07 May 2013
I've spent the last week or so configuring an environment for a set of Atlantis Computing demos for VMUGs here in the UK. This has been interesting on a couple of levels:-
a) I've been involved with desktop virtualization products for over twelve years - in the main the actual user facing bit has typically been using Citrix products - Winframe, Metaframe and the then XenApp. There have been other vendors - Quest vWorkspace, a little bit of VMware View, little bit of Ericom Powerterm and Microsoft only Terminal Services morphing to RDSH.. early Mirage, early NxTop. Without sounding too resumey- lots of interesting stuff. But, I'll admit to not having had a chance to properly sit down and play about with VMware View's latest incarnation.
b) I had a chance to look at the range of functionality that the Atlantis ILIO appliance offers today.
c) I've now got access to a very nice platform hosted by Colt and an opportunity to have a look at some in-depth testing which I've not had a chance to do for a while.
What have I learned so far? If you are setting up a VMware View PoC are there any gotchas? What did the demo environment set out to show for VMware View and Atlantis ILIO?