Dell’s announced a full Virtual desktop solution stack, hosted or private, with Citrix and VMware. This is a big step in the right direction for VDI.
The piece that has been missing from VDI is ease of deployment for SMB and the public sector. Large enterprises have figured out how to do it. In my opinion, this will create a massive market uptake for mid market companies as well as for the education and healthcare market.
Read the Dell announcement on the Dell site here: http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/press-releases/2011-03-10-press-release-dell-desktop-virtualization-solutions-final.aspx and a well thought-out blog from David Marshall at InfoWorld here.