Deploy VDI Now:10 Reasons to Make the Switch Instead of Replacing Your PCs
Many small and medium enterprises are on the verge of a major PC refresh to replace all those PCs that have long stayed past their prime -- many four-years-old or five-years-old, clogged with malware, and running hot. Those poorly performing desktop PCs are chugging under the weight of new applications and can't take advantage of the performance enhancements offered by new operating systems. But before making the expensive leap into new desktops with all of the associated costs, administrators should ask themselves – "is there a better way?" The answer may very well come in the form of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), where the physical desktop PC is replaced by a virtual PC running in the datacenter and the desktop session is delivered to an endpoint via a TCP/IP connection. Many vendors offer VDI solutions that work with a range of endpoints, including thin clients, zero clients, netbooks, notebooks and traditional PCs. Those vendors include VMware, VDIWorks, Citrix and many others, offering plenty of choices that should meet most any requirement. More importantly, VDI opens up a world of opportunities and offers a few significant advantages over the traditional rip and replace system of refreshing desktop PCs.