VMware Acquisition Boosts Intelligent Desktop VirtualizationMay 23, 2012 No Comments
SOURCE: IT Business Edge
The difference between VDI and intelligent desktop virtualization (IDV) is that the latter is a Type 1 implementation of a hypervisor on the client, sometimes known as client-hosted virtualization. VDI, in contrast, hosts the desktop environment on top of a virtual machine on a server.
Type 1 hypervisors differ from Type 2 hypervisors that are currently more widely deployed in that the Type 1 hypervisor is deployed on top of bare metal. In contrast, the Type 2 hypervisor is deployed on top of a native operating system.