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Client Virtualisation, Coming Up Fast
Ovum, April 2009, Pages: 12
Virtualisation is coming to the desktop via a range of fast-developing architectures, promising to lower both direct and indirect costs, improve application flexibility and increase security.
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In a nutshell
The Ovum view
Start from the goal
Explore the architectures
Keep an eye on bare-metal client hypervisors
Hosted virtual desktops (HVDs)
Is it worth it?
HVD faces a hardware rap
Application virtualisation as a peacemaker
Application virtualisation inside presentation virtualisation
HVD brings it all home
Server-based computing with customisable desktops
HVD moves up a gear
HVD competition will heat up
Bare-metal client virtualisation sails into view
Server-style virtualisation for clients
Free from metal dependencies
Touching metal for security
Mixing bare-metal into HVD