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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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Linux Foundation launches Open Platform for NFV Project

Linux Foundation is moving forward in the telecommunications sector. This week they have announced the birth of an Open Source platform that aims to speed up the introduction of new products and se...
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VDI Tips and UDS Enterprise & RHEL new editions

The improvements in the new UDS Enterprise available version, our team's tips to ensure a successful adoption of desktop virtualization and the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux version have been our to...
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New software defined storage platform

Most SMBs find really difficult to afford server virtualization costs. That's why HP has launched a new software defined storage alternative (SDS). The company will give free licences to its client...
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VDI: a new ally for Education

The educational environment is a complex environment on an IT level, very possibly more than many critical business platforms, because it needs to deploy hundreds of applications and user stations ...
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Major vulnerability found in bash

A major vulnerability has been discovered that targets bash, the Unix system (including OSX) and Linux commands interpreter. Apparently, this security flaw is also affecting other interpreters, suc...
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What will come out of new Citrix acquisition?

Citrix has acquired Virtual, a company specialized in ARM-based hypervisors to check and develop mobile applications. This recent purchase has brought to light the new interests of this company, th...
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Ensure a successful adoption of VDI (Second Part)

At the very beginning of this week we provided some advices you should keep in mind before adopting a desktop virtualization platform. Today, we conclude those recommendations with the next steps ...
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BYOID adoption and the new security risks

A new technological trend has arisen after the massive adoption of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) by most users, who use their own mobile devices for both personal and proffesional purposes. This new...
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Ensure a successful adoption of VDI (First Part)

The adoption of a VDI platform without taking some previous steps will surely lead the project to direct failure. In order to avoid this outcome, the UDS Enterprise Team describes below the most im...
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11 available

Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux's new version, 5.11. The company reinforces its commitment for security and performance introducing important improvements in the...
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Advantages of Linux virtual desktops

The versatility of UDS Enterprise allows connection to Linux machines using a wide variety of alternatives, among which are those that incorporate access via HTML5. The broker itself is responsible...
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Analysis: the new VMware Hyper-Converged solutions

The UDS Enterprise team analyses in this post the new hyper-converged infrastructures that VMware presented at VMworld 2014, which took place at San Francisco: With its EVO family, VMware makes a n...
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UDS Enterprise 1.5 improvements (Second Part)

Last week we published a post describing some of UDS Enterprise 1.5 improvements . In this article we explain the remaining new features introduced by the new version of our desktop virtualization ...
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Linux certifications, Open Source VDI and social media channels

Our blog's readers have chosen the new Linux Certification Program, 100% Open Source virtual desktops and UDS Enterprise social media channels as the most interesting posts for the last weeks. If ...
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Differences between SDN and network virtualization

They seem similar concepts, but they don't mean the same. Software-defined networking and network virtualization share some features, such as the objective of improving the agility to direct the ri...
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