VDI is Flexible But Terminal Servers are Cheaper

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jun 15, 2010


According to one remote desktop specialist at the recent Microsoft Tech Ed conference, terminal server is the best technology if what you have in mind is the lowest total cost of ownership. Also mentioned in this PC World article is that the VDI environment is best when personalization is needed.


When deploying remote desktops VDI is a more flexible options, but traditional terminal servers has the lowest total cost of ownership.

"Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) may be the most flexible way to deploy remote desktops, but traditional terminal servers win on cost, a remote desktop specialist asserted in a talk at Microsoft's Tech Ed conference this week in New Orleans.

"'Terminal server is the best technology if what you have in mind is the lowest total cost of ownership,' said Benny Tritsch, the chief technology officer for Immidio, a German firm specializing in remote desktop products and consultations. 'The VDI environment is best when personalization is needed.'"

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