Desktop virtualization comes in a variety of flavors, but each variations falls into one of two main categories. Host-based desktop virtualization relies on a remote server hosted in a data center, with applications and data being streamed to end users. This type of system allows users access to their desktop, as well as data and applications, through a variety of devices including tablets, smart phones and laptops.
Local or client-based desktop virtualization relies on local hardware, and end users interface with a remote disk image. IT administrators can set varying access parameters for users. This type of virtualization lets users run legacy software or run multiple operating systems. Benefits can include reduced hardware and storage space, ease in updating or changing operating systems, greater increased data security and streamlined process for IT support personnel.
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