As the demands in consumer technology market are increasing, so are the ways which help the businesses to suffice those faster and better. Desktops and laptops are gradually getting obsolete and the companies understand that virtualization can be a real help in meeting expectations of the customers with lesser investments.
The problem though is that too many options for virtualization are present today. Which form of desktop virtualization would benefit what kind of business is vital before the businesses decide to deploy virtualization solutions. The Terminal Services/ Remote Desktop Services, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Application virtualization etc. have their individual excellence, but these solutions prove revolutionary only if understood and implemented just where these are needed to be.
Here are a few such solutions which have a profound working for their own set of activities, but which should be understood very properly before one decides to go with these:
- Server Hosted Virtual Desktops or VDI:
- Client hosted Virtual Desktops:
The major vendors like Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Dell etc. are in a continuous research mode to help improvise on this technology.
- Desktop as a Service (DaaS):
This model is more of a vendor oriented technology than the business. The biggest challenge involved in this is about the end user licensing agreement. There still are issues over DaaS implementation as to who should bear the licensing fee and the renewal charges. The manufacturing companies have been working extensively in this regard. The model is very similar to the cloud implementation which is in much discussion today. Confined to the desktop virtualization, DaaS can also be termed as Desktop Cloud Model. The major vendors for the service today include Dell, Microsoft and Citrix.
Read about Remote desktop services RDS and classification of virtualization as well.