Recently, the AppVirt Guru team collaborated with WhatMatrix to transform the popular feature matrix from the annual Application Virtualization Smackdown white paper into a web-based product comparison tool. For this article, I walk you through some use cases (with … Read More
App-V and Packaging expert, Rory Monaghan has updated his popular App-V Decision Matrix and extended the scope to include other deployment technologies. The original diagram is available on his website, but we offered to take his raw App-V flowchart … Read More
In previous blog posts, I touched on application delivery options when migrating to Windows 10. In this post, I’ll delve into hosted applications, application virtualization, and Windows 10 S. You can also get your hands on a video I … Read More
You already know that real application virtualization benefits come about not when you’ve virtualized a few applications, but when you’ve converted your whole estate. While it can be hard work to achieve, if anyone’s told you it’s not possible, they’re … Read More
Through years of trial and error, I’ve cemented some of my personal best practices for desktop imaging that I’d like to share with all of you in this article. Although the technologies are very different, my practice for creating … Read More
The WannaCry ransomware cyber attack has highlighted the importance of ensuring you are always up to date with the latest software updates available to you. In this article, Algiz CTO, Rory Monaghan explains what critical action you should take … Read More
If your business depends on mission-critical web or legacy applications, then monitoring how your end users interact with your applications is critical. In this guest article Sri Chaganty, CTO/Founder of Algiz Technology partner, AppEnsure, explains why application performance baselining … Read More
This article summarises the issues related to application compatibility in Windows 10 as discussed by Chris Jackson, Microsoft’s Worldwide Lead for Application Compatibility, in his extensive article ‘Windows 10 App Compat Strategy.’ Upgrading to Windows 10. With the arrival … Read More
I think the best way to begin is with a basic question: why is now the right time to start your Windows 10 migration? In this article I’ll explain why it is, and also give you my recommendations on software tools … Read More
There are many views as to what constitutes Cyber Security, usually based on the three accepted basic premises: Prevention Provide protection using traditional, provable methods: Education – continuous education of staff in the best practices of basic security Technology – … Read More
VDI wasn’t meant to be so complicated During its inception in the early days, desktop virtualisation or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to give it its proper name, was seen as a magic bullet to give IT departments huge operational … Read More
A year ago, when we released the 2015 Smackdown, I was asked for my opinion on who I thought was the winner, so I posted a blow by blow of the different application virtualization products featured in the feature matrix … Read More
In IT you sometimes need to roll things out fast – like jumping out of a helicopter, down a zip wire, through a window, fast! We thought we’d share this infographic we created to show a few occasions when you … Read More
When I started my career ten years ago, the world of application and desktop deployment was a much more diverse place regarding the tools being used in the enterprise. Over the years, I’ve worked with SMS, Marimba, Enteo, Radia, … Read More
Go to any IT conference and the resounding message from the people at the coalface is always ‘We want IT systems that are complicated to deploy, expensive and don’t deliver what they promise”. Did we get that wrong? Yes, … Read More
VDI for ROBO (Remote Office/Branch Office) is a fantastic idea but it takes an immense amount of time and money to even get it close to being useful. In this article, we’ll look at the issues and also point … Read More
When you need to get a simple but dramatic point across about the cost of VDI, you can always rely on that IT industry favourite – the iceberg infographic! We’ve worked with our partners Workspot to show you how ridiculously different the cost of older VDI 1.0 solutions from the likes of VMware and Citrix are, compared to Workspot’s next generation VDI 2.0.
We’ve just partnered with Workspot, the leading provider of VDI 2.0, to accelerate app virtualization and deploy virtualized desktops to users in as little as 60 minutes. Headed up by a team that includes a former GM at Citrix … Read More
Are you looking for an independent overview of application virtualization solutions and are curious about different strategies and key questions? Are you interested in the use-cases and benefits of delivering applications via application virtualization? Do you want detailed information about the features and functions each virtualization vendor is offering?
DirectAccess, one of the technologies included in the Unified Remote Access role in Windows Server 2012 R2, is a compelling secure remote access solution for organizations of all sizes. It provides seamless and transparent, always on, secure remote corporate … Read More
Just in case you missed it, virtualization experts Ruben Spruijt, Jurjen van Leeuwen and Algiz Technology CTO Americas, Rory Monaghan released the “Application Virtualization Smackdown 2015” earlier this month. With an overview of the leading vendors and an in-depth analysis of their products, the smackdown is an … Read More
When S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury introduces Ironman to the Avengers you just know the saying “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is about to become reality with explosive effect. Well, we can confidently say that Algiz … Read More
In this article Simon details his efforts in overcoming a slow App-V 5 publishing and streaming problem he encountered in a large desktop application upgrade project. The article details the customer requirement, Simon’s meticulous investigation and the code he wrote to improve publishing and streaming performance.
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