Date Added: Jul 2009
Maintaining physical desktops typically requires time-consuming desk-side visits, reduces user productivity, delays support response, allows configuration drift, exposes data, reduces mobility, and increases costs. Automation software helps, but really just masks the fundamental problems of traditional physical desktop management. Server-hosted desktop virtualization - also known as remote desktop or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) - solves many of these problems by separating the user environment from the physical hardware. The virtual desktop is hosted centrally, and delivered to the end user across the network, eliminating many of the problems of maintaining distributed desktop systems.