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What is virtual desktop infrastructure?

Virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI technology as it's come to be known, is a technique for hosting virtual work station images and is very similar to a terminal services environment.

Virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI technology as it's come to be known, is a technique for hosting virtual work station images. It's really similar to a terminal service environment, in fact, it depends on thin client technology just like a terminal services environment does. The big difference is that a terminal services environment uses a single server operating system and multiple users log onto that operating system and each establishes their own individual session. With VDI, you've got a server that is actually hosting multiple virtual desktop operating systems.

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