Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution providers are pitching VDI as the next big cost-savings initiative for IT departments. In addition, VDI promises to eliminate many of the desktop security, deployment, and management headaches that desktop administrators are forced to deal with on a regular basis.
However, those cost savings and management capabilities may not always turn out as promised. VDI must overcome its own set of challenges, and these same obstacles can threaten to eliminate the very benefits that VDI claims to offer.
Kaviza has set out to deliver on those VDI benefits, and the company seems to be off to a good start. This year, the company has been recognized as an award-winning solution at two of the largest virtualization trade shows, winning "Best of Synergy 2010" at the Citrix Synergy show in May and a "Best of VMworld 2010" award in the Desktop Virtualization category at VMworld in August.
The company just announced version 3.1 of its Kaviza VDI-in-a-box appliance, a follow-up to its 3.0 version released only two months ago. The solution allows companies to run Windows images across multiple desktop systems served across a grid of inexpensive commodity servers.
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