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Liquidware Labs 2015 Prediction: The Future of Stateless Computing


 

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed article by Tyler 'T-Rex' Rohrer, Co-Founder of Liquidware Labs

The Future of Stateless Computing

If one thing stands out over the past 12 months, and portends what we will see more and more of in 2015, it's the notion of stateless computing. What is "stateless computing?" I hear you ask.  Great question. The progression towards virtualization in and around the desktop has taught us some extremely powerful lessons in terms of the power of abstraction. We abstracted applications off and away from the "desktop" and turned to application virtualization, SaaS, streaming, and session hosting, among other solutions, to make them available to users. We next abstracted away user authored data - or, the documents users create, edit, and consume. Sometimes the data ends up in public cloud services like ShareFile or Dropbox. Next the notion of cheaper, more elastic virtual desktops taught us that User Environment Management Solutions like ProfileUnity from Liquidware Labs enables application, data, and Profile abstraction. 

What we are left with is simply an operating system and hardware (or virtual hardware if a hypervisor is in play).  There is NOTHING specific to the user on any device, ever. 

Stateless computing is the idea of combining these elements of applications, data, and user environment in a just-in-time, and contextually relevant way. Whether we are interested in VDI, Physical Desktops, DaaS, RDSH, or Mobile & Cloud Computing - we can apply these powerful concepts of stateless computing - and the benefits to users, admins, and budgets are not merely 20% better than traditional computing - they are 20 TIMES better. This will become pervasive in 2015 and beyond.

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About the Author

Tyler Rohrer co-founded Liquidware Labs after leaving a key role within VMware's Enterprise Desktop Team. Previously, he was a partner at FOEDUS, which was acquired by VMware. Tyler heads up the Strategic Alliance program and is engaged in managing the company's relationships with major platform and storage partners.

Published Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:47 AM by David Marshall
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@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 6:55 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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