14.4. The Microsoft VDI Solution
Microsoft VDI is not a single product but a set of products and technologies that are well integrated, creating an end-to-end solution. The solution can be implemented using only Microsoft technologies or a hybrid approach, leveraging partner solutions that complement and add value to Microsoft's offering. The Microsoft VDI solution includes the following core technologies and products:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
Windows 7, Vista, and XP
Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5
The cornerstone of Microsoft's VDI offering is its server virtualization solution called Hyper-V. Hyper-V is the main platform ...