There has a been a tremendous amount of confusion in the market over what constitutes a virtual desktop. Amongst all the cloud and virtualization noise, one thing has become abundantly clear: there is no one size fits all virtual desktop model. With underlying operating systems spanning Windows Server shared, Windows Server dedicated, Windows 7 and Linux; and desktop types that include persistent, non-persistent, static and dynamic; and the variety of delivery options – onsite deployment, desktops as a service (DaaS), or remotely managed services. Is it any wonder users are confused as to what they should consider when weighing virtual desktop strategy options? Clearly defining your use case needs and understanding your virtual desktop strategy options are critical for a successful virtual desktop deployment strategy. Before you make any decisions about your virtual desktop implementation, join Desktone’s CTO, Danny Allan for this session to hear the pros and cons, benefits and risks of the multiple desktop models, types and mappings on the market today.
Danny Allan, CTO for Desktone, Inc., is responsible for developing Desktone’s technical and service delivery strategy. Allan educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations. He joins Desktone from IBM where, as Director of Security Research and a member of the Security Architecture Board, he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework and helped define the software security strategy. Earlier, Allan held several senior customer facing and technical strategy positions with Watchfire. With 10+ years of technology and security experience, Allan has published several whitepapers and articles, participates in industry working groups, and has spoken at more than 60 industry conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University.