desktop environment

Technology behind Desktop Virtualization

Desktop virtualization, also known as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or a hypervisor, is a software technology designed to provide a platform that separates the desktop environment with a virtual machine partitioned in a server on a network. Literally, the desktop is delivered to an actual user’s pc in real time over the network which makes the pc just function as an input/output terminal. Hypervisors are classified in levels. There are two types of hypervisors, level 1 and level 2 hypervisors. Level 1 hypervisors, also known as the bare metal hypervisors provide direct access to the hardware without the need of any operatingvirtualization interface system to enhance its operability. Level 1 is regarded as the actual OS of the machine though is not. Level 2 hypervisors, on the other hand, can only work under the operating system. They are actually managed by the actual OS they are running under, and this makes them a bit slower compared to level 1 hypervisors.

There are very many types of virtual desktop infrastructure on the market today, and this makes it hard to choose a preferable one to use. In this article, I’ll give an analysis of the top three best virtualization software that’ll apparently provide convenience when considering which type of hypervisor to opt for.

The Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V (or the free Hyper-V Server)

Hyper-V for Microsoft is known to be the native hypervisor for both 32 and 64 architectural-based systems, leading to optimized platform virtualization. Microsoft has designed this hypervisor in two forms, the first is the Hyper-V standalone product and the second one is an installable role to the windows server itself or the Windows Operating System. Both the two forms create a stable virtualized environment.

The VMware vSphere/ESXi.

Organizations have widely used VMware on the other hand because of its effective configuration procedures and general operability. They are also known to be fault tolerant which allows organizations to select optimal coverage for their requirements to effectively manage to reach their objectives. VMware, on the other hand, has widely been used by organizations because of its effective configuration procedures and general operability. They are also known to be fault tolerant which allows organizations to select optimal coverage for their requirements to effectively manage to reach their objectives.

The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV)

keyboardThe Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is based on the Linux OS, and apart from its pocket friendliness, its open standard enterprise virtualization mode makes it widely scalable and flexible than the others and with a very interactive user-friendly interface. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, on the other hand, is based on the Linux OS and apart from its pocket friendliness, its open standard enterprise virtualization mode makes it widely scalable and flexible than the others and with a very interactive user-friendly interface.