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With an extensive history dating back to the 1960s, virtualization has evolved with the changing business and IT landscape and continues to be a relevant tool in helping companies align their business and IT objectives. After adopting and realizing the benefits of server virtualization, many companies are now looking toward the next logical step: desktop virtualization. Desktop virtualization, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), decouples the desktop from the physical machine by hosting desktop operating systems, data and applications in "virtual desktops," which in turn are hosted on remote servers in a data center. These virtual desktops can be accessed through thin clients, as well as traditional desktop computers. By centralizing this software, Desktop virtualization offers users the full functionality of a conventional physical machine, without the hassle... (more)