This is a video of the presentation I gave at VMworld Europe 2009 called "TS versus VDI" in Cannes, France last month. It's in front of a fairly large audience (about 500 people) and it was one of the technical breakout sessions at the conference.
In this presentation, I focus on when you'd use TS and when you'd use VDI. It's important to note that I don't talk about VDI versus traditional desktops or TS versus traditional desktops since in today's world both TS and VDI are different forms of server-based computing (SBC). So in order to figure whether TS or VDI "wins" in your environment, you first need to figure out which applications can work via server-based computing. Then you can figure out which of those are most appropriate for VDI and which are most appropriate for TS.
I spent a decent amount of time discussing the pros and cons of each technology, but again, that's purely in the context of them both being server-based computing, and looking at the pros and cons of TS versus VDI for your server-based computing use cases.
I close the presentation with a quick conversation about the future, covering where VDI is going and how soon we'll get there.
This presentation is the evolution of a presentation that I gave with Benny Tritsch at BriForum 2008 Chicago last summer. In that presentation, Benny played the part of "TS," dressing up as an older gentleman in a three-piece suit representing the "proper" way to do things. And I dressed up as "VDI," a young dude with sunglasses and earrings and cargo shorts and sandals, representing the "echo generation" who's excited about VDI.
Thanks to VMware for inviting me to speak at VMworld this year and for giving me the video of this presentation!