Virtualization

Virtualisation makes large centralised infrasrtuctures appear to be small, dedicated – even custom – resources at the user end. Almost anything can be virtualised: servers, storage, networks, even desktops. Since large infrastructures are cheaper to build and maintain, the cost of a small ‘slice’ is much lower than the equivalent dedicated system.

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BT partners with Juniper on unified cloud network platform

News
3 Jun, 2019
Connor Jones

The move will see BT manage its independent 5G, Wi-Fi and fixed line networks from one platform

Why Schroders digitally revamped its HQ just months before moving out

Case Studies
29 May, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

For this London financial services firm, an overhaul of its IT systems laid the groundwork for a successful relocation

Citrix Synergy 2019 keynote

View from the Airport: Citrix Synergy 2019

Opinion
24 May, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The ‘future of work’ is some distance away but after years of hype Citrix thinks it has the roadmap to get there

Citrix Synergy 2019: Citrix launches desktop as a service tool with Microsoft Azure

News
22 May, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Expanded partnership also means day-one Citrix support for soon-to-be-released Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft introduces native VMware support for Azure

News
30 Apr, 2019
Adam Shepherd

GCP is now the only major public cloud vendor not to support VMware

VMware announces data centre as a service offering

News
30 Apr, 2019
Adam Shepherd

The service was previously known as ‘Project Dimension’

Altaro VM Backup 8.3 review: Drag and drop, straight to the top

Reviews
16 Apr, 2019
Dave Mitchell

Protecting your virtual machines doesn’t get easier than this

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Google Plus back from the dead as ‘Google Currents’ enterprise workspace app

News
12 Apr, 2019
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The Facebook Workplace rival, launched in beta, serves as a like-for-like Google Plus replacement for business users

MWC 2019: VMware says telcos must move 5G infrastructure into the cloud to stay ahead

News
27 Feb, 2019
Connor Jones

The SD-WAN giant wants to bring some of industry's biggest players into the 5G fold

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Our 5-minute guide to virtual private cloud

In-depth
21 Jan, 2019
Virtual Clouds Esther Kezia Thorpe

Learn about the benefits and limitations of a virtual private cloud, and how it can be used in your business

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Google's radar-based gesture sensor given the go-ahead

News
3 Jan, 2019
Bobby Hellard

Tiny chips use radar signals to create virtual controls for devices

Laptop on a desk with a cloud illustration overlay, with icons to represent a virtual desktop

What are cloud desktops and how can they benefit my business?

In-depth
30 Oct, 2018
Esther Kezia Thorpe

Cloud desktops provide businesses with the flexibility and scalability they need to grow and collaborate

Microsoft 365 brings Windows Virtual Desktop to Azure cloud

News
25 Sep, 2018
Clare Hopping

The virtualisation platforms allows multiple users to access a Windows 10 desktop at the same time

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Rigetti Computing unveils quantum computing cloud service

News
10 Sep, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

The startup will also run $1 million challenge for users who can prove ‘quantum advantage’

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Microsoft's AI-powered Sketch2Code can build apps from whiteboard sketches

News
30 Aug, 2018
Bobby Hellard

Sketch2Code tool is available on GitHub and offers an automated service for web and app design

Virtual desktop

Parallels Desktop 14 can save up to 20GB VM space

News
22 Aug, 2018
Clare Hopping

The update introduces 50 new features to blur the line between Mac and Windows further

How to turn a Raspberry Pi into a VPN server

Tutorials
29 May, 2018
Chris Finnamore

A guide to building an encrypted connection to your home network from anywhere

Local government slow to adopt cloud services, research shows

News
24 May, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Many UK councils have yet to meaningfully adopt cloud services despite a 'cloud-first' public sector policy

Citrix quietly ditches Xen and NetScaler brands days after Synergy 2018

News
16 May, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Existing brands snuffed days after new products were announced at its annual conference

View from the airport: Citrix Synergy 2018

Opinion
14 May, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Citrix's unified vision means it's positioned strongly in a competitive marketplace