In Steve Herrod’s keynote at this year’s VMworld conference, he referred to “decomposing desktops”—which I could only picture as a rotting stack of old PCs and Apple Macintosh Pluses in a graveyard somewhere. (Yes, I’ve got Halloween on the brain.)
However, I think what Herrod meant was that IT is looking at desktops differently these days. In some ways, they’re being virtually broken down into their disparate parts, as users access information quite differently than in the past.
But desktop PCs are certainly not corpses, according to news director Bridget Botelho. She writes in the first issue of Modern Infrastructure that despite the hype, VDI still hasn’t delivered on its promise of a full desktop experience. And that leaves IT pros continuing to depend heavily on those stalwart desktop PCs. Will VDI ever make it to prime time? Let us know what you think.