Feeds

Cutting your teeth on desktop virtualization?

Complete our poll and share the experience

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Reader Study It could be argued that desktop virtualization was where it all started in terms of the current hoo-ha around virtualization as a whole. Most attention might now be focused on the server, but there's still plenty of potential for virtualization on the desktop.

While desktop virtualization may be simple in principle, in practice there are many ways to skin the cat. At its most straightforward a virtual machine can be hosted on a desktop directly, allowing more than one computing environment to share the same screen.

But given that the virtual machine (VM) can potentially reside anywhere, what's to stop running the desktop environment on a server and remotely displaying its screen on the client? Nothing, as long as server, network, desktop and the VM are appropriately sized and configured. The term in vogue for this is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI.

In addition, virtualization can be more granular, as individual applications can be configured to run in their own environments as and when necessary. Ouf! With such a range of options, the challenge can be to pick through them and make the most appropriate choices.

At this stage, nobody has all the answers. But we're mighty keen to find out who's doing what with what. Have you selected one kind of desktop virtualization over another, or are you considering it? What kinds of users do you see as the most likely targets for VDI, and how far might you take deployment?

If you're interested, please grab a cuppa and take two minutes to fill in our survey. We will come back to you with the results as soon as we've crunched them.

Start Survey

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes
Fix issued, fingers pointed, forums in flames
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work
You don't want your cat or drunk pics at the office
Soz, web devs: Google snatches its Wallet off the table
Killing off web service in 3 months... but app-happy bonkers are fine
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?