5 Types of Desktop Virtualization

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Desktop Virtualization#solution-series Understanding the concepts of desktop virtualization really comes down to knowing the user’s work environment. For example, a person who only works at a personal computer in an office setting may require a desktop virtualization environment that is different from the salesperson who is out on the road, using a laptop for work.According to Virtualization Review, there are five approaches to desktop virtualization.Operating System Provisioning: Deliverable to virtual machines in the datacenter or the physical computer at the desktop. An always-on network is required. Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Virtualization is done in the data center. Requirements are minimal on the client side. Scalability is considered a plus with RDS. Client Hypervisors: The hypervisor is on the desktop, allowing it to run multiple virtual machines. Brian Madden writes that running multiple virtual machines is a benefit but the real value is in the potential to run one master image. “If we can figure out how to provide a single, generic master Windows image to our users no matter where they are, their apps, data, and personality can be applied on-demand once they load the shared master image.”Client-side Hosted Virtual Desktops: The virtual machine runs on top of an existing operating system. It allows the user to access the desktop any time, anywhere. The virtual desktop is managed on a hosted basis. Application Virtualization: The application is virtualized so it runs independently on the user’s operating system. The application is isolated from the underlying operating system.Of these, the hosted services are proving most popular. But what is right for you? What desktop virtualization environment have you found that is most viable for your organization?last_img read more

Inspiring the next generation of content creators

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puckcenter_img The arrival of virtual reality means we now stand at the cusp of a shift in how media will be created, shared and consumed. The immersive and interactive nature of VR promises to go far beyond today’s video content designed for two dimensional displays and ushers in an entirely new era for creators and how they can interact with their fans. In VR, content creators won’t just have viewers, they’ll have participants with them in experiences that go beyond the confines of today’s flat screens.Traditionally, on video platforms like Twitch and YouTube content creators and streamers have used webcams and screen capture to create compelling content for their communities. Live-streaming and recording gameplay via video recreate the social experience of sitting next to a friend and talking with them while they’re playing a game on a computer screen. VR changes this framework by allowing content creators to literally step inside the game and send out content, effectively turning virtual spaces into real spaces.This isn’t only for a far future being dreamed of by VR aficionados; you can see glimpses of this future today. Recently, the creative geniuses at Hyper RPG pitched us an out-of-the-box concept for a new weekly show filmed in VR for the Twitch audience.See also: What we’ve learned about VR ads after millions of impressionsInspired by a demo of VREAL working with Bossa Studios’ wacky VR game “Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality,” Zac Eubank and the Hyper RPG team came up with the concept for ER VR, a competitive surgery show complete with a panel of judges and weekly special guests. Using our platform tools, Hyper RPG is able to place multiple camera operators inside each level of Surgeon Simulator, creating a unique way of experiencing the game from different perspectives during competitive (and hilarious) play, and integrating those views into their Twitch broadcast.This tweet from Lucas Eubank captures the virtual camera rig that the Hyper RPG team have created in just one level of the game.The additional of VR-based camera rigs effectively turns the entire Surgeon Simulator game into a sound stage, enabling creators like HyperRPG to build entirely new streaming experiences filmed in VR and broadcast to today’s 2D audience. The show airs weekly on Fridays at 4:30pm PST at http://www.twitch.tv/hyperrpg.Here’s an example of the mix of video and VR content that the Twitch audience sees during ER VR live show.Because the talented team at Hyper RPG already have extensive production skills, they can directly transfer that experience to VR to create compelling content using a new set of tools. A virtual camera in VR on a virtual stage works very much like a video camera in a physical studio. But VR takes it beyond what can be achieved in the physical realm. Because the game sessions are captured as native VR streams–a VR bubble in time, if you will–a producer can rewind the stream and film the same event multiple times from different camera angles, in order to capture the perfect shot or get just the right angle when a guest reacts to something in VR in an entertaining way.Sharing VR content in 2D is just the first step in this evolution. Soon we’ll see what it’s like for their viewers to watch from their own perspectives within their own VR headsets.VR enables content creators to invite their audience to literally step inside the game with them and experience gameplay and experiences in ways that were never before possible. With the viewer’s perspective unlocked and unbounded, content creators have an unprecedented amount of creative freedom and this grants them the ability to do what they do best: entertain.Left by the wayside will be the need for controlled experiences where streamers dictate focus, perspective, and camera movements. The viewer’s background, perspective, and actions color the experience, making it infinitely repeatable and unique in every instance of consumption. The Observer Effect as applied to entertainment media if you will.With unbounded opportunities for creative expression, and rapidly evolving definitions of participant, viewer and even media itself, entertainment stands on the precipice of a new golden age where we once again redefine our relationships with media, each other, and society at large.Todd Hooper is the founder and CEO of VREAL, the first platform for VR game streaming and discovery. Armed with social streaming, VREAL helps developers build a great community around their games, empowers streamers to broadcast VR games, and enables viewers to enjoy streams in full VR. Todd is an experienced entrepreneur, having founded and operated multiple companies in the enterprise and entertainment markets. He started developing video games in assembly code as a teenager. Prior to VREAL, Todd was VP Online Services at Unity, leading their initiative to revolutionize the way games developers create and connect with an audience.This article is part of our Virtual Reality series. You can download a high-resolution version of the landscape featuring 431 companies here Todd Hooper Tags:#content creation#featured#hyper RPG#Internet of Things#IoT#top#virtual reality#VR#VREAL last_img read more

KaTropa make it

first_imgLady Warriors blank rivals In the end, it was the depth, playoff experience and shooting prowess that mattered largely for the KaTropa, who rained down threes in the middle quarters to put their elimination round tormentors away.The absence of proper spacing in the paint forced Troy Rosario to take his game from beyond the arc, firing four threes before halftime that shoved them slightly ahead and set the tone for the blowout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJayson Castro craftily bored holes in the Phoenix defense and fed Jericho Cruz and inside operator Kelly Williams, opening a double-digit advantage going into the final period.So fluid was the KaTropa offense that they just went through the process of counting down the minutes while protecting a 20-point lead. Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img View comments With big boss Manny V. Pangilinan watching at ringside, TNT arranged a must-win tiff with league-leading San Miguel Beer in the next round.TNT 118—Rosario 18, Castro 17, Cruz 17, Pogoy 15, Semerad 12, Williams 11, Tautuaa 10, Reyes 5, Garcia 4, Tamsi 4, Paredes 3, Nuyles 2, Carey 0, Golla 0, Torres 0.PHOENIX 97—Wright 18, Kramer 16, Alolino 13, Jazul 11, Perkins 10, Chan 9, Mendoza 7, Eriobu 5, Intal 4, Guevarra 2, Wilson 2, Cortes 0, Dehesa 0, Gamboa 0.Quarters: 27-25, 54-49, 94-76, 118-97ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Phoenix reluctantly stepped out of Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday night, never to return in this season’s PBA Philippine Cup.TNT KaTropa brazenly ushered the Fuel Masters to the exit with an overpowering 118-97 win in a knockout setting for the eighth and final quarterfinal spot.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more