I went to San Fransisco to visit VMWorld 2009. One of their main topics where around the VDI proposition. I have been doing some research and found that at this point there are two major players; VMWARE and Citrix who currently offer a nice VDI package. However; Novell will be comming out with their Inteligent Workload Management environment. A XEN based solution with alot of Identity Management around it.
This is all good and well...but how does this help organisations? Well, alot...but just implementing a VDI solution is doomed to fail.
Therefor I have been looking at ways to do a true assessment of the requirements around a VDI solution; And The Priest has found one. It is from LiquidWareLabs and it is called Stratusphere! An awsome way to really know what performance the current desktops use. And an awsome way to size your backend before you begin. No undersizing, no oversizing!
I will blog more around Novell's Intelligent Workload Management is the near future. It is gonna be hot! Sizzling Hot!