Desktop virtualization minimizes the amount of software on the desktop, it centralizes and reduces desktop management, and it reduces application interaction problems. The architecture of these systems can vary depending on the number of users supported, whether remote clients are supported, and whether multiple operating systems are supported. In a virtual desktop architecture, VMs can be customized, giving the end user more control than with published applications. They can also integrate with Active Directory and provide provisioning assistance.
There are many financial, operational, and service-oriented motivators that are driving the growth of every type of virtualization technology. Increased utilization of resources to drive higher ROI is chief among these. In the very near future, virtualization technology will become ubiquitious and management will be the key issue. The goal is the virtualization of all resources into a virtualized infrastructure that enables agile, dynamic IT. Various systems can be virtualized, including servers, applications, and desktops. And there are many options for using virtualization in the data center for storage, which allows you to make changes without disrupting applications and to manage the storage pool from a central point.