Hybrid Desktop Virtualization: A New Approach for the Cloud

May 12, 2011 No Comments

Desktop virtualization (DV) is a big technology trend, but despite the number of approaches taken by entrants to this new market, there are few solutions that are well suited for use in the cloud. Take for example, the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) approach, which allows users to connect any device to the data center using remote desktop protocols. That works great for task workers and thin client devices tethered to the LAN, but it is not ideal for users who work offline, distributed users who connect to the data center over the WAN or mobile power users running demanding multimedia applications. Laptops, in particular, present unique management challenges, since they are often used offline or outside the corporate network.

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