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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with VMware View 5

  • September 15, 2016
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By Rich Carey, Senior Network Engineer at DP Solutions

What is VDI and what are the benefits?:

The concept of a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is to run desktop operating systems and applications from virtual machines located in a data center. Although the end user accesses their desktop environment via a thin client or an actual desktop, all of the data resides within a network operating center (NOC). This is not a new concept. In the early days of computing, all data was accessed via a “dumb terminal” that connected to a mainframe system, which was typically located in a data center or NOC. With VDI, the end user is presented with an environment that is very similar in experience and functionality to the traditional desktop PC. So, you’re probably thinking “Why would I want to implement VDI?”

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