Desktop Virtualization: Where is your desktop, really?

Wouldn’t it be nice if all the users who subscribe to a network are actually scattered far and wide geographically but they all have access to the same network and they are all connected to the same server or virtual machine through LAN or WAN or even the Internet? What if there could be a way to let each of these subscribers – no matter where they are – maintain their individualized desktops that house the applications and programs unique to each of these users while all of the computing prowess is contained not with the ‘client systems’ but with a central server?

It’s possible and it’s called Desktop Virtualization.

Why Business Must Go Green? – Part 1: It’s all About the Money

Data centres are ugly ogres when it comes to energy consumption. According to a report published by Rackable Systems[1], the year 2007 witnessed about 180 billion KWH on power requirements and cooling and a whopping $29 billion has been spent to feed this energy requirement alone.

Virtualization: Hype or Need of the Hour?

While virtualization is the latest in the geeky cooler room discussions, the vendors or the IT geeks will kill themselves but not explain what it means to you in a layman’s terms.
 

Would virtualization work for you?
Is it the right answer for your business?
Is it just hype?

Since the answer is “depends”, you will need to ask yourself these questions:

Is there substantial benefits when you take to virtualization?
How do you understand what it’s all about?
How would you go about making decisions about whether or not you need to consider it for your business?

This post should help you extract the juice off and allow you decide whether it's hype or if it's the need of the hour.