Data Storage: 10 Key Differences Between Desktop and Server Virtualization Deployments
With IT managers keeping tight control over technology budgets as the economy struggles to recover, enterprises are taking a close look at virtualized desktop implementations, or VDIsknown a few years ago as thin clients. Server virtualization has been well-chronicled as a way to consolidate IT resources to create pools of storage and computing power and use it all to better advantage. Both types of virtualization have excellent efficiency attributes, are cost- and power-efficient when used correctly, and are centrally controlled. But that's where the similarities end. Nonetheless, many people in the market still view server virtualization and desktop virtualization as having a similar architecture. In this slide show, we define the differences between the two types of virtualizations. Our information source is Leostream, a developer of virtual hosted desktop software, which provides the connection-broker apparatus required for enterprises to achieve useful large-scale desktop virtualization implementations.