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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: What does it mean to you?
Wednesday - 10/9/2013, 12:21am EDT
Castelino's company has been in business since 1996. They have over 20 products that are used to improve the ways networks manage data. With the federal move to the cloud, their services are becoming increasingly popular.
The interview focuses on a concept called Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). We all know that server virtualization has been able to increase productivity in the data center. VDI is a technique where a "gold" version of a desktop operating system is placed on each individual desktop user. This standardization allows for easy compliance and trouble shooting.
During the interview, Castelino handled all the usual objections to moving to VDI. Of course, systems must be verified to handle Gigabit speed or wireless speed of 802.11n.
There is the proverbial Monday morning 9am issue - what happens if everyone logs on at the same time. These two can normally be handled by adequately provisioning your network.
Licensing issues are separate. You may have to contact a vendor like Microsoft to deepen your understanding of licensing and virtual desktops.