Virtualization

Repurposing a PC to a Thin Desktop Using VMware View

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Executive Summary

The VMware View is built on best in the field VMware virtualization platform and enables delivery of personalized and efficient virtual desktop solutions which work on a centralized desktop management system for the complete enterprise. These solutions are ideally suited for organizations which have users of virtual desktop at multiple levels, all dependent on the same backbone system for data storage, processing, and reporting. The VMware View offers to operate virtual desktops in large datacenters for users who need single view of multiple applications, yet have the basic requirement of similar personalized representation of the data from all devices found at any location. VMware View is a ground breaking new technology that promises to revolutionize the current practices in virtual desktop management and desktop operating solutions. Large data centers have basic requirements of rapid deployment and installation in secure environments, high availability and appropriation access control definitions, efficient and reliable data recovery procedures, secure the integrity of business data, and ensure confidentiality and compliance. Data confidentiality is maintained by isolation of each desktop. Another benefit of VMware View is its working on "Thin" desktops. "Thin" desktops are cost effective yet efficient solutions which enables users to use new operating systems (like Windows Vista) by using the existent old desktop hardware. A paper released by VMware tells one about the different approaches of converting legacy PC to thin desktops.

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