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Citrix CTO looks to destroy VDI’s dam of cost – #vmworld


If you ask them, Citrix Systems, Inc. dominates the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market because it understood the polar differences of server and desktop virtualization early on. The company reached a point where the virtualized desktop was equivalent to that of a standalone. However, there’s a dam in the VDI market, and that is cost. At 95 percent market share, the physical market completely trumps VDI’s meager five percent.

Even with Citrix’s 3D app workloads, at the end of the day, physical is just cheaper. In an interview for theCUBE at VMworld, Citrix CTO for Desktop and Apps Group Gunnar Berger, stated that the problem with the VDI market lies in having to make a play about Opex. Although VDI is going to be more expensive, the Opex will make more sense over time. Berger explained that early adopters of server virtualization did the same thing. He offered examples of how admins had to do stress testing and figure out if the exchange could be supported. As server virtualization progressed, the questions around cost-savings eventually halted. Now, the argument is reversed. You now have to state your case if you want physical.

To learn more and to read the entire article at its source, please refer to the following page, Citrix CTO looks to destroy VDI’s dam of cost | #vmworld – SiliconANGLE (blog)- Citrix News

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