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The Future Of VDI Is Cloud

Cloud-Based Virtualization Will Surpass On-Premises VDI To Improve Scalability And Manageability

July 31, 2019

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Seeking to arm employees with the technology they need to drive business growth, enterprises have invested in digital workspace technologies like virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), but change is coming to the world of client virtualization: cloud. Cloud desktops are evolving to help drive better employee experience (EX), enabling more dynamic, secure, flexible access to enterprise resources on a global scale. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros evaluate cloud desktops to see how they can play a role in their organization's EX strategy. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically to ensure continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • On-Premises VDI Environments Are Ripe For Disruption
  • Cloud Promises A Better Future, But It's Just Getting Started
  • Use Cloud Desktops To Serve Specific Digital Workspace Use Cases
  • Recommendations

  • Experiment Now, But Prepare To Fill In Some Gaps
  • What It Means

  • Supplemental Material
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