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Vendor Round Table: Desktop Virtualization

Top ISVs answer common IT questions about their solutions

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Desktop Virtualization Comparison: Vendor Round Table

Top Desktop Virtualization Vendors Answer IT’s Questions

Why you should read this document:

This guide is designed to help you evaluate desktop virtualization solutions based on a series of questions posed to today’s top vendors, including:
• Description of current offering, including delivery model and solution architecture.
• Which usage scenarios the solution is best suited for, including mobile.
• How the solution handles compute load, graphics, web server load, and more.
• How the solution balances user expectations with the need for security.

This guide is designed to help you evaluate desktop virtualization software vendors by letting you compare their answers to common IT questions.

IT departments are increasingly turning to desktop virtualization to help them achieve an important equilibrium: balancing their need to exert more control over the client platform, so they can simplify management and rein in costs, with their users’ desire for more flexibility and greater choice in end points and applications. But many IT professionals are daunted by the complexity of the desktop virtualization ISV landscape. The possibilities are many, and so are the software vendors. We created this guide to help you evaluate different desktop virtualization solutions by enabling you to compare vendor answers across a standard set of questions.

Based on Intel’s experience implementing desktop virtualization in our own organization, we compiled a list of questions IT professionals typically ask as they start researching vendor solutions. We then posed these questions to six desktop virtualization vendors: three long-time players in the desktop virtualization space (Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware) and three newer companies (Scense, Virtual Computer, and Wanova). This document compiles their responses.

Read the full Desktop Virtualization Comparison Vendor Roundtable Guide.