Jimmy Chang, the VP of Products and Alliances at Workspot, recently wrote an article about VDI vs VDI 2.0: From total failure to comeback kid, on ITProPortal. Below is a quick snippet from the article:
Over the past few years, many companies have prioritised the expansion of virtual desktops as the modern day workforce becomes increasingly mobile and remote. In fact, 46 per cent of IT professionals surveyed expect to see companies expand their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies in 2016. But the tools needed to expand BYOD have been far from perfect.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) was designed to offer great work-from-anywhere flexibility and security for the modern workforce, but the design left much to be desired. What was needed was a dramatic reduction in complexity, deployment time and cost.
Enterprises jumped on VDI only to find they didn’t have the IT resources necessary to properly implement and deploy the vast number of virtual desktops required. The inconsistent user experiences and high implementation costs almost made VDI a tool of the past- almost.
VDI 1.0, while indeed insufficient, was the starting point for something better, with simplified implementation and reduced complexities. Moving from legacy VDI 1.0 to VDI 2.0 represents significant improvements and is based on a complete redesign in two main areas..