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  • VDI hardware evaluation checklist

    Picking the right hardware for your VDI deployment is critical, but it doesn't have to be difficult. To start, check to see if your VDI software vendor has a list of compatible components.

  • Top seven most griped about VDI challenges

    VDI isn't easy to stand up and deploy, and a lot of people have complaints about it: It's too complex, it costs too much, performance stinks and admins are hard to find.

  • VDI problems solved, 'anti-VDI' emerges in 2014

    Most -- if not all -- VDI problems have been solved at the close of 2014. Now anti-VDI is on the horizon. In the year to come, HP's Moonshot could gain traction with its back-to-basics approach.

  • VDI plants the seeds for desktops in the cloud

    VDI may never see adoption rates over 20% because it takes a lot of upfront investment and on-site expertise. That adds up to big bucks, for many companies. But DaaS offloads the hardware and skills-based requirements that it takes...

  • What are the biggest pros and cons of VDI?

    Cost savings and easier management are billed as top reasons to do VDI, but the technology also has downsides, and its complexity can make it daunting.

  • How DaaS and VDI management differ

    VDI management has a leg up on traditional desktop management, but things get even easier when you deliver virtual desktops to users from the cloud.

  • When should persistent VDI be used over non-persistent VDI?

    VDI expert Brian Madden explains why most of today's storage options can handle persistent desktops, and how non-persistence can contribute to VDI failure.

  • In defense of nonpersistent VDI

    Using nonpersistent disk images to do VDI hasn't always been the best option, but advancements in application virtualization technology now make it just as viable as persistent desktops.

  • Four options for VDI disaster recovery

    Having a DR plan in place is important, especially if you host virtual desktops. But how should you plan for VDI disaster recovery? Consider Hyper-V, Windows To Go, storage replication and offline virtual desktops.

  • Nexenta storage pushes university's VDI to the next level

    Tired of throwing hardware at latency problems hindering its virtual desktop infrastructure performance, the IT team at Northern Arizona University found a software cure.

    The Northern...

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