Liquidware Labs, the pioneer and leader in providing tools that automate and accelerate the assessment and migration of physical desktop to virtual desktops, has announced the latest release of their Stratusphere™ toolset (full text of the announcement is listed below). Stratusphere 4.5 includes the following significant enhancements:
Articles Tagged with VDI Assessment
One of the issues that has prevented VDI (true centralization of end user OS and application images on back end servers) from taking off as fast as server virtualization (really server consolidation) did is that the hard dollar ROI for desktop virtualization just has not been as obvious as the ROI for server consolidation. Now there are claims to the contrary, for example this excellent case by Steve Kaplan, but in general the ROI for VDI has not gotten to the point where it is as obvious as the server consolidation ROI.
One of the interesting questions in the virtualization industry is why desktop virtualization has not achieved more traction more quickly. While there have been a growing set of pilots since the start of 2008, only a small proportion of these pilots have gone into production. Furthermore, even for the ones that have gone into production, they have not been followed up with any kind of large scale migration of more users into the VDI environment. Note that these are generalizations and that there certainly are some very large enterprises that have significant VDI implementations in production.