End-User Advantages

There are also numerous, compelling advantages for the end users running virtual machines. First, computing resources may be easily allocated to the guest OS and applications depending on specific requirements. Of course, 3D-centric applications will need more resources. But word processing and spreadsheets will require far less. Less hardware-demanding applications won't compete with operating systems and applications, which require more resources, and all of this can be defined within the settings of each VM.

Second, customized VMs and applications can be created for individual users quickly and easily. Of course, economies of scale often prevail in large organizations, where choosing the “right” hardware, OS, and applications ...

Get Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.