Yearly Archives: 2014

Deploying VMware Infrastructure on SoftLayer (public cloud) – Technical Considerations and FAQs

An update to this article is now available here (new capabilities) This article will discuss SoftLayer’s unique “private cloud” capabilities and provide a technical Q&A for deploying VMware infrastructures on the SoftLayer public cloud. After my first fair share of architectural engagements, it became clear that SoftLayer’s bare metal capabilities are resonating incredibly well with our clients. Please let me stress that bare metal is just “one tool in our architectural tool box” (see picture) … we offer public virtual servers (even private

GPU for “3D VDI” – Vendor Comparison: Soft / Shared / Dedicated / vGPU

A high-level ‘graphics acceleration’ comparison section has been added to the Desktop Virtualization category of the ‘Matrix’ (in addition to the previously covered aspects (all listed below). Which vendor can provide software GPU, shared GPU or ‘GPU pass-through’ capabilities? What levels of OpenGL or DirectX are supported? The comparison includes e.g. VMware’s vSGA, vDGA; Citrix XenDesktop’s HDX 3D Pro capabilities including vGPU support for NVIDIA’s Grid GPUs (K1 and K2) as well as Microsoft‘s RemoteFX capabilities. To go directly to the “VDI Comparison View”