No, this is not a posting about Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) or even PCI device pass-through in Xen. It’s about acknowledging that in the area of Desktop Virtualization there remains much to be done by all vendors to convince customers that our solutions can really deliver the benefits that we articulate.

It’s about cutting through the hype, and not the hypervisor. It’s about the creation of a forum in which all vendors can participate to share ideas, answer user, customer and community questions, and lay out a roadmap that shows how they will deliver on more complex use-cases for desktop virtualization. The forum is the next Geek Speak Virtual live webcast on Tuesday, March 2 at 1-2:30 PM EST, called “Desktop Virtualization Vendors Speak Out!”. Shawn Bass will moderate a panel of five technical desktop virtualization experts from Citrix, Microsoft, Quest, Symantec, and VMware. This is your opportunity to get your questions answered by our panel, without marketing fluff. The panel has been chosen specifically to address technical questions and to articulate remaining technical challenges. Specifically, the panelists have agreed to make their best effort to avoid product vs. product banter. During the event, they will discuss a set of agreed-upon topics, and there will be a live online Q&A and online chat – a format which has worked well and proven popular in previous Geek Speak virtual events.

We have over 1,000 attendees registered so far. You can register here.