster or a prolonged power outage that prevents them from accessing the jobs lo...
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Canonical officially launches its OpenStack distribution

Coinciding with the OpenStack Summit, which is held this week in Paris, Canonical has officially launched its distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack. The founder of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, has des...
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How to make the most of oVirt 3.5

A few weeks ago the oVirt team announced the release of a new version of this Open Source virtualization platform, the 3.5. Among the innovations introduced by this editions it should be pointed ou...
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VDI in Educational Environments, SIMO Education & Persistent vs Non-persistent desktops

The use of technology in general and more specifically of desktop virtualization in educational environment is one of the most interesting topics for the UDS Enterprise online community. In fact, t...
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Persistent vs Non-persistent virtual desktops (Second Part)

A few days ago, we analyzed in a post the advantages and disadvantages of persistent virtual desktops. To complete that information and gather all the data to decide which type of virtual desktops ...
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Microsoft unveils updates to Azure

More than 5,500 professionals of the technology industry are attending from yesterday until next Friday TechEd Europe 2014 in Barcelona, the Microsoft conference oriented to IT professionals and d...
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Persistent vs Non-persistent virtual desktops (First Part)

One of the important issues that must be evaluated before deploying a VDI project is whether the virtual desktops are going to be persistent or non-persistent. The UDS Enterprise team has analyzed ...
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Open Source makes its way into Government

Government institutions and organizations are increasingly aware of the benefits involved in the use of Open Source solutions. Migration of servers and desktop systems to free models are usual acti...
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VDI at the V International Conference on Virtual Campus

On 28 and 29 October the V International Conference on Virtual Campus will be held in Panama City organized by the Technological University of Panama and the University Network Virtual Campus. The...
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Which is the most appropriate storage for VDI?

Choosing a storage technology for VDI because of vendor loyalty may lead to a wrong decision. Administrators should take into account different points to select the storage for virtual desktops. V...
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The unstoppable Linux expansion

Did you realize Linux is present each day in more technological environments? Thanks to the free software flexibility and Open Source possibilities for collaborative development, the developments w...
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SIMO Education 2014: The future of Learning

The Learning Technology Exhibition, SIMO Education 2014, has opened this morning at Feria de Madrid. 125 companies and 200 speakers will show new developments and ICT solutions for the classroom un...
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VDI in Education, app virtualization and software defined storage

Desktop virtualization as a new ally for Education, the benefits of application virtualization and software defined storage are the most interesting topics we talked about in this blog for the last...
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VMworld Europe 2014 Day 1: Interesting VDI news

VMworld Europe 2014 opened today in Barcelona. In this first day of one of the most outstanding virtualization and cloud computing events, VMware announced new products, program and service that ad...
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Differences between desktop and server virtualization

One of the most common mistakes when implementing a VDI project is to consider that it is exactly the same as server virtualization. Many companies adopt desktop virtualization after having success...
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Hyper-V virtual switch security options

There are several options that administrators should keep in mind in order to isolate virtual machines inside a Hyper-V virtual switch and thus monitor incoming and outgoing traffic and improve the...
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Disadvantages of application virtualization

At the beginning of this week we published an article about the benefits of application virtualization. But, as we already mentioned in that post,there are also some disadvantages. That is why we a...
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Bionico Hand, an Open Source and low cost prosthetics project

Nicolas Huchet lost his right arm in 2002. This accident encouraged him to investigate about the creation of bionic prosthesis more sophisticated that the financed ones but also more affordable tha...
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Benefits of application virtualization

With application virtualization, it is possible to run an application that is not installed on the work station from the very same work station. This technology isolates applications from the under...
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Security bug found in Xen hypervisor

A vulnerability in Xen hypervisor has broken the security around multi-tenant environments. It allows Xen hardware virtual machines (HVM) to access data storaged in other HVM-based machines that ar...
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