Desktop Virtualization With Riverbed and VMware
Source: Riverbed Technology
Like other virtualization products, desktop virtualization holds the promise of a dramatically simplified IT infrastructure, cost effective IT utilization, and flexible management, all while providing greater user flexibility and increased security. Solution vendors claim to provide enterprises with a new model of enterprise computing, whereby any client device can be used to securely access company data from any location, without requiring an individual to have their own machine, data, and applications running locally. As with most distributed computing models, desktop virtualization faces a performance challenge when enterprises attempt to use this technology to support a globally distributed workforce.