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virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

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Contributor(s): Alex Barrett

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing. The term was coined by VMware Inc. 

In the past couple of years, some large organizations have turned to VDI as an alternative to the server-based computing model used by Citrix and Microsoft Terminal Services.

This was last updated in April 2007

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I had never heard of VDI before and I find it very interesting. They are thinking of create a job for someone to get the word out there about VDI and seeing as I work in the medical field and I have worked closely to the doctors, I am anxious to see how the program works.
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Jenny
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