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Desktop Virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop - 3 Easy Steps to a Better Desktop
The complexity and cost of running and maintaining the desktop has reached new heights in today's progressively mobile and global business environment. Traditional desktop lifecycle management just isn't up to the challenge - calling for new and more efficient approaches to meet modern demands. Fast emerging in its place is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or desktop virtualization which uses virtualization technologies to isolate desktop components - applications, the operating system and user settings - back in the datacenter and virtualizes the desktop experience on the user device. VDI delivers a centrally managed virtual desktop, simplifying IT support and serving every worker on any device from any location. By essentially removing the PC from the equation, IT can radically improve desktop security and manageability as well as reduce overall desktop TCO - by as much as 40%. Meanwhile, desktop users - working in different capacities on a variety of devices in any number of locations - log onto the same personalized desktop environment every time and desktop data never leaves the datacenter. In this paper, we'll take a look at the factors that are changing the world of the desktop and rendering traditional desktop lifecycle management obsolete. Then we'll lay out - in just three easy steps - how desktop delivery powered by Citrix XenDesktop™ quickly provides a pristine, on-demand desktop experience to users wherever, whenever and on whatever device they choose while dramatically cutting IT complexity and costs.