In the past, I wrote a couple of articles related to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) (for the articles, see the VDI/Desktop Management Category).  The main idea is that, by running desktops within VMs, you can solve a lot of IT management challenges.  I’m not sold on the idea, and it appears that I’m not alone.  Hannah Drake, Editor at, asks Client-side virtual desktop technology: Unnecessary?.  The article quotes some interesting points from an IT consulting company.  I added my $.02 in the comments section.  Feel free to comment here, as well: Is VDI a fad, or is it a real solution for current IT problems.