VDI may never be cheaper than a PC – thank goodness ;)
I am encouraged that the cost of VDI is one of the things that will get us all to stop and think for a moment…what problem(s) are we really trying to solve? It’s a premium way to deliver workspaces, and it comes at a premium cost. Its not cheaper than a PC, and thats a good thing.
What problem(s) are you trying to solve?
Might be remote access, might be simplified image and application lifecycle management, might be data sovereignty and security, perhaps BYOD, contractors, or seasonal Burst requirements. These are the problems we are trying to solve, NOT the justification for VDI.
If there is one thing that the pain and suffering of getting VDI right has taught us over the years – its that its kind of hard to get it right. (from a cost, performance, density, admin perspective(s)) Possible, but difficult. Please don’t run with scissors.
Read the entire article here, VDI may never be cheaper than a PC – thank goodness 😉