Infrastructure & Architecture Definitions

  • R

    RemoteFX

    RemoteFX is a set of protocols for Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) that are used to remotely deliver Windows virtual desktops over a local area network (LAN).

  • 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 desktop infrastructure (VDI)

    Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server.

  • virtual hard disk (VHD)

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

  • VMware Horizon Client

    VMware Horizon Client is software that IT or users install on endpoint devices to connect with Horizon View virtual desktops and applications running on vSphere ESXi servers in a company's data center.

  • W

    Windows as a Service (WaaS)

    Windows as a Service is the delivery of a Microsoft Windows virtual desktop and applications by a cloud service provider.

  • Windows Thin PC

    Windows Thin PC (WinTPC)  is a stripped down version of Windows 7 for legacy PCs that do not have the resources to support a full version of Windows 7.

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