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Desktop Virtualization as a Viable XP Migration Option

March 28, 2014 / Evolve IP

Redmond Magazine recently reached out to Evolve IP about why VDI solutions were a good solution for companies migrating off of Windows XP.

While virtual desktops represent a small niche of the enterprise client system universe, they’re a reasonable option for organizations with PCs still running Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, Windows XP will shortly lose official support from Microsoft.

Evolve IP, a managed services provider that offers its own hosted DaaS offering based on VMware Horizon View, said its own survey showed that 63 percent will use virtual desktops for at least a portion of their employees. The VDI as a service is hosted in its own cloud where customers can also host their Active Directory instances to manage users. “It’s a good mix for the IT department who needs control, but it’s also good because it’s not an all-in philosophy,” said Scott Kinka, Evolve IP’s CTO.

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