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This article is part of the August 2012, Vol. 40 issue of Top desktop virtualization and DaaS strategies for the enterprise
For desktop virtualization in your organization, you can take the VDI route or the Remote Desktop Services route -- or you could go with a combo. Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), previously called Terminal Services, has been with us for 15 years. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), on the other hand, is still getting its engine going in many organizations. To help you choose the right path for your environment, see how VDI and RDS stack up against one another in this desktop virtualization comparison. What's the difference? Microsoft Remote Desktop Services and VDI are each suited to different scenarios. VDI has a separate virtual machine (VM) for each user and uses a desktop operating system in that VM. It puts isolation between users, so VDI is better for highly regulated or secured environments where information disclosure is a big issue. That also means you have lots of copies of Windows to keep clean and safe. Plus, you have to deal with mass VM boots and updates, which can drain VDI storage performance. More on Microsoft Remote Desktop ... Access >>>
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