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Moving across the channel

After 25 years in the IT channel, including positions at six different solutions providers, writing columns for three different channel magazines, and seats on partner advisory councils for several manufacturers – I’ve switched sides. I recently joined Nutanix to help … Continue reading

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My foreword to Desktops-as-a-Serivce: Building the Model

One of the appeals of DaaS is that it does not require much of a conceptual leap to make the jump from virtual desktops. When you think about it, the virtual desktop already exhibits most attributes of cloud computing: it can be provisioned on-demand from shared resource pools, accessed over the Internet, and scaled up or down instantly as required.
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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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