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This webcast presents the model of virtualization described in the book Virtualization: A Manager's Guide, the virtualization tools that make up desktop virtualization and examine why this combination ...

This webcast presents the model of virtualization described in the book Virtualization: A Manager's Guide, the virtualization tools that make up desktop virtualization and examine why this combination of technologies hasn't replaced everyone's desktop system.

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12 13 what is desktop virtualization 12 13 what is desktop virtualization Presentation Transcript

  • Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2011 What is Desktop Virtualization and Why Hasn’t it Taken Over the World? Dan Kusnetzky, Distinguished Analyst and Founder Kusnetzky Group LLC
    • What is virtualization anyway?
    • Virtualization has been in use for a long time
    • Many layers of virtualization in use today
    • What is Desktop Virtualization?
    • If it is so good, why hasn’t it taken over the world?
    • Some suggestions
    Agenda Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
    • Moving a function into an artificial environment
        • Uses excess capacity
        • Processing
        • Memory
        • Storage
        • Networking
    • Offer an "ideal" environment for that function
    What is virtualization anyway? Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
    • Virtualization technology first appeared on Mainframes in the 1960s
    • Single vendor midrange systems introduced virtualization in the 1970s and 1980s
    • It appeared on Industry Standard Systems (X86) in the 1990s
    Virtualization has been in use for a long time Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  • There are Many Layers of Virtualization in Use Today Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
    • Desktop Virtualization means different things to different Suppliers
    • It is the use of one or more of four different technologies
      • Access Virtualization
      • Application Virtualization
      • Virtual machine software
      • Management of virtual environments
    What is Desktop Virtualization Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
    • Depending upon the goals different technologies are appropriate
      • Reduction of management costs?
      • Simplifying lifecycle changes and reducing costs
      • Simplifying the adoption of and integration of new devices
    What are the goals? Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
    • The devil we know
    • Large initial investment
    • Disconnected operations
    • Avoiding change
    • Desire to leap over this type of change
    If Desktop Virtualization is so good, why hasn’t it taken over the world? Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
    • Know what applications and workloads are in the environment
    • Know the real requirements of your environment
      • Mobility
      • Training
      • Technology
      • Security
      • Management
    • Select the proper tool for the task at hand rather than the tool du jure
    • "If you don't know where you're going, you're likely to end up somewhere else.” Lawrence Peter
    Suggestions Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  • Virtualization: A Manager’s Guide Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010