Virtualized desktops are hosted on a remote central server instead of on the hard drive of local personal computer. Desktop virtualization software separates an individual’s PC applications, files, data, etc. from their desktop. Benefits of this computing model include lowering the total cost of ownership, extending hardware life cycles, increasing security, lowering energy output, and centralizing desktop management.
Over the past couple of years virtualization has drastically changed the IT scene and the way people compute. From the server to the desktop, virtualization provides a more efficient way to prevent server sprawl and helps reduce energy emissions, centralizes management and is an easy and quick deployment. Desktop virtualization links the thin client on the desktop to its own virtual machine that is located on the server. Multiple virtual machines can reside on the server-each with their own applications and operating systems. Each thin client is centrally managed and is accessible from anywhere on the network.
The key benefit to virtualizing the desktop is total cost of ownership. Companies can diminish overall TCO by dramatically reducing desktop management, extending lifecycles of hardware and lowering power and cooling costs. Some other benefits include:
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Increase security
- Easy deployment- ability to setup up workgroups in very little time
- Reduce energy costs by nearly 80%
- Centralized management
- Less downtime/greater productivity
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