Virtualization Technology: Typical VDI Deployments: 10 Negative Issues That Vendors Don`t Advertise

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-07-25 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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VDI technology generally assumes users will work on a high-speed LAN that has relatively static desktop images with a limited number of applications and are using thin-client devices. Analysts report that 410 million PCs were shipped in 2010 as opposed to 6 million thin clients.
 
There is a tremendous value proposition in desktop virtualization for reducing operational expenses through centralizing desktop image management in the data center. In fact, after about 12 years in the doldrums as a "promising technology, there finally is growing interest in VDI (Virtual Desktop Interface) as an alternative to traditional client-server enterprise deployments. As a result, a number of high-profile companies