Building a VDI infrastructure

This seminar describes a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using only open source software (and a Windows desktop OS). This is of course a crazy thing to attempt.  You’re more likely to pick an off-the-shelf products like VMware Horizon View or Citrix.  The most interesting aspect of this seminar is that it explains the components of a VDI infrastructure and the challenges in making an OS designed for local disk work well in a VDI environment and shared storage.

BriForum conference is worth attending if you work with VDI and want real world advice instead of just a vendor sales pitch.

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