VMware COO Clarifies Focus
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Charlie Babcock
Charlie Babcock,
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8/27/2014 | 3:31:29 PM
Still to be conquereed: the end user space
VMware has invested heavily and is pushing hard to make sure that if desktops are virtualized,they're virtualized under VMware. Other companies have solve one or more pieces of the puzzle but it's been hard for any firm to make much headway. The cost has remained high. Flash memory helps produce hundreds and thousands of desktops when demand for them is highest at the start of the workday. Eschenbach said the cost of a virtual desktop is no longer higher than the total cost of ownership of a conventional Windows desktop.
Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
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8/27/2014 | 3:40:39 PM
Re: Still to be conquereed: the end user space
Still, that's a darn big "if" -- end users dislike VDI. Do you think that the future of 'virtual desktops' is in a browser?
User Rank: Strategist
8/28/2014 | 7:31:24 PM
Re: Still to be conquereed: the end user space
@Charlie: It sounds like there are a great deal of challenges for IT to overcome before desktop virtualization can be an effective option. IN addition to what you've noted in your comments here, Eschenbach also says: It's not just virtual desktops. It's how you manage desktops, how you deploy applications, how you manage mobile devices.

What advice do you have for IT professionals who are considering desktop virtualization?
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8/27/2014 | 4:11:59 PM
VMworld moves
Virtualized, separate work and personal environments on a mobile device like a tablet continue to make a lot of sense to me. Let's see what VMware does next with the Airwatch technology.
User Rank: Ninja
8/30/2014 | 3:12:15 PM
No limits to marketing
It is surprising how VMworld has continued to expand each passing year. Assembling more than 22,000 attendees in this year's conference is no small business. VMworld 2014 conference theme was 'No Limits' and there seems to be no limits as to what VMware are prospecting for the future. Shifting to the SDDC plus the hybrid cloud is certainly going to agitate and revolutionize technology, but it is certainly the technology of the future.
Li Tan
Li Tan,
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9/2/2014 | 2:59:11 AM
Re: No limits to marketing
I would say it's a technology in the future, but near future. Nowadays virtualization technology is getting more and more popular. OpenStack is defnitely a hot spot in IaaS. Nowadays many enterprises are more inclined to use bare-metal VMs.

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