Many companies would benefit from consolidating applications and data into what is called a Global Single Instance (GSI). In fact, Oracle did this several years ago and today benefits greatly from reduced IT overhead and increased productivity. From a desktop virtualization perspective, you could even look at VDI and server hosted virtual desktops as a Global Single Instance of the desktop environment. These two technologies can work hand in hand to bring even greater benefits to your organization.
One of the biggest problems with a GSI or any sort of centralization of apps and data is that users need to access that server hosted information in a way that is not an impediment to getting their jobs done. Most of us involved with desktop virtualization have seen situations where a remote environment is just too slow to be usable. However, Oracle desktop virtualization, in combination with GSIs, can help solve this remote access performance problem.
Come hear our own Craig Bender discuss Global Single Instances and Oracle desktop virtualization at our free webinar tomorrow:
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