Absolutely. VDI technology, while not new, has been re-energized because of virtualization. This technology, while just recently hitting the mainstream, is a smart architectural decision. Any time you can reduce storage consumption, reduce file duplication (which in turn reduces backup, replication, etc), and centralize desktops into the data center, you are reducing risk and complexity by putting in tools that allow you to manage software spend as well as centralizing unstructured data into the data center.
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