Desktop Virtualization Solutions
This website regularly reviews developments in the desktop virtualization field. Below are the links to my articles by topic. Please contact me if you're interested in adding your solution to this list.
This section deals with various server-based approaches to desktop virtualization. Some solutions are bare-metal virtualization, meaning you won't need any OS installed on your hardware. Others, like VMware Server, can only be installed on top of a host OS.
- ThinPoint Desktop Virtualization
- Parallels Server
- Qumranet (now part of RedHat)
- Sun xVM (more information: Sun xVM suite)
- VMware ESX
- VMware ESXi
- VMware Server
If you're interested in running a few virtual machines simultaneously on top of your desktop's OS, these are your options. Desktop-based virtualization is a special class of lightweight applications which allow you to create and manage VMs with minimal changes to your existing OS.