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  • 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.

  • How does VDI software work?

    Virtual desktop infrastructure can seem complex because there are so many options and possible configurations. But when it comes down to it, VDI software works via two easy-to-understand components.

  • Four considerations for delivering VDI to mobile workers

    VDI is a natural fit for organizations that make heavy use of mobile devices. It allows you to deliver virtual desktops to almost any device, providing a consistent end-user experience across device types. Even so, there are a few considerations...

  • Microsoft licensing changes should boost VDI

    Microsoft's decision to charge licensing on a per user basis could make VDI more attractive to users

  • How to maximize VDI uptime

    To maximize VDI uptime, you have to choose quality hardware, test software patches and find single points of failure. And remember that admins can be those points, too.

  • IDC: VDI market set for growth

    The VDI market across EMEA is set for decent growth in the next few years according to analyst house IDC

  • Can I use a tablet for VDI?

    Technology-wise, it's possible to access a virtual desktop from a tablet, but the user experience may not be ideal. On the other hand, if you have a mouse and keyboard hooked up to the tablet, it can be a great way to access VDI.

  • At last! Microsoft fixes Windows VDI licensing

    Microsoft has finally changed its licensing model for VDI from per device to per user. This will save your shop some cash, and it's a serious win for Microsoft customers.

  • Do I need antivirus for VDI deployments?

    Deploying VDI should change your antivirus strategy, but it won't eliminate the need for AV. New viruses are just as effective on virtual desktops as they are on physical ones.

    Antivirus for virtual desktop environments can be a source of...

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