Virtualization Coming to a Desktop Near You

Desktop virtualization, in which a number of PCs can work off one computer box, thus saving substantial power and cost, is a fast-growing sector of the virtualization picture. Desktop virtualization is designed to give administrators and end users the best of both worlds: the ability to host and centrally manage desktop virtual machines in the data center while giving end users a full PC desktop experience. Using desktop virtualization, dozens or even hundreds of workstations can run off of a few computer boxes. Because of the economy of scale, this is particularly useful in budget-strapped school districts, which are starting to discover the value in virtualized desktops. eWeek Senior Writer and Storage Station blogger Chris Preimesberger reports.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, responsible in part for the publication's coverage areas. In his 10 years and more than 3,500 stories at eWEEK, he has distinguished...