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This article is part of the October 2011, Vol. 35 issue of Planning for desktop virtualization
The move to desktop virtualization is not easy. Proper planning and testing are essential to ensure that suitable technologies are selected to accommodate business use cases and that the computing infrastructure can keep up with any resulting computing demands. For many data centers, it’s time to review some of the planning philosophies behind desktop virtualization as well as some basic considerations when growing an existing deployment. Desktop virtualization vendors extol the virtues of their technologies, but the benefits can easily be lost in poorly planned deployments or inappropriate use cases. So the first consideration in any desktop virtualization plan is to decide where and when it should be used. In general, today’s desktop virtualization deployments incorporate a mix of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application virtualization, first provisioning and serving a basic operating system image and then providing access to a selection of virtualized applications based on each user’s Active Directory setup. For many organizations, it’s ... Access >>>
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