Benefits of desktop virtualization technology

Learn about the benefits of desktop virtualization technology, including simple desktop management and improved desktop security, so you can explain its benefits to customers.

The benefits of desktop virtualization technology range from simpler desktop management to better security. Longer PC lifecycles and more efficient power usage are other desktop virtualization benefits.

But desktop virtualization technology also creates issues concerning bandwidth usage and device compatibility. There's also the question of using thin clients vs. thick clients.

In this Hot Spot Tutorial chapter, learn more about desktop virtualization technology and how to explain its benefits to customers.

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Virtual desktop software pros and cons: Virtual desktop software cuts hardware costs, simplifies desktop management and uses less power, but it also requires more bandwidth and hurts graphics performance.

Thin clients vs. thick clients for desktop virtualization: Find out when you should recommend thin clients or PCs (aka thick clients) to your desktop virtualization customers.

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What is a thick client? A thick client is a networked computer with most resources installed locally, rather than distributed over a network.

What is a thin client? A thin client is a low-cost, centrally managed computer devoid of CD-ROM players, diskette drives and expansion slots.

Desktop and application virtualization choices have huge growth potential. Find out how to guide your customers toward smart purchasing decisions.

This was first published in February 2009

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