Your desktop device could be a traditional PC or a specialized device like SunRay virtual display Client.
To implement this type of desktop virtualization, you need to run a virtual desktop infrastructure Software on the desktops.
There are several virtual desktop infrastructure Software like:
- VMware's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
- Sun VDI Software.
Benefits of Implementing this type of Desktop Virtualization:
- Data is stored in a centralized location for easy management and is less likely to be lost or stolen.
- Huge amounts of savings from reduced desktop system administration.
- Reduced IT maintainance, upgrades, and threats from viruses and other malware.
Another type of desktop virtualization is to run a software which enables you install different operating systems on your desktop.
You could have a system running windows and you install this software which enables you run Linux on the same computer.
One practical example of this type of virtualization is to Use the free VMware Player from VMware to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single PC.