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.

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

27 Feb, 2019
Connor Jones

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

Virtual clouds with padlocks floating above an illustration of the earth

Our 5-minute guide to virtual private cloud

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14 May, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

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

What to expect from Citrix Synergy 2018

4 May, 2018
Keumars Afifi-Sabet

Citrix hopes to impress in California after a rocky year

How to try out Windows 10 S using a virtual machine

19 Apr, 2018
Wayne Williams

A guide to using Microsoft's answer to ChromeOS without having to buy a new machine

Move over VMs, the future of app deployment is in containers

10 Apr, 2018
Davey Winder

A look at a more flexible and efficient way to isolate and modularise your apps

UCL opts for virtualisation powered by Citrix

Case Studies
25 Jan, 2018
Clare Hopping

XenDesktop means students and staff can access the files and apps they need, even off campus

VMware launches Cloud on AWS at VMworld US

29 Aug, 2017
Jane McCallion

Data protection integrations from Dell EMC for the new platform have also been announced

Samsung DeX review: Give the Galaxy S8 the power of a PC

11 Aug, 2017
Adam Shepherd

Believe the hype - this little box really can replace your laptop

Google slashes high-speed cloud storage costs by 63%

10 Aug, 2017
Clare Hopping

Tech giant also creates standard local SSDs that are 71% cheaper

raining money

Cloud pricing war will hit object storage next, finds 451 Research

21 Apr, 2017
Clare Hopping

VM prices are not decelerating as fast as last year, analyst firm says