VDI seemed like the perfect solution to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and desktop virtualization for all employees. But it wasn’t. For starters, cheap desktop storage wound up on extremely high-cost enterprise class systems. Then came the I/O storms, VDI storage meltdowns, and wasteful overprovisioning. Meanwhile users hate their application response time. They stop smiling. On top of that, desktop management is a mess, rapid desktop provisioning and updates are virtually impossible, so are SLAs. Take all that, and go try to justify your rapidly rising VDI storage and admin costs. Now Accounting stops smiling.