In keeping an eye out for what’s new and happening, I continue to hear more about people using VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure for various purposes, including security, management of intellectual property, ease of providing access, etc.

I have a number of customers who use VDI for various purposes, but the most prevalent one is to make sure that data does not make it’s way to the actual desktop of the user, in particular programming for financial applications and other situations where the IP can’t get sent over IP, if you know what I mean.

SearchServerVirtualization has a well-done article that explains a lot about Desktop Management challenges and solutions, a good read if you’re still trying to figure out what VDI is all about.