Session 1: The Virtualization Remedy

IT Says: I need to be able to control the greater IT environment and maintain software on PCs, but sometimes users do things I can’t control, like download and install personal applications. Client Says: I have my own ways of staying productive, and sometimes that involves personalizing my desktop, or downloading software off the Internet and installing it myself. Intel Therapy to the Rescue: With Intel® VT, everybody can be happy. By creating a separate “section” on the PC or laptop for users, all their day-to-day personal activity is kept securely separate from their business applications and data. Happy users, happy IT. Virtual desktops give users the flexibility to run personal applications without compromising mission-critical business applications. IT can only back up business-based data, not the user’s personal data, freeing up valuable storage space. IT can remotely power off PCs to make software changes, then securely power them on again.2 IT gains the freedom to securely manage business-critical applications. Both IT and users enjoy full mobility and performance, because virtual machines run locally. 2 Requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware, and software. For notebooks, Intel AMT may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating, or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup, and configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/technology/vpro/index.htm.