VDI or not VDI ?

In the past few years there has been and continues to be a lot industry buzz around virtualization. At this point most are familiar with the concept of server virtualization and consolidation using VMware ESX or Microsoft Virtual Server. Additionally, many have been successful using application virtualization and streaming technologies like Microsoft Softricity Softgrid to address application compatibility, version control and deployment issues. 


VDI is VMware’s designation for the hosting and virtualization of a individual Client OS like Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista or Linux on VMware ESX. The intent is to be able to deploy, secure and manage enterprise desktops in the data center.


For those used to managing server based computing environments, consisting of Windows Terminal Servers and Citrix, managing VDI is definitely similar task. The difference is that instead of managing numerous centralized, multi-user server operating systems, one would be managing potentially hundreds, or thousands of centralized, virtualized single user operating systems.


Read the full article at http://www.msterminalservices.org/articles/Virtual-Desktop-Infrastructure-Overview.html


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About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.
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