Pitfalls with Desktop Virtualization

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What pitfalls are there when implementing desktop virtualization?

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The main thing is to make sure that you are choosing the right desktop virtualization technology for the scenarios you want to support. VDI is an important part of an overall desktop optimization strategy. As customers consider desktop virtualization, VDI is something that all customers should consider. Server OS virtualization makes sense for certain scenarios where users are connected and the infrastructure is in place to support it. It is also well suited for managing unmanaged desktops by delivering flexible, secure access for offsite workers/contractors without the need to purchase hardware. It is also well suited for companies in financial services and healthcare that need extremely high levels of security, compliance, and business continuity for desktops. At the same time, VDI isn’t the right answer for every desktop. Certain desktop configurations, such as mobile and laptop users, are not good candidates for using VDI as VDI assumes that users are connected. Customers should evaluate all their different desktop scenarios within their organization and see where the benefits of solutions like VDI work best. Regardless of what decision you make, we recommend that you virtualize your applications using Application Virtualization (App-V) to realize immediate cost savings. We’ve seen from a recent TCO study that customers can realize up to $82 per desktop per year in cost savings by virtualizing their applications. We also have 80+ case studies attesting to this.

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