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Virtualisation: Solving the infrastructure puzzle

While virtual desktops appear to be an elegant solution, many technical hurdles need to be overcome. Leslie Faughnan reports.

31st March, 2012
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Bryan Hickson, IBM cloud ambassador.

In an industry not known for plain language or easy to understand terms, 'boot storm' is a new potential problem in large virtual desktop environments that could hardly be better described. At the start of a working day, thousands of virtual desktops have to boot up nearly simultaneously on the central servers and data centre.

That puts a huge load on the core systems that would previously have been dispersed across a set of PCs...

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