As IT increasingly evolves into a profit center, many CIOs complain that operational costs consume an excessive share of overall costs, and justifiably so. As it has been in the server world, virtualization is the magic word that comes up when such issues are discussed in conjunction with desktop management.
As a result, virtualization of the desktop has begun to surface as a viable and cost justifiable alternative to the standard, physical laptop/desktop system. This whitepaper shows what is behind desktop virtualization or VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) and explains the technical basics. It further discusses the current market situation and demonstrates the potentials to be achieved when VDI is correctly integrated with IT management and the respective business processes.