Sumit Dhawan

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There is no lack of evidence of the pain of provisioning, maintaining, and using traditional PC desktops. User satisfaction is low; maintenance costs high; and stories of lost data, hacked networks, and virus, worm, and DoS attacks are reported almost daily in the press. As Credit Suisse noted recently in a report on Desktop Virtualization, “What began as a useful tool that boosted productivity has grown into a bloated device requiring constant upgrades and maintenance due to compatibility issues associated with patches, new hardware, and software releases.” Many IT departments are considering using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to centralize and virtualize user desktops in a secure location, leveraging secure data centers and putting the desktop close to support staff. What about performance, cost, and customization? Current deployments of centralized deskt... (more)