Servers are widely deployed as virtual. Unfortunately these actually cost more than physical where I work due to all the hardware and software requirements around them. Try getting cheap SAN for non-mission critical servers *sigh*.
Any VDI solution is DOA because of actual costs. Don't talk to me of soft costs because the bottom line doesn't see them which is where the focus is at. When I can deploy and redeploy a physical solution at less than1/2 the cost of a virtual it becomes laughable. ( Fix the licensing MS. i.e. bring it out from behind all the additional costs al la SA.)
Then there's the facts of many WAN linked sites. Not a good VDI environment.
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