In March 2011 published an article entitled ‘Floating Pools are the way to go….‘ where I put a stake on the ground in relation to the use of persistent versus non-persistent desktops for VDI. I have always supported non-persistent desktops, and to some extent I was one of those who helped to define what the market Status Quo is today – and that is – all VDI deployments should try to achieve maximum degree of non-persistency, while treating exceptions with Persistent VDI deployments.
Due to numerous technological advancements I have recently changed my mind. That is great and it’s a prove that we are constantly challenged with new opportunities to best deliver remote windows to users in the most beneficial way to them. After this mind shift I wrote an article entitled ‘Open letter to non-persistent VDI fanboys…‘ providing reasons to why persistent VDI makes more sense nowadays for the large majority of use cases.
A number of community members have chimed in and that culminated in a live debate during VMworld 2013 that was mediated by Gunnar Berger, research director for Gartner’s IT Professionals services. (link to debate here).
Now here is the problem – don’t tell me that moving to a non-persistent VDI model is changing the Status Quo. The way I see it and have recently tweeted:
“VDI Status Quo for past few years has been NonP. To be fair,going Persistent is what is actually changing the Status Quo for VDI.”
This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net.