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Hi All - new to the forum - excellent resource!
I've been asked to conduct a feasibility study into desktop virtualisation for our school. Just wondering if there are any kind souls in or around Sussex or the south-east who have a setup that I could have a quick look at?
Any help/offers greatly appreciated!
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I'll drop you a PM. We're based in East Sussex and are running XenDesktop 5 here
Soulfish (11th February 2011)
We are in E.Sussex, 1066 region - vmware view with RM cc3 here. More than happy to show you around.
Sorry to hijack this thread but it's the same request, different county. Anyone gone Virtual in Hertfordshire? I really need to start getting my head around it and planning for it, and would like to have a first-hand look at what I'm going to need in terms of hardware and software. Oh yeah, and money.
If you need to borrow any thin client hardware please PM us...
We're always happy to loan h/w to schools
No paperwork etc is required for us to ship you an evaluation terminal to test in your own environment...
The M80 supports VMware Viewer, Citrix XenDesktop and the more common RDP(RDS) / ICA(XenApp)
PM sent mate.
The key performance enhancement in HDX is a specific data-compression between the server and client (not the usual compression, this compression is different based on jpeg). The other key performance factor is
MMX (multi-media extensions) - where 16 bit operations are quadrupled up and processed in parallel in the (64 bit) MMX part of the processor.
Axel support the above in our latest firmware
There are other aspects of HDX which are not so relevant to thin clients that we don't support
PCoIP is an interesting product, not sure how much is it being used (comments anyone ?). It began life as a hardware product (both server and client ends), and VMware commissioned the owners (Terradici) to write a
software version. So what was being done in bespoke hardware is now being done in software, using the server's hardware. Terradici are now marketing hardware to put back in the server to off-load this load, so I assume
the load is not insignificant...
It would be interesting to hear if anyone is using PCoIP and what issues they have had in scaling and bandwidth. I get the impression it is talked about lots and used little...
Microsoft will soon release their RemoteFX, which Citrix have confirmed they too will support - combined these two companies will be a pretty formidable force.
Looking at your timescale you should possibly include this on your shortlist.
Apologies for hijacking the OP - In my defence I am answering a specific question raised above....
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