Like an “emperor’s new clothes” scenario, VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) seems to offer so much but at a price tag that’s hard to justify. That’s not to say VDI has had little or no value for IT: VDI was born of issues IT managers faced around centralized desktop management, migration issues, and support frustrations, and no one is denying the need to centralize management or address management support issues. However, VDI fails us in many ways, starting with the fact that devices require high-bandwidth connectivity to access user systems. We want the centralization of VDI with the performance and responsiveness of a locally installed OS on a PC.