The term virtual desktop is a new name for an old concept. In the early days of business computing, employees used "dumb terminals" connected to large computers that handled all of the heavy lifting. As the PC gained popularity, computing power and storage moved from the mainframe to the desktop.
This distributed power brought its own set of problems, however. Companies were now faced with maintenance and software distribution issues that needed to be resolved over the entire enterprise instead of in a central location. Security also became an issue as the capabilities of desktop computers allowed for data leaks and the introduction of computer viruses.
The virtual desktop borrows from the old mainframe concept to return computing power, storage and network access to a central location.
Elements Of The Virtual Desktop
The virtual desktop is actually a collection of technologies that combine to create what (in the old days) could be called a client-server relationship. Some of those technologies are:
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