White paper: Everything you need to know about desktop virtualisation

If you’re seriously thinking about desktop virtualisation within your business, Steve Cassidy summarises the benefits, the pitfalls and how to ensure your deployment succeeds.

Desktop Virtualization

Think of desktop virtualisation as a superhero. That's not to say the software arrives in Lycra with a flowing cape more that when the broad and accumulated spread of software within your organisation stops feeling like a racing car and starts feeling more like a thicket of uprooted trees hitting a bridge in a flash-flood, you don't need more of the same thinking that got to that condition.

Advertisement - Article continues below

You need a transformative change.

Transformative changes are either painful (people get fired and their successors get to implement the Brave New World) or they are an epiphany (the guy in a tight-fitting costume has arrived and swept away the logjam with a single glance of his X-ray vision).

Desktop virtualisation helps those IT professionals looking at complex and long-standing deployments to make platform change into a longer-term, softer-impact process.

This white paper:

    Describes the architecture that underpins desktop and application virtualisation
    Lifts the lid on the terminology to help with design, sizing, selection and implementation
    Provides a view of, and links to details on, the Microsoft Desktop Virtualisation portfolio
    Illustrates using these products through a case study from an early adopter
    Outlines some custom and practice guidelines for Windows 7 guests
Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
    Dips a toe in the much larger topic of Virtual Machine Management
    Explains what's free and what's paid for
    Presents a sample checklist for a VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) project that IT professionals can use as a starting point
Featured Resources

Top 5 challenges of migrating applications to the cloud

Explore how VMware Cloud on AWS helps to address common cloud migration challenges

Download now

3 reasons why now is the time to rethink your network

Changing requirements call for new solutions

Download now

All-flash buyer’s guide

Tips for evaluating Solid-State Arrays

Download now

Enabling enterprise machine and deep learning with intelligent storage

The power of AI can only be realised through efficient and performant delivery of data

Download now
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mobile/mobile-phones/355088/apple-lifts-iphone-purchase-restrictions
Mobile Phones

Apple lifts iPhone purchase restrictions

23 Mar 2020
Visit/infrastructure/server-storage/355118/hpe-warns-of-critical-bug-that-destroys-ssds-after-40000-hours
Server & storage

HPE warns of 'critical' bug that destroys SSDs after 40,000 hours

26 Mar 2020
Visit/operating-systems/microsoft-windows/355105/microsoft-puts-windows-development-on-lockdown
Microsoft Windows

Microsoft puts Windows development on lockdown

25 Mar 2020
Visit/software/355113/companies-offering-free-software-to-fight-covid-19
Software

These are the companies offering free software during the coronavirus crisis

25 Mar 2020