Virtualization

PC virtualization gains attention

In an informal poll of readers on virtualization-centric site Virtualization Review, 193 readers (to date) cast their votes on their "primary virtualization concern in 2008."

In an informal poll of readers on virtualization-centric site Virtualization Review, 193 readers (to date) cast their votes on their "primary virtualization concern in 2008." That virtualization of servers would come out tops is a no-brainer, and forget about the 11% who are still struggling to understand virtualization.

What I found intriguing was the high proportion of votes cast under "PCs." At the moment, desktop virtualization involves packaging an entire operating system into a virtual machine container, which is normally hosted in the data center. The result is streamlined desktop management that also happens to be a trivial matter to back up for business continuity and disaster recovery purpose.

Unlike server consolidation which has a pretty clear ROI, the case for desktop virtualization remains somewhat elusive. It remains to be seen whether it will take off.

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Have you tried out PC or desktop virtualization yet?

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

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