VDI Vs TS

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    Hi

    Our company is a managed services hosted solutions provider, where we predominantly use Hyper V to provide virtual terminal servers to all of our clients.

    I will be looking to put to the test VDI shortly to see what we can do with it & what use it will be to us if any. I will also be trialing a product called V workspace shortly as well (http://www.quest.com/vworkspace/ ).

    But before I through myself headlong into days of testing & reading, can anyone tell me of their experience with VDI & why you use it instead of TS? I would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone who mainly uses TS, instead of client server & if you have incorporated VDI into your model & why?

    Personaly, on the surface of things. I can’t see the advantage of VDI Vs TS or Citrix for example. As you are still providing a virtual environment either way. You still have to allocate disk space, memory etc on the host server . Non mobile users can use thin client with either model, but for mobile users, I cant see any benefit with VDI at all. If the argument is to provide a locked down desktop in VDI, then this has been done for years through madatory profiles or loopback policies. If the argument is economic, how does VDI liscensing compare to TS?

    Thanks

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