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June 2010, Vol. 23

Endpoint virtualization vs. server virtualization: Server requirements

Now that most organizations are using some form of server virtualization, many are moving to the next level in virtualization: endpoint virtualization (EPV) -- or more precisely, the virtualization of end user desktops in central repositories. Endpoint virtualization is similar to server virtualization in that it relies on central hardware that runs virtualized instances of each end user desktop. In this regard, EPV reuses several components that were implemented during an organization’s move to server virtualization. More on desktop and endpoint virtualization Desktop virtualization software and virtual desktop management guide Virtual desktop trials soar as technology improves Top five virtual desktop environment management issues Endpoint virtualization also relies on physical host servers, usually running in some form of cluster to provide highly available virtual machines (VMs), storage fabrics to host VM disk files and virtualization management software to orchestrate the launching and closing of the VMs that make up each ...

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