Back in March, I discussed VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) in a video blog post called “Should VDI Be Your Next Big Move?” In my previous post I touched upon the projected growth for this technology (ABI Research projects it’s going to grow from $500 million in 2009 to $5 billion by 2016) as well as the controversy around the technology (check out OS33′s article: 5 Reasons Why VDI Falls Short on Delivering the Full Benefits of Cloud Computing)
Since writing that last piece, I’ve been trying to learn more about VDI and better understand what makes it so controversial. I recently spoke with the CTO from a networking systems integrator company who finally set me straight on this topic. In my 3-minute video I share some highlights from my interview with Terry Buchanan from Zycom Technology. This 90-employee company does 40% of its annual revenue in virtualization sales. I think you’ll find Terry’s insights helpful at cutting through the VDI confusion.