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(1) (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) Coined by VMware for its VMware server and Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM), the VDI term is used generically for desktop virtualization, in which client desktops are run in virtual machines in a server. See desktop virtualization and thin client.

(2) (Video Device Interface) An Intel standard for speeding up full-motion video performance. See DCI.

(3) (Virtual Device Interface) An ANSI standard format for creating device drivers. VDI was incorporated into CGI.
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Some organizations are now skipping this complexity while still gaining the benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure through a relatively new offering: Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI) bundled with Desktop as a Service (DaaS).
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has introduced the IGEL Unified Management Agent (UMA), a software solution designed for organizations running Microsoft[R] Windows 7-based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) systems, and providing a comprehensive workspace management solution that supports the remote, secure and centralized management of an organization's entire endpoint infrastructure.
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LUKE: The move towards Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) becoming an increasingly popular move for business with the possibility in reducing the costs of purchasing IT hardware, while ensuring technology is kept up to date on the latest equipment STEVIE: Being able to shop far faster and more efficiently online as it is becoming faster and faster.
Users can access multiple assigned computers from their workplace as they usually do and, by using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), they can also effectively access multiple virtual desktops that are hosted on a shared server
IT staff members retain control of the virtual desktop infrastructure, which means company information remains secure, while employees can have a personalized user experience with their virtual desktops.
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In addition, further time and cost savings have been realized by moving to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) fuelled by Dell DVS Enterprise with Dell PowerEdge R610 and R710 servers with Dell PowerVault MD3 Series storage arrays, Dell said.
Summary: The Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) has taken home the ACN Arab Technology Award for the best Public Sector Implementation in 2012 for its deployment of a cloud-based classroom solution, otherwise known as a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), on its Abu Dhabi Men's College campus.

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