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Evaluation Criteria for Server-Hosted Virtual Desktops

Published: 30 October 2013

ID: G00255430

Analyst(s): Gunnar Berger, Chris Wolf

Summary

Organizations evaluating virtual desktop (SHVD/VDI) solutions require common criteria to objectively gauge competing solutions. This research outlines the required, preferred and optional evaluation criteria organizations consider when evaluating virtual desktop solutions.

Table Of Contents

Evaluation Criteria

  • User Experience and Protocol
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Management
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Business Continuity
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Infrastructure
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Security
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional
  • Vendor Licensing and Support
    • Required
    • Preferred
    • Optional

Using the Criteria Toolkit

  • Completing the Spreadsheet
  • Adding Custom Evaluation Criteria
  • Removing Evaluation Criteria

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