Following an interesting article from Harry Labana where Larry explains the top reasons whyVDI projects will fail if they are done with a presumption that desktop virtualization is similar to server virtualization.
- Desktop Virtualization is about user experience and agility, Server Virtualization is about consolidation and cost savings.
- In the physical world, do your server administrators manage your desktop infrastructure?
- The management workflow for desktops is different.
- Desktops require a different security model.
- Desktop scale means rethinking your virtualization infrastructure.
- Optimize virtual infrastructure for user experience.
- Desktops management is different and does not require the high end features of Server Virtualization that add to cost.
Wrong, both are meant for cost savings and hardware optimization. The difference is that you don’t design it the same way. The user desktop experience is a major factor when designing a VDI project.
Big companies have several teams/departments, and for every project that spans several areas, they meet each other to provide the best design/solution. Would that be different with VDI? Of course not!
Sure it is and Desktop Teams will be involved, and the procedures will have to be adapted.
Correct, and so far only VMware can give you the granularity you need to assign Desktop Admins rights and permissions down to a VMs.
I’m wondering why Larry says “virtualization infrastructure…” without a “S” like in Silo because frankly I won’t mix in the same virtualizaton infrastructure my virtual servers and my virtual desktops, would you ? No you won’t, you build different environment to cope with the load and type of virtual desktops/users.
Basically you must assign the right virtual desktops to he right users. The CAD/CAM user will hate you if you give him a virtual desktop and you will be sacked if your boss cannot connect his iPhone to his virtual desktop 🙂
Don’t overcomplicate things that you wouldn’t normally do for a desktop. If you get your organization to understand this and behave accordingly it will resolve many debates about how best to implement. Simply put your questions and actions in the context of it’s a desktop.