VMware is one of the industry’s biggest names in virtualization. From virtualized servers to virtual desktop infrastructures, VMware helps companies reduce costs, condense their data centers, and streamline management by abstracting intelligence from hardware.

In the early 2000s, server virtualization was the big breakthrough in the technology industry. Companies were able to drastically reduce the size of their data centers, cut costs, and still provide that same levels of service. Today, those same principles that powered the server vritualization revolution are now being applied to other areas of the environment, and VMware is leading the charge.

One intriguing area is in virtual desktop infrastructure. In that arena, Mindsight and VMware offer Horizon View. It takes the operating system of a PC or laptop (normally installed directly on the device) and virtualizes it. Now, that same desktop operating system is hosted in the data center and accessed remotely. The IT team no longer needs to update endpoints manually, and spinning up a new desktop instance is as easy as creating a virtual machine. On the user side, employees can access the same, seamless desktop experience on any device from anywhere they can access the corporate network.

This is just one example of the innovation that they bring to the industry every year. Other exciting areas include software defined networking, virtual storage area networks, and their public cloud platform.


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Mindsight Blog

Read the latest and most relevant technology news through the Mindsight blog. Our most recent articles on converged infrastructure / virtualization are below.

Converged Infrastructure / Virtualization, Data Storage

In addition to desktops, networks, and servers, the data storage industry is moving towards virtualization. Software defined storage (SDS) is on the rise. Yet, its value and even its definition is unclear for many IT directors. Software defined storage benefits organizations of all sizes in…

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Converged Infrastructure / Virtualization, Industry News

In April 2017, VMware announced its intention to purchase Wavefront, a metrics monitoring and streaming analytics platform developer, for an undisclosed sum. Wavefront’s cloud-hosted application will enable VMware to strengthen their application management offering by enabling administrators to draw reports, perform queries, track anomalies, and…

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Converged Infrastructure / Virtualization

In March 2016, Cisco unveiled their first hyperconvergence solution, the HyperFlex. Technology moves quickly, and in early February, Cisco announced the release of HyperFlex 2.0. Whenever Cisco announces a major update of a technology solution, we try to compile the changes and improvements on our…

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