May 13, 2011
The advent of virtualization technology on x86 platforms has allowed a radically new, cost-effective model of desktop delivery. It allows IT to centrally manage, maintain, and enforce policies on desktops in a much more effective and holistic manner than traditional desktops (individual PCs running an operating system and applications) and legacy SBC/terminal services solutions (shared OS and applications).
This enables better compliance and leads to a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership. In addition, virtual desktops can enable powerful new functionality for end users.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops increases the security, agility, and manageability of enterprise desktop deployments. By moving desktop environments off of the end point and into the datacenter, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops will help enterprises safeguard their data and keep pace with today's fast-changing environment.
This paper discusses in depth the benefits of the virtual desktop model and highlights Red Hat solutions. It also covers some of the significant differences between Red Hat solutions and existing virtual desktop solutions.