The VDI Delusion: Why Desktop Virtualization Failed to Live Up to the Hype, and What the Future Enterprise Desktop will Really Look Like

The VDI Delusion: Why Desktop Virtualization Failed to Live Up to the Hype, and What the Future Enterprise Desktop will Really Look Like

by Brian Madden
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The VDI Delusion: Why Desktop Virtualization Failed to Live Up to the Hype, and What the Future Enterprise Desktop will Really Look Like by Brian Madden, Gabe Knuth, Jack Madden

For many years we’ve been hearing that the future of the desktop is going to be VDI. Clearly that hasn’t happened. Server virtualization has been wildly successful, so why not VDI and desktop virtualization? What went wrong? If VDI is not the future of the desktop, what is? Whether we like it or not, the desktop is evolving. Users are able to download apps, access web services, and buy devices on their own. What can we do? How can we provide users with corporate Windows desktop applications while also enabling SaaS, web, and HTML5 apps?

This book recounts the original promise of VDI and why the reality fell short. It shows how to step back and figure out what problems we’re really trying to solve, including when it makes sense to use desktop virtualization and VDI and when to stay with traditional desktops. THE VDI DELUSION closes with a look at the world beyond Windows and what real steps we can take today to create the future enterprise desktop

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014263504
Publisher: Burning Troll Productions
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brian Madden is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely-independent desktop virtualization expert. He's written several books and over 2,000 articles about desktop and application virtualization. (Brian's most recent book, The VDI Delusion, was published in March, 2012.) His blog receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate, and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. Brian is also the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference.

Brian launched BrianMadden.com in January 2002 in conjunction with the publication of his first book. The following year he quit his day job to become an independent consultant. He started blogging on BrianMadden.com in May 2003, started teaching training classes in 2004, and launched the first BriForum in 2005. His best friend (and colleague from Ohio in the 90s) Gabe Knuth joined BrianMadden.com in 2006, and in 2008 the company was acquired by TechTarget. Brian & Gabe are still at TechTarget, still writing for BrianMadden.com, still enjoying BriForum, and still working together as best friends, fourteen years & counting!

Gabe Knuth is an author and professional blogger based in Omaha, NE. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Gabe started his career in the mid 1990's as an field engineer, fixing computers in people's houses and various small businesses. After a few years in the trenches, he worked as an in-house contractor as a PC technician before eventually moving on to working on servers as part of a professional services organization. It was there, around 1999, that he started working with the products that would be the foundation of the desktop virtualization industry, namely Citrix MetaFrame. After years of consulting and working in every imaginable environment and watching the desktop virtualization space grow, Gabe quit his real job in 2007 and assumed life as an independent blogger and speaker.

Jack Madden has been working with Brian & Gabe on-and-off for eight years. He contributes to BrianMadden.com and is the primary writer on ConsumerizeIT.com.

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The VDI Delusion: Why Desktop Virtualization Failed to Live Up to the Hype, and What the Future Enterprise Desktop will Really Look Like 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a PM of a VDI implementation project for a large investment bank, this book draws what seems to be a complete picture of the user end point landscape. VDI of course is part of it but it goes much beyond and provides me a valuable background for my project. The book is easy to read for a non desktop engineer as I am.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am waiting.