Virtual Desktop Infrastructure The future of client networks
What is VDI? • Virtualization developed 59 years ago as a software solution to the hardware limitation • Used in server environments to expand functionality • Can emulate unique machines and create entire virtual environments for specific purposes • Today's hardware limitation is the inability to miniaturize CPU cores, nor efficiently go beyond 3Ghz. The only current remedy is multi-core chip dies, which can be challenging to fully utilize.
Current Infrastructure Microsoft Terminal Services - Disadvantages • Costly and inefficient expansions • Repetitive and wasteful maintenance • Shared software libraries cause concurrency issues security risks • Lack of videocard emulation provides poor video performance
Virtualized Infrastructure Advantages Overview of Sun VDI with Client Virtualization • Administrative Advantages • Reduced Maintenance • A la Carte Expandability • End User Advantages • Choice of Operating Environment • Improved Accessibility
Maintenance • On-The-Fly Functionality • Software and System updates • Hardware “Maintenance Mode” • Single Instance Software Installations • Self Contained Operating Environments • Administrator Adjustable Hardware Resources • Fully Integrated with Active Directory
À La Carte Expandability • Expand Only What You Need • Automatic Load Balancing • Expandable over a Cloud • Can Use Multiple Vendors’ Virtualization Software Concurrently • Compatible with Current Microsoft Terminal Services
End User Benefits • Extremely High Desktop Availability • Choice of Operating System • Windows XP, Vista, 7 • Windows Server 2000, 2003, 2008 • Redhat, gOS, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Server • Virtual Private Networks for Labs • Portable Sessions for Roaming Users • Web Browser and Remote Desktop Accessibility • Token Card Access
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