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Open Access Knowledge and Scholarship

Date of Award


Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Information Assurance: M.S.


Information Assurance and Information Systems


Herberger School of Business

First Advisor

Dr. Dennis Guster

Second Advisor

Dr. Susantha Herath

Third Advisor

Dr. Sneh Kalia

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

VMware, vCenter


Cloud computing is a relatively new set of technologies that can allow businesses to easily scale their computing resources and improve responsiveness to customer needs. This has held true for application, server, and desktop virtualization. Desktop virtualization in particular provides a means to solve many of the traditional challenges associated with deploying and maintaining large business workstation environments, including centralized data management, rapid deployment of workstations, and centralized updating. VMware, a longtime leader in the virtualization sector, offers a desktop virtualization platform that is widely considered to be the best in class. This paper explores the process of building a desktop virtualization solution using VMware View, a cloud-ready desktop virtualization solution from VMware.