Chapter 2. Defining Your Desktop Virtualization Environment

In the previous chapter, we explored the building blocks of a virtual desktop infrastructure. We looked at different VDI components and models, including desktop- and server-based solutions. We also discussed the various layers of a VDI model.

Now that we understand the basic layers, we can begin defining our business requirements and driving factors for our solution. This strategy is a critical factor to successful deployment. Although this is a non-technical element, it will drive our technical discussions and decisions.

In this chapter, you will:

  • Understand your end users
  • Understand your applications
  • Define your use cases
  • Plan your strategy

Understanding your end users

Understanding the

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