Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has been around for several years; however, it has never really become a mainstream solution. I think there are a variety of reasons for this:
- While many vendors promised enormous savings from implementing VDI, the claimants often neglected to mention the amount of backend server computation, networking, and storage that is required.
- Specialist solutions were required to make this work, for example, the remote desktop client to get VDI to run on things such as iPads and Android slates, as well as separate tools to manage VDI deployments.
- The licensing of Windows in VDI is seen as complex and ambiguous.
- Finally, the user experience in VDI has never been as rich as when using a "physical" client desktop. ...