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Mastering VMware Horizon 6 by Peter von Oven, Barry Coombs

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Horizon View Composer and linked clones

One of the main reasons a virtual desktop project fails to deliver, or doesn't even get out of the starting blocks, is heavy infrastructure down to storage requirements. The storage requirements are often seen as a huge cost burden, which can be attributed to the fact that people are approaching this in the same way they would approach a physical desktop environment's requirements. This would mean that each user gets their own dedicated virtual desktop and the hard disk space that comes with it, albeit a virtual disk; this then gets scaled out for the entire user population, so each user is allocated a virtual desktop with some storage.

Let's take an example. If you had 1,000 users and allocated 250 GB per ...

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