Gartner Research

Containerizing the Enterprise Desktop With Client-Hosted Virtual Desktops

Published: 22 July 2013

ID: G00249524

Analyst(s): Terrence Cosgrove, Federica Troni


Client-hosted virtual desktops can improve client management and enable bring-your-own-PC programs, although enterprise uptake is still limited. This research helps client computing managers determine if these products are appropriate for their organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Rising costs of laptop support will drive organizations to consider client-hosted virtual desktop products
  • Organizations can enable BYOPC with CHVDs, but security differences between products will result in slow adoption for BYOPC
  • Limitations in CHVD products for manageability and BYOPC will force organizations to continue using traditional client management tools
    • CHVD Current Offerings
    • VMware Horizon Mirage
    • Identify the Overlap Between CHVDs and Your Client Management Tools

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