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, LANDesk … 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, of … 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 you … 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 and … 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 network … 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.
Following on from our recent announcement that William Jansen is taking Algiz Technology stateside, we’re delighted to tell you that Microsoft App-V MVP, VMware vExpert and virtualization blogger, Rory Monaghan has joined Algiz as CTO, Americas. It does seem strange that a seasoned … Read More
Trying really hard not to burst into the Pointer Sisters classic, we’d like to say we are ‘so excited’ that William Jansen has joined Algiz Technology as Sales Director Americas. Having held a number of senior roles with Microsoft, EMEA, … Read More
We recently met up with Virtual Vibes blogger and App-V expert Thamim Karim for a coffee down in ‘sunny’ Reading to talk about, you guessed it, virtualization and App-V. We’ve got a one-track mind here at Algiz. In his former … Read More
With in-depth, independent analysis of the virtualisation landscape and vendor solutions, PQR‘s ‘Application Virtualization Smackdown‘ is a must-read for both virtualisation newbies and seasoned veterans alike. However, with references to ‘agents’, ‘connection brokers’ and The Matrix Trilogy in the revision history, we just … Read More
Back in the late 30’s, D. S. Harder coined the term ‘automation’ to describe the increased use of devices and controls in mechanized production lines. His aim, and that of his bosses at the Ford Motor Company, was to take … Read More
Does the following conversation with IT sound familiar? “I’ve got an iPad, so can I have our CRM training application put on it please?” “Erm, it’s not designed for tablets, or your smartphone, it just works on your laptop.” “Obviously I … Read More
There’s been quite a resurgence in application virtualization recently, so we decided to list some of the reasons and also explore what impact Citrix is having on the uplift in interest. These are some that are driven by Microsoft: Companies … Read More
One of the problems with application compatibility testing tools is the imprecision in predicting whether the application will install and run on Windows 7 or 8. In a recent conversation with a customer using one of the tools we described … Read More
There’s a fight brewing in the growing Hyper-Converged Infrastructure market. Hot on the heels of a positive review in the recent Gartner magic quadrant on integrated infrastructure, Nutanix has thrown down the gauntlet to infrastructure heavyweight, VCE Vblock, by launching a global program … Read More
At its most basic level Integrated Infrastructure, also known as Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is a validated configuration that combines physical compute, networking and storage resources to form a single “out-of-the-box” solution. You’ll also find included a single pane of glass management, … Read More
Proprietary equipment and complex management have made VPN (SSL & IPsec) solutions costly infrastructures to run and maintain. With Microsoft DirectAccess for secure remote access, you have something dramatically different. No User Input Think of DirectAccess as a completely automatic VPN connection “Always-on” … Read More
Depending on the size and type of your organisation you’ve probably got hundreds or even thousands of off the shelf and bespoke applications running every day. Managing them wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that the underlying … Read More
If application virtualisation is such a great idea why aren’t more organisations doing it? The many benefits of application virtualization are beyond doubt. For example: Delivery of applications is much quicker and easier You can centralise application management Applications can be … Read More
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