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GCN : March 2013
4 overnment IT leaders today face conflicting demands. On the one hand, they must operate under ever-tighter budgetary restrictions. On the other hand, they are under increasing pressure to provide a greater range of services, operational flexibility and improved security. Client virtualization --- in the form of presentation virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and other related architectures --- comprises robust technology that helps IT leaders manage their desktop environment more effectively. Moreover, client virtualization can help lower costs while boosting productivity in government organizations. PLANNING FOR CLIENT VIRTUALIZATION Client virtualization offers operational and security bene ts for IT departments. Client virtualization technologies now support all of today's mobile, general-purpose and secure computing requirements. As a result, government IT departments can use a single platform to address multiple technical requirements and operational needs. Virtualization Values From an IT standpoint, client virtualization can be extremely beneficial for desktop management. Unlike conventional desktop infrastructures, which rely on a patchwork of device-specific hardware and software components to provide remote support, all client virtualization solutions (regardless of product architecture) offer the ability to centrally manage every aspect of each user's desktop environment --- with no operating system (OS) dependencies. IT departments can safely and securely manage every aspect of a desktop, even when the desktop operating system is infected with malware or incapable of booting up. Any patches that must be made to the virtualized desktop environment can be performed remotely through a single point of management, minimizing both end-user disruption and IT administration costs. Today, the most advanced thin client running a virtualized computing environment cannot only replace a conventional desktop PC, it can also incorporate unified communications features that replace conventional telephones as well. As significant as the benefits to desktop management are, client virtualization solutions offer their most tangible advantages at the desktop itself. Aside from occupying a dramatically smaller footprint, thin clients also run cooler and quieter than conventional PCs, contributing to a better, more sustainable working environment. in clients (and zero clients, which are similar but do not include an embedded operating system) also support higher system availability. And they usually return to service faster in the event of equipment failure.