Red Hat will use its annual summit to share its vision of a new paradigm for business PCs, which includes a partnership with Intel Corp. to deploy appliances in a virtual machine to bring enterprise-class management and security to the PC.
Red Hat to Build a Virtual Appliance OS
Submitted by Rahul 2007-05-11 Red Hat 3 Comments
Beyond the marketing speak, it sounds like Red Hat is going to take the idea of a terminal server and push each session into some sort of virtualized environment that doesn’t rely directly on a specific server. If I’m on the right track, it seems like it would be a good way to buffer the desktops from each other and the server(s) as a whole in terms of direct file access.
Although, you’re still going to be paying through the teeth for shared storage, virtual server hosts, and network gear.