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Microsoft recycles same old VMware smack

The premise that VMware is stuck in the virtualization past is nonsensical, but Microsoft may be striving for “cool” rather than reason. Perhaps the folks in Redmond are still smarting from the famous “I’m a Mac” campaign and consider VMlimited as their opportunity to play the hip underdog role this time around.
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VDI vs. SBC: ROI case study

A financial services firm recently requested an ROI comparison for migrating its physical desktops to either virtual desktops or to an enterprise Server-Based Computing environment. The required investment and the 5-year Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for was nearly identical for the two scenarios, but the VDI option had a slightly higher ROI along with a shorter payback period required to cover the initial investment.
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Who really invented virtual desktops?

A CIO article on 10/08/2010 by Kevin Fogarty launched a Twitter debate this morning as to whether or not “VMware invented desktop virtualization” as claimed by VMware vice president of desktop products, Vittorio Viarengo. Andi Mann and Michael Keen both made the case that Citrix enabled desktop virtualization long before VMware. Keen tweeted, “Citrix ‘WinView’ circa 1993. VMW wasn’t even a twinkle in Diane & Mendel’s eye.”
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