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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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How to choose

Fortunately, with VMware View, both persistent and non-persistent vDesktops can be tested side by side to see which works best with an organization's requirements. However, when designing a solution for an organization, some guidelines can be followed to help choose between persistent or non-persistent vDesktops. The following are some questions with their suggested (not necessarily only) solution type. The suggestions assume that the reader will answer yes to the question:

  • Will users be installing their own native applications? Persistent.
  • Does the environment support a large percentage of shift workers? Non-persistent.
  • Will application virtualization be used? Non-persistent.
  • Will a roaming profile solution be used? Non-persistent. ...

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