Gartner Research

Virtual Desktop and Application Delivery

Published: 09 August 2013

ID: G00252711

Analyst(s): Chris Wolf, Gunnar Berger


This document reviews the critical elements and interrelationships that create the foundation for virtual desktop and application delivery.

Table Of Contents

Template Applicability

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Template Description

  • Operating System Delivery
    • Server-Based Computing for Desktop
    • Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop
    • Desktop as a Service
    • Client-Hosted Virtual Desktop
    • Virtual-Disk Streaming
  • Application Delivery
    • Server-Based Computing for Applications
    • Application Virtualization
    • Application Layering
  • User Customization
    • Persistent Personalization
    • Mobile File Synchronization
  • Service Access
    • Application Delivery Controller
    • Workspace Aggregator
    • Service Catalog
    • Secure Access
    • Connection Broker
  • Complimentary Technologies
    • Client Endpoint
    • Service Consumer
    • Infrastructure Services
    • Directory and Policy Services

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