2015 Edition - Hosted Desktop: The Evolution of Hardware-Assisted Server Technologies

Many emerging server technologies are making VDI operate faster at reduced cost with improved speed and density, including in-memory computing instead of off-chip processing and using flash memory to replace mechanical hard drives.

By Citrix CTO Council

The first version of this report was published in 2014. Since its initial publication, it has gained attention from a variety of Citrix Hardware Server Partners, CIOs and IT personnel. It has become a good reference while evaluating possible technology offerings that help improve their experience deploying Hosted Virtual Desktops / Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

This 2015 Edition adds information on key evolving server technologies along with the main benefits, which include: improved security, flexibility, agility and resilience along with reduced cost, loss of service and downtime.