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December 2, 2008  4:16 PM

Virtual desktops: Do your own math



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Desktop virtualization, thin clients, VDI, Virtualization, virtualization costs, VMware, Why choose server virtualization?

We can talk until we're blue in the face about universal clients, ubiquitous data access and streamlined image management, but ultimately the question of whether virtual desktops make sense comes down to what IT decisions always come down to: money. Johnathan,  a Server Virtualization blog...

November 21, 2008  4:31 PM

Some remaining thoughts on VDI



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Desktop virtualization, Pano Logic, thin clients, VDI, Virtualization, Why choose server virtualization?

There's a lot of virtual desktop news these days, and before too much time passes, I want to share some tidbits on VDI that I picked up this week and that had never occurred to me before.

  1. VDI can save you money on software licenses. At least, that's what I hear from...


November 20, 2008  12:04 PM

Where regular desktops fear to tread



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Desktop virtualization, hardware, Pano Logic, thin clients, VDI, Virtualization

Have you ever marveled at how fast desktops and laptops start breaking down, even under normal working conditions? Try putting a desktop on the floor of a plastics manufacturing facility. You’ll be lucky if you get a week out of the desktop before something fails, said Kunal Patel, IT director at...


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