A Look at Desktop Virtualization Technologies

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Mar 12, 2010


Desktop virtualization technologies are slowing moving in to the enterprise, but a number of questions about how this technology worksand the benefits to midsized enterprises remain unanswered. This Processor.com special report takes an in-depth look at desktop virtualization technologies in the small to midsized enterprise.


Desktop virtualization technologies are becoming more common in the enterprise, but is this a viable technology?

"So why should IT and data managers care about desktop virtualization? According to Rolls, the benefits of server virtualization are well-established, which lend themselves to desktop virtualization benefits. 'Consider reduced hardware costs, smaller data centers, lower power bills, faster deployment, higher uptime, and so on,' Rolls says. 'The goal of desktop virtualization is to bring these same benefits to the expensive, troublesome world of Windows desktop management.'

"Rolls says the difference is that virtualizing servers generally consists of taking one set of boxes in the data center and replacing them with a smaller number in the same data center. 'With desktop virtualization, the computers to be virtualized are not already in a data center but are actually scattered around the organization sitting on desks,' he says. 'The fact that desktops are so decentralized is what makes managing them so complex and expensive, and if a business can bite the bullet and centralize those assets into the data center, they can reap enormous benefits in terms of agility, rapid deployment, user productivity, and security.'"

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