Podcast Episode 11 – Introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

ITAM Review Podcast Episode 11: An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

In this podcast I was joined by Mathias Knops of Aspera and Robert Paton and Mark Hobson from Concorde to discuss Microsoft Virtualisation. 

Topics covered in this podcast:

  • How Microsoft software can be virtualised / types of virtual environments
  • What to watch out for when virtualising Microsoft
  • Building systems to manage Microsoft in virtual environments
  • Things to consider when designing new virtual environments- how Enterprise Architects can make SAM friendly decisions

5 Tips for Software Asset Managers getting to grips with Microsoft Virtualisation

  • Identify mobility
  • Understand clusters / virtual relationships
  • Understand the whole estate
  • Understand how the estate could change in the future
  • Keep track of change

What is VDI / VDA?

“Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine (VM) running on a centralized server. VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing.” source

Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) is an authorization strategy that requires each device seeking access to a Windows virtual desktop in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to be licensed. source

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