Cost and Complexity Stalling Desktop Virtualization

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted December 5, 2011

According to virtualization experts there's evidence in the channel that organizations are growing increasingly gun-shy about following through on desktop virtualization pilots and deployments. As reported on, uneasiness stems from higher than expected infrastructure costs and technical complexity.


"It wasn't supposed to be this way. Desktop virtualization goes hand-in-hand with mobility, and the arrival of Windows 7 and Apple (NSDQ:AAPL)'s iPad were expected to be catalysts for the technology. Centralized management and simplified security are also attractive features. But while interest in desktop virtualization remains high, organizations are hesitant to pull the trigger.

"Cost and complexity aren't the only factors stalling the desktop virtualization market. Chris Minnis, virtualization services manager at Mainline Information Systems in Tallahassee, Fla., says the growth of tablet usage in the workplace, coupled with the emergence of HTML5 as a mobile application delivery mechanism, have caused organizations to freeze desktop virtualization projects."

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