Sep 06, 2012
Client virtualization encapsulates a user's desktop including operating system, applications, data and personalization-and stores it in the data center, rather than on the end-point device.
This has several advantages. The desktop is stored and maintained centrally, so it's much easier to manage, maintain and support. It's not tied to a particular computer, so it can be accessed from different devices. And the end-point device stores neither desktop nor data, so the security danger posed by unpatched software, or the loss or theft of mobile devices drops significantly.
These projects can be complicated, lengthy and expensive. These problems led Hewlett-Packard to combine servers, storage, networking and management technologies into one integrated, ready-to-install solution: the HP client VirtualSystem.