Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing. The term was coined by VMware Inc.
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In the past couple of years, some large organizations have turned to VDI as an alternative to the server-based computing model used by Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Services.
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- Alex Barrett discusses VDI in the SearchServerVirtualization.com article, 'Microsoft intros virtualization-friendly Vista Enterprise license.'
- There's more information in Ron Oglesby's article, 'Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI): What's real today, what's not, and what's needed.'