In this whitepaper, Russ Fellows and John Webster discuss the emerging trends in VDI, as well as cover ways that VDI vendors are taken the first step towards the ideals of next generation VDI.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has emerged as a foundational technology for cloud-based IT services delivery models. VDI is also seeing attention from IT administrators who are tasked with improving security, while lowering the high administrative costs of managing hundreds or thousands of desktops.
Typically VDI has been synonymous with hosted Windows desktops along with traditional Windows applications. VDI is now moving beyond Windows only, providing an opportunity to redefine the connection point to include a growing variety of mobile and tablet devices. VDI offers IT administrators an opportunity to redesign the way they deliver applications to users in a consistent and centralized way, while providing enhanced security.