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

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Choosing the proper device

The following questionnaire can be used to help determine the right device or devices for a given organization. This questionnaire is based off of experience and should be used as a foundation when out in the field:

Question

Answer

Reason

Will new devices be purchased for this VDI project?

Yes

Zero clients as primary with other devices/tablets as secondary.

Will new devices be purchased for this VDI project?

No

Repurpose existing thick or thin clients.

Is security of paramount importance?

Yes

Zero clients as they do not offer a writeable hard drive in the unit.

Will the solution need to support regular video conferencing?

Yes

Investigate one of the upcoming integrated PCoIP zero client solutions from companies ...

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