InfoWorld special report on desktop virtualization
By chhandomay on Jul 24, 2007
|In a special report,
Paul Venezia of InfoWorld takes a look at the VDI (Virtual
market and discusses how vendors, such as Sun Microsystems, are offering
real world thin client solutions that are helping companies save on
rising energy costs, among other things like application compatibility.
Mason Uyeda, Sun Microsystems marketing manager for desktop
is quoted at the beginning of the report, "We're seeing customers
who really want to move away from terminal services for application
issues, among other things, and this is a clear alternative. VDI is
putting gasoline on the virtualization fire."
Paul writes in detail about the differences between traditional thin client systems and VDI, and how VDI changes the way sessions are delivered to the clients. Sun Ray-based broker was included in the report, and his conclusion is that VDI is still in its infancy "but the future definitely looks bright" with vendors like Sun leading the way.