Ben Hamilton

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)

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  1. Posted December 6, 2007 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Is there meant to be a link here?

  2. Posted December 6, 2007 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Yup. Sorry, here you go: Link to the article here.

  3. MIKE
    Posted January 30, 2008 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

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

  4. Posted February 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

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

  5. chethanv
    Posted September 10, 2008 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Can you send doc to email address

  6. Posted September 15, 2008 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    ;-) 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.