A few weeks ago, SearchWinIT.com asked me to do a series of webcasts for them about desktop virtualization. We decided that the first one should (obviously) be "What is desktop virtualization?" A lot of people reading this (especially on BrianMadden.com) are probably thinking "I know what desktop virtualization is!" But I want to re-define and re-position this term in the minds of this industry.
To me, "desktop virtualization" is any time the installed OS is decoupled from the physical client device. Is desktop virtualization VDI? Yes! But it's also Terminal Server-based desktops. And it's desktops running locally on clients delivered via Ardence or VMware ACE.
In this first of several webcasts for SearchWinIT.com, I talk about this, as well as how you can start to decided which desktop virtualization strategies are right for you. I finish up with a quick overview of the various players in the industry today, as well as what's real and what's not.
This webcast is an "on demand" style, meaning you can access from any time. The webcast is free, although you will have to register / login with your Bitpipe account. (Bitpipe is a whitepaper and webcast site from TechTarget, the same company behind SearchWinIT.com and this webcast.)