Is Your Infrastructure Ready for Desktop Virtualization?
More than ever, IT departments want to realize the benefits of desktop virtualization—cost savings, ease of management, improved security, and platform independence. The challenge has been to determine where to start and where virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be the best fit for your organization. Our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Assessment helps you understand the server, storage, and network needs for your unique environment and pick the right desktops to virtualize. An assessment provides a clear starting point and helps you make fact-based implementation decisions with data derived from your own applications and deployed assets.
Journey with Confidence
Our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Assessment gives you the map you need to be successful on your virtualization journey. By creating a successful first user group, these early VDI users create positive feedback and become advocates for your project. Then management gains confidence and your entire implementation runs much smoother.
Start by Understanding the Environment
A Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Assessment examines multiple aspects of your current computing environment:
- Business drivers
- Desktop virtualization criteria
- Users and locations
- Breakdown by department and function
- Access infrastructure and network
- End-user computers
- End-user applications
In order to gather a complete picture of the machines, users, and applications, you need to gather a significant amount of data. We use a data gathering and measurement tool to help you collect information about the environment, including an inventory of machines and applications, network latency, graphics intensity, disk I/O, CPU average use, login delay and much more.
Classify Data in Meaningful Ways
Our VDI assessment methodology is designed to take the collected data and turn it into meaningful information. Each desktop is analyzed for how well it fits into a virtualized environment.
Best practices would be to sort out any desktops and users that are not good candidates for the first wave of VDI and start with the best fit desktops/users. We then remediate the conditions that are making some desktops/users less than ideal fits and evaluate their readiness for the next round of virtualization.
How a VDI Assessment Works
- First the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure appliance is installed in your environment.
- Next the tool gathers inventory and performance data about the desktop, users, and applications over a 30-day window.
- Then our engineers analyze and distill the data into multiple reports that are summarized into Fit Ratings.
- Finally we prepare a detailed Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Assessment report and review the findings with you.