One of the submissions for the Nutanix Coding Challenge is quite interesting from a VDI point of view. The team at EZDC Automation used the self-service engine from vCloud Automation Center (vRA) to automate the creation and customization of desktops using the Acropolis API’s and making them available in VMware Horizon View for use. In this case Horizon View is handling the connection brokering to unmanaged desktops, but both persistent and floating use-cases can be successfully deployed.
While Horizon View comes by with VMware vSphere I can see organizations running mixed environments and placing desktops on different architectures based on cost, SLA and performance requirements.
Openstack + cloud-init provisioning anyone?!
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This article was first published by Andre Leibovici (@andreleibovici) at myvirtualcloud.net