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jactr
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Anyone here using remote hosted Windows or IOS desktops (VDI, Virtual Desktop Infastructure)? One desktop (with apps) that's available anywhere you go, to all devices (remote desktop with terminal services). Turns any networked pc, thin-client, netbook, nettop, or smartphone into full blown desktop.

It's something I'm considering initializing here at home. Citrix, VMWare, and Unidesk are popular, but there's also a few Open Source apps like Ulteo Open Desktop.

Hosted Desktop Key Notes:
--- Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the software is used to manage the virtual desktops on the server side. This software creates the desktop images, stores them on servers and sends them over the network for access via a client device. The VDI hosts each employee's desktop within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server.
--- Thin Clients much cheaper (workstations), but need to weigh risks of server going down, loss of productivity.
--- By 2013, equal to more than 40 percent of the worldwide professional PC market.
--- Disaster recovery or business expansion; much easier to rebuild or add local or off-site work stations (even personal tablets & smartphones).

JT


Last edited by jactr on Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:56 am; edited 2 times in total
Post Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:16 am
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