Addresses Only a Small Market

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 of 10

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.

2 of 10

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.

3 of 10

Some Systems Still Dogged by Latency

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

4 of 10

Not the Best for Multimedia

Applications requiring multimedia (video, voice, Flash) and high performance and 3D applications are a challenge—especially over a wide-area network.

5 of 10

Upfront Cost Is Non-Trivial

VDI is capital expenditure (CAPEX)-intensive: 20 to 40 users per server plus expensive storage and additional networking equipment.

6 of 10

Its Resource-Intensive in the Racks

VDI comes with significant data center power and cooling costs.

7 of 10

Not Simple to Install and Maintain

It is often complex to deploy, configure and manage VDI infrastructure and protocol.

8 of 10

There Are Trade-offs if You Want to Personalize

Personalization either requires expensive third-party software or sacrificing storage and image management efficiencies.

9 of 10

Bandwidth Hog?

Virtual desktops consume a significant amount of network bandwidth.

10 of 10

Single Point of Failure

Due to its single connection to the data center, there is only one point of failure for employee productivity if the network fails due to a natural- or human-created disaster.

Top White Papers and Webcasts