Making the Move to VDI
Desktop Management Made Easy
Virtualization has had a dramatic effect on the way data centers operate. And now you can apply this same cost-cutting technology your employees' PCs. When reducing operating and capital expenses is a priority, there is never been a better to time to discover how Virtual Desktop technology can drive down the costs of managing and maintaining your desktop infrastructure.
VDI begins by separating users from their PCs' data. While that may seem frightening, VDI also allows a business to provision new PCs instantly, nearly eliminate desk-side visits, and work towards a zero downtime goal. Virtualization allows us to put the user, rather than the hardware, at the center of the IT process. Much like server virtualization, VDI simplifies complexity involved with data access and storage while adding application server-like attributes that enable users to quickly access the applications they need.
In the old IT model, nearly all of your employees would require a fully optioned PC which would run underutilized most—if not all—of the time. With VDI, provisioning happens at the server level and equates to issuing another client PC to your pool of users. VDI also simplifies patching and upgrading PCs since all patches applied to the VM in turn affect all the PC clients. Security also becomes easier. Since each user operates in their own sandbox, separate from its host, malware and viruses have limited impact on operations as a whole.
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Benefits of VDI
- Centrally manage all your desktops with easy updates and instant provisioning
- Migrate to a new OS without costly upgrades caused by incompatible hardware
- Enhance security with the ability to lock down images and protect data
- Save power with thin client VDI
- Eliminate downtime caused by hardware failure. Store a library of VDI images and rollback to a previous saved point almost instantly
- Lower cost of deploying new applications
How We Can Help
When considering desktop virtualization, best practices would be to start with the best fit desktops/users and quickly sort out any desktops and users that are not good candidates for the first wave of VDI. Our Virtual Desktop Assessment service will help you select those best candidates and remediate the conditions that are making some desktops/users less than ideal fits.
For businesses in need of a streamlined virtualization process, VMware's View Manager provides a painless way to centrally manage and deploy virtual desktops for end-users utilizing VMware® Infrastructure. You can hit the ground running after participating in our VMware® View Manager Jumpstart service. This service offers your administrators a valuable knowledge-transfer training program to learn about VDI administration using the VMware® View Manager. It delivers practical knowledge through a proof-of-concept setting, at your facility, to maximize learning.
To reap the benefits of a Virtual Desktop infrastructure, contact your Account Manager at 1-800-369-1047.