Desktop virtualization cheat sheet

A collection of articles, slideshows, multimedia content on desktop virtualization/virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

By Network World Staff, Network World |  Hardware, desktop virtualization, vdi

Virtual desktops ripe for deployment, hindered by cost Desktop virtualization, with its promises of improved security, manageability and flexibility, may be on the verge of huge adoption, some experts are predicting. But as with many new technologies, there is a catch. ROI is one of the main selling points, but desktop virtualization requires significant upfront costs and it can easily take three or four years to realize financial rewards.

Companies choose VDI to fit existing infrastructure Enterprises are choosing desktop virtualization offerings from Symantec Corp., VMware Inc., Citrix Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. according to the vendor's area of strength -- and how it fits with the infrastructure they already have, according to one Canadian analyst.

VMware bolsters desktop virtualization product VMware's View desktop virtualization offering boasts new remote desktop protocol

Citrix desktop virtualization push: any device, any location Citrix says its latest desktop virtualization software will give users access to high-definition desktops from any location and from just about any device, including PCs, Macs, thin clients, laptops, netbooks and smartphones.

Desktop virtualization start-up Wanova emerges from stealth mode A desktop virtualization start-up called Wanova emerged from stealth mode having secured $13 million in funding to build technology for managing and protecting mobile and remote desktops.

 

SLIDESHOWS

Best desktop virtualization software VMware, Microsoft, Parallels and Oracle/Sun offer products that allow end users to run multiple operating systems on a single client machine.

13 Desktop Virtualization Tools Virtualization stalwarts and start-ups alike are aiming for the desktop. Here’s a baker’s dozen.

 

OPINION/BLOGS

A Guide to Microsoft’s Dizzying Array of Desktop Virtualization Offerings Microsoft offers no fewer than five desktop virtualization technologies -- depending on how you define the term.

The impact of VDI Some challenges associated with implementing a virtualized desktop infrastructure

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