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12 13 what is desktop virtualization


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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 of technologies hasn't replaced everyone's desktop system.

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12 13 what is desktop virtualization

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is virtualization anyway? </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization has been in use for a long time </li></ul><ul><li>Many layers of virtualization in use today </li></ul><ul><li>What is Desktop Virtualization? </li></ul><ul><li>If it is so good, why hasn’t it taken over the world? </li></ul><ul><li>Some suggestions </li></ul>Agenda Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  3. 3. <ul><li>Moving a function into an artificial environment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uses excess capacity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Processing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Offer an &quot;ideal&quot; environment for that function </li></ul>What is virtualization anyway? Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  4. 4. <ul><li>Virtualization technology first appeared on Mainframes in the 1960s </li></ul><ul><li>Single vendor midrange systems introduced virtualization in the 1970s and 1980s </li></ul><ul><li>It appeared on Industry Standard Systems (X86) in the 1990s </li></ul>Virtualization has been in use for a long time Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  5. 5. There are Many Layers of Virtualization in Use Today Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  6. 6. <ul><li>Desktop Virtualization means different things to different Suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>It is the use of one or more of four different technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual machine software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of virtual environments </li></ul></ul>What is Desktop Virtualization Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  7. 7. <ul><li>Depending upon the goals different technologies are appropriate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction of management costs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifying lifecycle changes and reducing costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplifying the adoption of and integration of new devices </li></ul></ul>What are the goals? Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  8. 8. <ul><li>The devil we know </li></ul><ul><li>Large initial investment </li></ul><ul><li>Disconnected operations </li></ul><ul><li>Avoiding change </li></ul><ul><li>Desire to leap over this type of change </li></ul>If Desktop Virtualization is so good, why hasn’t it taken over the world? Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  9. 9. <ul><li>Know what applications and workloads are in the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Know the real requirements of your environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select the proper tool for the task at hand rather than the tool du jure </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;If you don't know where you're going, you're likely to end up somewhere else.” Lawrence Peter </li></ul>Suggestions Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010
  10. 10. Virtualization: A Manager’s Guide Kusnetzky Group, LLC © 2010