Automatic PC Desktop Management with Virtualization Technology
This talk describes a management architecture that allows IT departments to regain control of distributed PC desktops. Software configurations, which include an operating system and applications, are managed centrally by system administrators. The latest versions of these configurations are automatically cached and executed locally on the PCs. By using virtualization technology, the OS-independent, networked management layer is isolated from the vulnerabilities of PC software and the same software configuration can be run on a variety of kinds of hardware. This approach trades off some performance and customizability for better control and ease of management.
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