This year’s Gartner Catalyst conference is shaping up to be a memorable event. Catalyst has always been known for cutting edge sessions and this year is no different. Some of you may recall the Thrilla in California in which Citrix’s Simon Crosby debated VMware’s Scott Drummonds. The full debate was made available online and generated over 4,000 views in the first three days. Numerous bloggers weighed in, and this short post really captured how Simon and Scott felt about each other following the debate.
The point of the debate is simple – should you even bother with VDI? Is it worth the expense and effort, or not? It’s a pressing question that many want answered and we aim to do it in what I hope will be an entertaining and informative way.
Here’s the full session description. We hope to see you there!
The Rumble in the Jungle — Debating the Necessity of Virtual Desktops
Organizations are transitioning to a Web and mobile world, yet many are investing in virtual desktop technology. Others question if the technology is worth the expense and effort. This hard-hitting debate aims to answer the question of whether or not organizations should invest in virtual desktops or if their IT dollars are better spent elsewhere. Key questions answered in the debate include:
- Are virtual desktops really worth the expense and effort?
- What use cases make sense for virtual desktops?
- If virtual desktops are not the answer, then what is?