What is VDI?

Found this VERY interesting read on the state of VDI:

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is not a product. You can’t call up a company and ask for 5 licenses of VDI. It is concept comprised of multiple solutions or products to achieve a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (though recent announcements have Citrix XenDesktop as a single product that comes very close). The concept of VDI virtualizes desktops operating systems (Vista, XP, Linux, etc) and deliver the remote view of the desktop via a display protocol. In addition, there will be management and control systems to manage the provisioning/deprovisioning of virtual machines and applications.

All in all a comprehensive look at some of the players, the concepts and a comparison. If your looking to understand a little more about remote desktops this is a read for you.

update: Forgot the link! Here it is now:  The Current State of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (Thanks Stephen)

6 Responses to “What is VDI?”

  1. Is there meant to be a link here?

  2. MIKE says:

    No article via link. Can you send doc to email address. Thanks

  3. admin says:

    I’d love to, but I didn’t write the document… the link is working again. Read it while you can.

  4. chethanv says:

    Can you send doc to email address

  5. Ben Hamilton says:

    ;-) nope. Sorry, but I didn’t write it. I read it, I commented on it, follow the link. Unfortunately if the link doesn’t work, I can’t help you.