Perry Boster, Project Officer Enterprise Virtualization, Marine Corps
The Marine Corps has had tremendous success in virtualizing IT infrastructure to improve utilization and availability while reducing the cost of hardware and manpower associated with managing servers. Desktop virtualization is the next logical step to continue this momentum. The Marine Corps is interested in reducing the touch labor costs with managing desktops, improving security, and providing disaster recovery. This presentation will focus on the vision and strategy, describe a notional desktop architecture with use cases and provide lessons learned from ongoing virtual desktop proof of concept deployments.