Virtualization Review: The Many Faces of Desktop Virtualization

April 18, 2011

Simon Rust, VP of Technology, AppSense (Twitter @SimonARust ) has posted a very interesting article on his VirtualizationReview blog – The Many Faces of Desktop Virtualization.  In this article Simon describes some of the many technologies used to ‘Virtualize a Desktop’ and how these differ from ‘VDI’

Topics include:

  • Operating System Provisioning
  • Remote Desktop Services
  • Client Hypervisors
  • Client-side Hosted Virtual Desktops
  • Application Virtualization

You can read the article in full on here


Countdown to Microsoft Management Summit 2011

March 14, 2011

For many IT pros, Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) is the “go to” annual event for both professional skills development and a look at current and upcoming Microsoft technologies. This year’s event will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on March 21-25, 2011, and AppSense will be on hand as a Gold sponsor.

As you might expect, virtualization and cloud will be major topics at MMS 2011, so we’ll be out in full force showcasing how AppSense User Virtualization is a strategic complement to the Microsoft management and virtualization stacks.

With AppSense, you can dynamically personalize any Windows desktop environment, from traditional native PCs to Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) to VDI. This ability to personalize standard Windows images also greatly simplifies Windows 7 migration. Simply provision a user with your gold Windows 7 image and watch it take on the personalization of the user’s former XP image upon login.

We also make Microsoft App-V sing by enabling personal settings to be shared between App-V delivered and locally-installed applications.

Stop by the AppSense booth (#215) to see some of the killer demos we have planned. And once you get a taste at the booth, you will definitely want to swing by the deep dive session on User Virtualization that our own Jon Wallace is running:

“AppSense User Virtualization – Extending Microsoft User State Virtualization”
  Date & Time: Wednesday, March 23 at 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM
  Presenter: Jon Wallace, Technical Director – AppSense
  Duration: 75-minutes
  Location: Banyan A
  Session ID: BK10
  More Information: click here 

See you in Vegas!


Financial Tech Forum Guest Article by AppSense: So Much Desktop Virtualization, So Little Time

March 10, 2011

In addition to his resident blog on Virtualization Review – Virtualizing the User, Simon Rust, VP of Technology, AppSense (Twitter @SimonARust ) recently provided a guest contribution to the Financial Technologies Forum LLC – The Bull Run: Where FinTech Talks.  In this article – So Much Desktop Virtualization, So Little Time – Simon examines the potential size of the VDI Market and based on his 10 year experience within AppSense working with the worlds largest Financial Institutions, looks at some of the main challenges they are facing in their move to VDI.

Simon also details how leading finance houses are overcoming such challenges with the inclusion of User Virtualization technologies as part of their migration to a virtual desktop estate.

The article can be read here

AppSense Sponsor Citrix Partner Accelerator Events – Register Here

February 16, 2011

As the Citrix Ready Partner of the Year, AppSense is happy and proud to once again be sponsoring the Citrix Partner Accelerator 2011 events in Dublin on 17th February and in Birmingham on 10th March. Along with Citrix and our joint distributors, we’ll be there to deliver Commercial & Market updates including joint Go To Market initiatives between Citrix, Microsoft & AppSense, answer your questions and ensure you can maximize Citrix adoption in 2011 through User Virtualization.

If you haven’t already done so please register for Birmingham or Dublin today.

Also at the events, find out more about why out of over 15,000 Citrix Ready Partner Solutions, Citrix presented AppSense with The Citrix Ready® Solution Partner of the Year Award, and recommends AppSense as the leading User Virtualization provider. Read the Citrix Ready Case Study on AppSense here.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with the AppSense event team, please contact or speak to your AppSense Channel Manager.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best Regards,