VDI vs VM

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What are the diffrences between providing VDI and VM to the customers?
mokkanAsked:
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
I think of VDI, virtual desktop infrastructure as virtual desktop, ie connecting to your desktop in the cloud accessed from a thin client.

VM is just a virtual machine, could be vdi, or a server.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Basically VM is a virtual Desktop in side another OS i.e. VMware Workstation. VDI is a data center technology which distributes Virtual Desktops to clients while it is actually running in the data center tather then the computer itself.

Will.
Sekar ChinnakannuStaff EngineerCommented:
VDI uses terminal services and vm is entirely different where resources can be shared, VM you have allocate dedicated one and where used for only one dedicated machines.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Virtual Machines and Session Based Technology, but also the technology which is used to deploy the VMs, and also the Protocol used to access the VMs.

see these articles

http://www.pqr.com/images/stories/Downloads/whitepapers/vdi%20smackdown.pdf
(you will need to create a login to access this whitepaper!)


http://www.wtslabs.com/Downloads/TSAtoZ.pdf

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mokkanAuthor Commented:
Thank  you for the info.
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