Server virtualization is a method of partitioning a physical server into multiple “virtual” servers such that each has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated physical machine. Each virtual server can run its own full operating system/applications and each virtual server can be independently managed. There are many benefits to consolidating the number of physical servers in your environment by taking advantage of server virtualization technologies:
Desktop virtualization is the decoupling of a user’s physical machine from the desktop and software that he or she uses to work. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a server-centric computing model that borrows from the traditional thin-client model but is designed to give system administrators and end-users the best of both worlds…the ability to host and centrally manage desktop virtual machines in the server room or data center while giving end users a full PC desktop experience.
Advantages of desktop virtualization include: