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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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VDI versus Session Virtualization

So, why are these two ways of providing remote desktops in Windows there and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each? First and foremost, Session Virtualization is always going to be much more efficient than VDI. It's going to provide more desktops on less hardware. This makes sense if we look at what's going on in each scenario. If we have 100 remote desktop users to provide for, the following techniques could be adopted according to the two ways mentioned earlier:

  • In Session Virtualization, we are running and sharing one operating system and this will comfortably sit on 25 GB of disk. For memory, we need roughly 2 GB per CPU, and we can then allocate 100 MB of memory to each RD Session. So, on a quad-core ...

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