Premium Content

Access "VDI adoption is hitting its stride -- finally"

Published: 25 Jun 2013

How many times have we heard that this is the year of VDI? Probably every year since 2006. I have not believed that VDI was ever ready for prime time. (I even co-wrote a book called The VDI Delusion, in which we essentially spent 240 pages explaining why VDI is not that great.) But VDI adoption has changed this year with the advent of two new technologies. The first is around storage. I always argued that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) had to be about persistent "1-to-1" disk images, but that doing so with traditional server storage was prohibitively expensive. This is why most VDI deployments have focused on non-persistent "shared" images, and why VDI adoption has remained marginal. Now, vendors such as Atlantis Computing, GreenBytes, Tegile (and probably 20 others) offer block-level, single-instance primary storage. This means you can build a VDI environment for hundreds of users—with each user having a unique disk image—for a price that just last year would have only bought you a shared-image system. The second major breakthrough of the past year ... Access >>>

Access TechTarget
Premium Content for Free.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

What's Inside

Features

More Premium Content Accessible For Free

  • Cloud data encounters global challenges
    MI_0714.png
    E-Zine

    Cloud services and data could be located anywhere -- and that's a scary proposition for many enterprises, especially after ongoing revelations of ...

  • Hold on loosely: Data center outsourcing in the modern age
    datacenter_outsourcing.png
    E-Handbook

    Wholesale colocation solutions often provide organizations with a number of financial and logistical benefits. But data center outsourcing, though a ...

  • To converge or not: Drama-free infrastructure solutions for IT
    drama-free_infrastructure.png
    E-Handbook

    Some IT pros look at mainframes as converged infrastructure. Some see the flexibility and scalability of server farms, or outsourcing to MSPs and ...