Installing pooled Microsoft VDI solution and RDSH Sessions

Michael Kleef has an interesting new blog post explaining why Remote Desktop Session Host can be better in the exact same scenarios than pooled VDI. “Its important to note that the Microsoft VDI solution is based on two core platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Remote Desktop Services was updated to support both […]

Michael Kleef has an interesting new blog post explaining why Remote Desktop Session Host can be better in the exact same scenarios than pooled VDI. “Its important to note that the Microsoft VDI solution is based on two core platforms: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Remote Desktop Services was updated to support both the Session Host (previously Terminal Server sessions) and new support for VDI instances. One of the areas that’re commonly discussed in VDI, is an important decision in choice for pooled vs personal virtual desktops (PVD).[…] Microsoft does a really strong integrated solution with VDI Suite delivered on base platform of R2 and Win7 to support a variety of use cases and scenarios that’re better delivered with a combination of PVD and Session Host, rather than PVD and Pooled. Session Host is cheaper to acquire and cheaper to manage than pooled and for the use cases that require higher levels of personalization and isolation you can add VDI instances and support whole thing through same connection broker, web access, protocol and gateway - and user gets the right experience you give them, sessions or VDI desktops through that same single delivery infrastructure. Best integrated and managed solution at the best price,” explain Kleef.

More info: Brian Madden Shootout: talking about VDI and RDS