The virtual desktop has been getting a lot of attention these days, but what are the true advantages and disadvantages of virtualizing the end user’s work environment? Not too long ago, when a company hired a new employee in a corporate setting, a desktop or laptop purchase was associated with that new hire. And along with that, other costs were associated with the hardware such as licensing, cabling (if required), power use, support and maintenance. A lot of the costs were not a day-one spend, but came over time and in most cases were recurring, as end users and PCs required hardware and software updates or replacement.
If you don’t have it already the new VMware View for Android is now available as a Tech Preview. It sports some what of a different look and feel from the iPad version and looks really nice.
I wanted to do a post of my initial experiences with the deployment and management of VMware View 4.6. I have used VMware server virtualization for years and in the past month had a need and opportunity to deploy VMware View for production use. The scenario was that we currently had Xendesktop deployed for a pro0f of concept (POC) by our internal Citrix admins and engineers.
I have been testing Vmware View 4 in the lab for a few weeks. My company is also planning a desktop strategy so I wanted to see for myself what View 4 had to offer since I we use vSphere 4 for our server virtualization. Citrix is also being looked at but I’m a Vmware lover not to take anything away from Citrix and their desktop virtualization products.
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This video shows a simple run through of vmware view 4 and creating a ..