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If you have the hardware, VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) can deliver a thin client experience similar to that of a desktop PC, but challenges remain

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Now practically synonymous with desktop virtualization, VDI uses a hypervisor to run many instances of a desktop VM (virtual machine) on one or more physical servers, providing a customizable environment for each user.  While VDI makes sense for some deployments, broader proliferation awaits such advances as the client hypervisor, which runs VMs on client hardware.

This PDF report provides the following benefits:
* How VDI works and what it provides that longstanding approaches to sever-based computing do not
* Advice on doing your own cost-benefit analysis that takes into account infrastructure and licensing costs
* Proven best practices for deploying VDI, with an emphasis on optimum use cases and planning for future technology

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