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Reader: VDI Will Become 'Obvious Solution'

I recently asked for your feedback on how ready for prime-time VDI is. Martin Ingram, VP of Strategy for AppSense, has written a thoughtful response, one worth sharing with you in full. Note that AppSense makes destkop virtualization products, so they talk to customers in this space every day. Here's what he had to say:

"My take on this debate is that while I can plot the technology future for client virtualization for about the next 5 years that is not really the point. There are already some groups of users where the currently available technology is fine, there are other groups that need capabilities that are not yet ready. The decision on when to implement is going to be based on when the technology is mature enough for each type of users and will show real benefits.

Over time we will see virtual desktops become the obvious solution for greater and greater proportions of users. As items on Brian's list (and other capabilities) get delivered the applicability of virtual desktops increases but this is not a question of "Do nothing until...". I see this progression is already underway at the customer organizations I talk to."

I think there's a lot of sense in what Ingram says. Do you?

Posted by Keith Ward on 12/04/2008 at 12:48 PM


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