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Gunnar Berger
Research Director
1 year at Gartner
14 years IT industry

Gunnar Berger is a research director for Gartner's IT Professionals service. He covers desktop, application and server virtualization ...Read Full Bio

Memorial Day and Technology

by Gunnar Berger  |  May 27, 2014

Yesterday was Memorial Day here in the US and like most Americans I sat outside at a BBQ enjoying some amazing weather with friends and family. For reasons I can’t remember I started a conversation with my dad about our first computer, a Tandy 2000. My dad is a former Chief Petty Officer in the […]

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GPU Technology Conference Presentation

by Gunnar Berger  |  April 24, 2014

A few weeks back I had the honor to keynote the first GPU virtualization summit at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC). While I felt the weight of kicking this thing off on my back, the real weight was trying to start off a summit when there were heavy weights in the room such as Ruben Spruijt, Benny […]

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The real cost of VDI storage

by Gunnar Berger  |  April 18, 2014

Anyone that has seen me present in the past two years has listened to me rant about the high cost of desktop virtualization and I did not hesitate to put the blame directly where it belonged: storage vendors. We’ve seen some crazy numbers at Gartner, upwards of $1000 per desktop for storage alone! Every time […]

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VMware has some big news for EUC

by Gunnar Berger  |  April 9, 2014

Everyone I know has asked for it and today it’s finally here: VMware has finally shipped a SBC product! For those that can’t keep up with acronyms let me help you out. SBC stands for Server-based computing… still not following? How about RDSH (Remote Desktop Session Host) or RDS (Remote Desktop Services) or TS (Terminal […]

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EUC Acquisitions: Citrix vs VMware

by Gunnar Berger  |  April 7, 2014

I was preparing a blog for later this week when I went on a tangent about acquisitions in the EUC space. Instead of including that in my blog I decided just to post this blog and let it be a reference for me for future conversations. I’ll try and keep this updated as things change. […]

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Why we struggle with Windows application management

by Gunnar Berger  |  February 11, 2014

Over Christmas break my mind was flowing with great ideas for what I was going to do in 2014. I was fired up to do podcasts, video blogs, debate panels, then I got back to work and got a lot of extra stuff put on my plate (not pointing fingers but this is completely Chris […]

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XenApp is Back

by Gunnar Berger  |  January 28, 2014

Citrix turns course and has renamed XenDesktop App Edition, XenApp, so we have gone… and I for one am pretty happy about that.

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Citrix acquires Framehawk – and other EUC news

by Gunnar Berger  |  January 8, 2014

For those of us that cover EUC for a living, this week has been chaotic. Let me give you the quick play by play: Citrix: First announcement of Rakesh Narasimhan as the new Group VP and GM for Desktop Virtualization. I believe this was Bob Schultz’s position… but where did Bob go? VMware: Announces two […]

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Another end of the year blog

by Gunnar Berger  |  December 20, 2013

I have heard over the past few years that this is the “year of VDI” I think we’ve all come to realize there will never be a “year of VDI” but I do think 2013 was the year VDI became simple. The tech nerd inside of me doesn’t want this. I got into VDI because […]

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Amazon Workspaces FAQ

by Gunnar Berger  |  November 20, 2013

I just got off a vendor briefing with Amazon Web Services on their Workspaces product and I compiled a list of frequently asked questions that I thought I’d post in my blog. I hope it helps those of you that are looking for answers. If there are any I didn’t ask please let me know […]

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