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  • user environment virtualization (UE virtualization)

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About Virtual desktop management

Virtual desktop management can empower a mobile workforce, simplify desktop deployment and improve endpoint security -- but only when you create a virtual desktop strategy that suits your environment. This section helps you identify the best virtual desktop tools that enable IT to centrally manage and secure desktop images while still allowing for personalization of desktops. Administrators can run guest operating systems such as Windows or Linux beneath or on top of virtualization software, and users can use thin clients to access applications hosted on consolidated servers. This section outlines how to deploy virtual systems with a hypervisor for easier backup and more secure endpoint devices and helps you identify the best desktop virtualization software for your environment.

Our virtualization news coverage, tips and expert technical advice can help you determine how to best manage virtual desktops.