Top Ten Desktop Virtualization Myths - Slide 10

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A true Type-1 hypervisor has no operating system between the hypervisor and the hardware. Some hypervisors have been dubbed “bare metal” or even incorrectly referenced as Type-1 because they include an integrated installer that installs a Linux OS and simultaneously installs a Type-2 hypervisor on top of that Linux OS. A true Type-1 hypervisor offers significant security and performance benefits over a Type-2 hypervisor, even when that Type-2 hypervisor is packaged to appear as a Type-1.

Desktop virtualization has continued to make headlines in IT, but despite the focus on the topic, there are a number of myths that remain. The root cause is that there are actually many flavors of desktop virtualization and what’s true for one type is not always true for another. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which hosts virtual desktops in a data center, is one of many ways to virtualize desktops, and the one that has sparked a lot of these myths, but VDI is not the only way to virtualize the desktop.

Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV), a phrase coined by Intel®, describes a different approach to desktop virtualization. Where VDI centralizes both management and execution of virtual desktops, IDV maintains the benefits of centralized management while securely leveraging the computing power of end-point devices to deliver better performance, mobility and lower cost of ownership. This slideshow features the top ten myths of desktop virtualization, as identified by Sham Sao, SVP, Virtual Computer.

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