Date Added: Mar 2011
The business value of a VDI implementation cannot be expressed with a simple deployment cost calculation. The full picture includes ongoing capital and operational costs as well as impacts on other pillars of value, such as operational agility, service quality and risk mitigation. The best hypervisor for VDI is therefore one that allows IT to implement VDI solutions that are easy to engineer, don't need custom tuning, easy to manage and support, and cost-effective to deliver. The performance and density improvements delivered in Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 SP1 unquestionably drive significant cost reductions in comparison to other VDI solutions, but when all the aspects of business value are considered the differences are compelling.