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Spectacularly, as a matter of fact.

Rethinking the PC: Why virtual machines should replace operating systems

As I look at the hardware/OS system that surrounds our PCs, I find it wanting. What we should do is use virtual machines to isolate the OS from the hardware and allow a level of OS flexibility and security we now lack – while...

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Is xCloud – the Xbox game streaming service – a glimpse at the future of the desktop?

The advancements Microsoft will have to make to enable their xCloud gaming effort will benefit the virtual desktop effort as well. Why that’s a good thing…

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Cameyo: Fixing the Chromebook app critical path problem

If you’ve been struggling with converting to a more aggressively cloud-based alternative to your current desktop deployment, this young company appears to have a solution.

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How VITAS Healthcare moved to UEM

VITAS Healthcare is three-quarters of the way to providing iPhones and iPads to its 12,000 employees -- and the company will be able to manage all of the devices with just six people.

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At the AMD Epyc 2 launch, I saw the future of the PC

The Epyc/Ryzen-powered Microsoft Virtual PC solution demo was the first time I saw the Microsoft Virtual PC functioning – and it was awesome. Cloud-based virtual PC instances are the future of the PC, and apparently, it’s coming...

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The coming virtual desktop/gaming war: Why your 2025 PC will be in the cloud

Looking at both the Windows Virtual Desktop preview and the Google Stadia gaming cloud service, it’s clear these two companies are going to run hard at each other with their unique advantages…but both could be disrupted by Amazon’s...

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ARM, OpenPower, X86 were just joined by TX2: Anticipating a revolutionary virtual desktop future

Microsoft Virtual Desktop is a game changer when tied to 5G.

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Windows Virtual Desktop + Microsoft Managed Desktop revelation in the making

As with the introduction of Windows 10, things are about to change massively again...

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Networks for a yottabyte world

The future requires networks that are qualitatively more flexible, scalable, efficient and manageable. Network function virtualization and software defined networks are the way forward.

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Challenges in realizing the promises of the holistic edge

One thing that appears certain is that the holistic edge will manifest as a somewhat diverse beast that will present far-reaching challenges for innovators well beyond the relatively simple solutions of today.

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Enabling the multiverse of mini-internets

In order for the Device Virtualization vision to be realized, Alan Carlton explains how the edge will need to transform into a different type of mini-internet that behaves just a little differently than the wider internet

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HTTP and DNS in a 5G World

HTTP and DNS are almost established as household name protocols having been around since the earliest days of the World Wide Web but, like everything else in 5G, some changes are coming.

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The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

5G is in the works and one of its primary goals is actually to deliver a ubiquitous, ultra-reliable, low latency and high data rate system. 5G will very likely be a key enabler for device virtualization.

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A third of virtual servers are zombies

New research finds that a quarter of all physical servers -- and 30% of all virtual servers -- are comatose. They aren't be used, but they still cost money.

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VMware unveils the latest nervous system for enterprise IoT

The internet of things seems tailor-made for management headaches. VMware is taking on this challenge with VMware Pulse IoT Center, a solution that draws on two platforms the company already sells.

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Blockchain breaks out in the enterprise

The distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin is showing up in a variety of places. Here's what you need to know to understand all the hype.

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Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10 months

The Xen Project has fixed three vulnerabilities in its widely used hypervisor that could allow operating systems running inside virtual machines to access the memory of the host systems, breaking the critical security layer between...

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NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

The U.S. National Security Agency is now suggesting government departments and businesses should buy smartphones secured using virtualization, a technology it currently requires only on tablets and laptops

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