Virtual Desktop Resources Definitions

  • C

    Clonezilla

    Clonezilla is a free open source disk cloning application based on Debian. Like other disk cloning applications, Clonezilla copies the contents of a hard drive for transfer to another storage medium, such as another computer's hard drive or a removable medium, such as a DVD or a USB drive. Clonezilla is compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

  • continuous media

    Continuous media is data where there is a timing relationship between source and destination.

  • D

    Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

    Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a cloud service in which the back-end of a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is hosted by a cloud service provider.

  • desktop virtualization

    Desktop virtualization is the concept of isolating a logical operating system instance from the client that is used to access it.

  • H

    hot desking

    Hot desking is a work space sharing model in which employees outnumber desks. In some such environments, each work station has its own computer and the worker logs into a virtual desktop. In other implementations, workers have notebook computers that they bring to work with them or store in a locker on the premises, along with any personal effects.

  • R

    Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

    Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is an application-level protocol for the transfer of real-time media data.

  • U

    user installed application (UIA)

    User installed applications (UIA) are programs that are installed on a computer by an end user, instead of by a corporate IT department.

  • V

    virtual desktop

    A virtual desktop is a computer operating system that does not run directly on the endpoint hardware from which a user accesses it.

  • virtual hard disk (VHD)

    Virtual hard disk (VHD) is a disk image file format for storing the complete contents of a hard drive. (Continued)

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