Presented by John Whaley, MokaFive
This session is for those interested in addressing the challenge of individualizing centrally managed virtual desktop environments. John Whaley will explore the challenges inherent in persisting user data, preferences and user-installed applications in a centrally managed virtual desktop while enabling updates and patches to the OS and other core IT-managed applications. This session will include an in-depth overview of management software architecture and policy considerations required to solve specific challenges related to security and compliance as well as user flexibility. With a thorough understanding of both the challenges and solutions to managing system and user aspects of a virtual environment, attendees will better be able to make decisions about deploying and managing virtual desktops in the enterprise, especially for remote and mobile workers. The session will include an on-the-spot demonstration of how a variety of management and use case scenarios impact user experience and IT management concerns when a virtual image is deployed and run from various platforms and distributed devices.