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Getting Started with Windows VDI by Andrew Fryer

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The future of VDI – Desktop as a Service

Throughout this book, we have configured our own infrastructure for VDI, but as with many other IT services, there is a push to provide VDI from third-parties, either hosting or cloud providers, to provide agility and scalability while reducing the management overhead of running VDIs. There are several ways we might achieve this—we could use a public cloud provider such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure, or we could simply get a hosting provider to run our customized desktops for us. AWS now includes a service to do this, and this can include Office as well, and there will at some point be a similar Desktop as a Service on Microsoft Azure. However, hosting providers must use the Service ...

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