Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Two Sides of a Coin
Bangalore: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI runs the desktop operating systems and application software in a virtual machine using the hardware of the server. The end-users can however access the software from their PC’s. This method saves the trouble of upgrading the software on every workstation and also gives the user an option to opt for a different environment.
VDI also simplifies the tasks of management as all the workstations can use the same image of the OS or the application software, using the same image all the desktop systems can be automatically updated.
For instance, in many organizations Windows XP is still used despite the numerous upgrades the operating system has already gone through. The reason for companies to stick to XP is the migration usually asks for a lot of hardware upgrades and is very time-consuming. Technologies such as VDI simplify their concerns by creating one single image that can be employed in all the workstations across the organization.
VDI, for sure is a technology to watch out for but rightly said, every coin has two sides. So as complied by PC World, here is a list of advantages and disadvantages about VDI. Have a look: