Desktop Virtualization Not for the faint of heart 1 #11NTCttvirt
2 Desktop virtualization is hot, and vendor competition is fierce. Three of the top virtual desktop products are Citrix XenDesktop, Quest vWorkspace and VMware View. Of the three, only VMware doesn't provide customers with a choice of infrastructure. While Citrix and Quest support just about everything out there
Different Perspectives App virtualization Servervirtualization DesktopVirtualization
Increase Business Continuity Synchronizes personal profiles, settings and data to the data-center using Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection Saves Cost: ON THE FRONT END - quickly recover from PC failures and PC theft Enable anywhere access: enable users to access their data from any authorized PC at any time Improve business continuity: get users’ data on a new PC simply by logging in MultiPoint Server – distributed via USB or Ethernet devices, good example of a low cost VDI solution
9 Devices are a plenty . . . HP Thin Client t5325 1.2 GHzDT - 1 1.2 GHz - RAM 512 MB - no HDD - HP ThinPro - Monitor : none - Smart Buy MFG #: VY623AT#ABA | CDW #: 1937793 $209.99 HP Compaq Thin Client t5540 - Eden 1 GHzTower - 1 x Eden 1 GHz - RAM 512 MB - no HDD - Chrome9 HC3 - Gigabit Ethernet - Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 - Monitor : none - Smart Buy MFG #: VA213AT#ABA | CDW #: 1833024 $339.99
Web Resources Citrix Ask the Architect website http://community.citrix.com/p/xendesktop-on-microsoft#home XenDesktop with Microsoft Hyper-V Guide http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx124687 XenDesktop Modular Reference Architecture http://support.citrix.com/article/ctx124087
Questions to ask . . . What are you trying to solve – Hardware deployments? Application Deployment? Lower desktop costs? Do you have the infrastructure? What’s your bandwidth and internal traffic like? What is your support?
Where to find me . . . Twitter: @michaelsola firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsola