Date Added: Sep 2010
As traditional lines between virtualization, management, and security continue to blur, desktop virtualization is emerging as a compelling option for many organizations. Interestingly, leaders in this field commonly discuss management and security benefits more than they do the underlying abstraction technologies they implement. Therefore, when evaluating desktop virtualization options, it's a best practice to keep in mind that vendors take vastly different architectural approaches to solving similar problems. Architectural differences emphasize value at different points in the overall solution stack, and can dramatically limit the degree to which those management and security benefits are realized in the real world.