2010 and the Fate of Your (Virtual) Desktop

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“The hardware expense and the amount of bandwidth
required are both too high for practical implementation.

“There’s also the fact that you aren’t removing any component
out of the support stream for currently accepted VDI compared to
that of traditional desktop computers. You still have hardware at
the user’s desk. You still have a fat desktop operating system
sitting on a virtual machine instead of on your physical one. You
still have to patch and protect all of those virtual desktops with
antivirus software and antispyware software. And, unless you’re
willing to lay out the money for a high-priced network
infrastructure and very high-end virtual host server systems, your
performance will compare favorably with stagnant pond scum on a
calm day.”


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