client virtualization


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client virtualization

Client virtualization is a virtual machine (VM) environment in the user's machine. Also called "endpoint virtualization," the user's computer hosts multiple VMs, each of which contains an operating system and set of applications. See virtual machine.

The terms desktop virtualization and client virtualization are used synonymously; however, desktop virtualization also means using a central server to host the VMs (see desktop virtualization). For examples of client virtualization software, see Virtual PC, Parallels Desktop, VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox.
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Global Client Virtualization Market is expected to grow from USD 5.11 billion in 2018 to USD 9.25 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 12.6% from 2018 to 2023 and Client Virtualization Market Research Report, By Virtualization Type (Desktop, Application, Presentation Virtualization), by Organization Size (SMEs, Large Enterprise).
"Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise further builds momentum for client virtualization by providing customers with multiple options when deploying desktop appliances within their organizations," said Raj Dhingra, group vice president and general manager, Desktop Delivery Group, Citrix Systems Inc.
Rethink C* client architecturesBusinesses can leverage client virtualization to achieve greater reliability, security and improved management of end-user computing.
Microsoft Corp delivered the release candidate of Windows XP Mode, but at the same time downplayed the Windows 7 add-on, saying it was a last resort for customers who want to run old software in the new operating system.<p>Announced last April and issued as a beta several weeks later, XP Mode creates a virtual environment using Virtual PC, Microsoft's client virtualization technology, then stuffs it with a pre-activated licensed copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), the current version of the 8-year-old operating system.