Gartner Research

Selecting the Right Application Delivery Model for Virtual Desktops

Published: 09 October 2014

ID: G00269228

Analyst(s): Mark Lockwood


Organizations with growing VDI environments find the tools used to deliver applications and updates to physical computers create significant issues when used for VDI. This research compares alternative approaches to software delivery to help organizations make the best choice for their environment.

Table Of Contents


  • Methods
  • Criteria
  • VDI Application Delivery Method Assessment


  • Traditional Deployment Tools
  • Server-Based Computing
  • Application Virtualization
  • Application Layering


  • Prioritize Comparison Criteria for Use Cases
  • Conduct Proof-of-Concept Testing to Determine User Experience
  • Utilize a Single Solution
  • Understand Existing Factors in the Decision-Making Process
  • Eliminate Issues Instead of Transferring Them

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