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From Corp to Cloud: Google's Virtual Desktops

Matt Fata
Patrick Hahn
Philippe-Joseph Arida
ACM Queue (2018)


Until recently, GDesktop was hosted on commercially-available hardware on our corporate network using a homegrown open-source virtual cluster management system called Ganeti. Today, this substantial and Google-critical workload runs on GCP. This article discusses why we moved to GCP, and how we carried out the migration.