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

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-07-25
 
 
 

Addresses Only a Small Market

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.

Addresses Only a Small Market

Doesnt Use Power of a PC

Conventional VDI does not take advantage of the native performance of a personal computer. Business users usually prefer the access to multiple applications, speed and power provided by full-featured PCs.

Doesnt Use Power of a PC

Some Systems Still Dogged by Latency

Issues with low bandwidth or high latency networks still cause issues, although this is becoming less common.

Some Systems Still Dogged by Latency

Not the Best for Multimedia

Applications requiring multimedia (video, voice, Flash) and high performance and 3D applications are a challenge