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Top Takeaways from VMworld 2018

Tom Fenton shares his top takeaways from attending and speaking at VMworld 2018.

Were you at VMworld 2018 this year? We were, and we had a successful show. Tom Fenton was also there and he compiled his own list of highlights from VMworld. Click the link below to get a VMware insider’s key takeaways from the show plus his thoughts on VMworld 2019.


Intel makes a play for high-speed fiber networking for data centers

With increasing distance between servers and data centers, fiber will do what copper can’t.

Intel announced that samples of its silicon photonics transceivers targeting 5G wireless infrastructure and data centers are now available, with production set to start in the first quarter of 2019. The goal is to solve for the limited effectiveness of copper which can only effectively transmit to about eight to 10 meters compared to fiber which can transmit to 10 kilometers.


We’re inching closer to DaaS Windows

Microsoft attempts to solve its painful desktop update procedure for Windows by offering long term support deals to enterprises. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols also shares information about Windows’s new DaaS offering which will be GA in early 2019. However, neither Microsoft’s LTS nor Managed Desktops are enough to keep Steven from “running Linux on most of [his] desktops.”


VMware Unveils New Innovations in Personal Desktop Virtualization with Workstation 15 and Fusion 11

VMware unveiled the newest versions of its VMware Workstation and VMware Fusion solutions. Upgrades include availability of and improvements to REST APIs that allow developers to integrate Workstation 15 Pro and Fusion 11 Pro with modern development tools to automate development, design and testing tasks. In addition, both virtualization platforms feature new user interface improvements, expanded OS and hardware support, and an improved remote VMware vSphere view.


VDI Use Case in Education

Stratodesk is gearing up for EDUCAUSE happening at the end of October where we will be meeting with IT professionals working in education and discussing how Stratodesk software helps educational institutions get the full benefit of their VDI by cutting costs through PC repurposing and automated endpoint management. Download our case study below to learn how the University of Alaska Southeast’s search for an all-in-one endpoint OS and management solution led them to NoTouch Desktop.


That’s it for this week’s news update. For more stories like these, follow us on Twitter, and stay current with our blog for the latest news from Stratodesk and the worlds of Healthcare IT, VDI, IoT, the Cloud, and EUC.



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