Virtual Desktop Battle of the Giants Xen Desktop VS VMware VDI
The Traditional Windows Desktop Applications Hardware User Interface Operating System
The Desktop Challenge Hardware Operating System User Profile Data OS Files Local Storage Applications Hard Drive Memory System Board Processor Component Risk Ramifications Hardware Disk Drive Failure Memory Failure Processor Failure System Board Failure Lost Data Lost Time Lost $$$$ Operating System Patch Failure OS Corruption Virus / Malware Applications Patch Failure Data Corruption Application Compatibility User Profile Profile Corruption Data Lost Data Corrupted Data
Similar to Virtual Servers in that desktops are hosted as virtual devices on a virtual delivery platform
Allows easy replication and deployment of a standard image
Enforces platform standardization
Extends the useful life of existing desktop infrastructure
3 Delivery Architectures VM Desktop Server Desktops Hardware Windows Server 2003 / 2008 User User User Workstation Desktops XP or Vista XP or Vista Traditional Desktop Desktop User User Blade Hardware VDI or XenDesktop XP or Vista User User XP or Vista
How does your Help Desk spend their time? Reactionary tasks SW, patches, and Q&A Network ops support Strategic project work
Why Do Something Different? The Traditional Approach
Desktop administrators DEPLOY their Windows desktops.
Provision and manage every desktop. Create and manage a unique image for every device or user role.
Secure every endpoint to prevent data loss and malware. Constantly rollout patches.
Support users at every remote location, including those using “untrusted” desktops.
Perform hardware refreshes or retire desktops to support growing application needs for more computing power.
Traditional desktop deployment is slow, expensive, and not secure. It provides low visibility into user experience and limits operational flexibility.
Why Citrix? The Citrix Dynamic Desktop Initiative brings together key industry players such as Microsoft, VMware, IBM, HP, Dell, Wyse, Neoware, and others to provide the most comprehensive desktop delivery solutions. Citrix is the market leader in delivering virtual Windows desktops with an estimated 10 million desktops to date. Citrix is the only company which can offer end-to-end Application Delivery Infrastructure for both application and desktop delivery.