VDI : Desktop Computing in Virtual World
In this article I would like to introduce you to the latest and exciting way of Desktop Computing. One who is familiar with the server virtualization, can understand this technology very easily. But those who are completely new to virtualization world, please go through the past articles on this blog first to understand these things pretty much better.
So What is VDI?
VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. An Infrastructure of Desktop Computing which completely depends on Virtualization, to utilize the benefits of it as in case of Server Virtualization. A smarter and better way of Desktop Computing for the IT Industry waiting out there….. In normal desktop infrastructure we will see lot of physical scrap occupied through out the buildings for through out the years. But if you use this technology, every desktop will be available to you as virtual machines (virtual desktop’s) from the “Datacenter” itself. That changes the way of regular computing capabilities in each aspect.
What are advantages of VDI?
- Desktop’s perform better because they run on server hardware
- More secured because they sit in Datacenter
- Ease of administration because of Centralization
- Rapid deployment on the fly
- Lower the costs in OPEX (Operational Expenditure)
- Facilitates to bring your own computer if your company allowed to do so
- More flexible too
What are the products available in current market?
- Citrix XenDesktop (Formerly Provisioning Services)
What is the Architecture of VDI?
Components of VDI
- Virtualization Host Infrastructure (vSphere / XenServer / HyperV)
- VDI Software (VMWare View / XenDesktop / Microsoft RDS)
- Clients (Thin or Zero or Refurbished PC’s)
- Storage Area Network
- Application Virtualization (Optional – ThinApp, XenApp, AppV)
I hope this is informative for you to know about the basics of VDI, please leave a comment below if you like it or if you need any improvements. And do not forget to subscribe because you will miss a lot.