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VDI : Very Different Idea



But not a dumb idea, I don't think so. All those who have thought up the thin computing deserve all the credit of bringing the ThinComputing to the market. So VMware is bringing it to the masses. Some might say its clever rebranding, I will take it up further and say its something that fits perfectly with the Server Virtualization and its ready for prime time!

I know that a lot of Thin Computing folks might feel like "Hey, we've walked on fire and you dare to...".

Anyways its still funny to read this view...

It’s a harsh assessment, but one that’s born out of pragmatism. Back in the glory days of the thin-computing movement IT organizations were faced with TCO-inflating issues like remote application deployment and configuration management. Many shops actively sought alternative compute models in an effort to bring some degree of order to the chaos, and server-based computing was a long considered the front-runner.


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PS: I went up to look for Randall's posts and was thrilled to see that he has declared VMware dead. Contender? VirtualBox. Hey whatever happened to Xen, QEMU, KVM and just about anything. One question for you , Randall. Have you even tried VMware's products? Another blog we don't have to visit, I guess.

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