Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) works best for smaller centrally located user bases that share a core set of applications and file needs. As the world moves to the web and to the cloud, agencies are asking whether VDI is still a good fit for emerging mobility and BYOD needs. See this important infographic to learn more about the tradeoffs between VDI and emerging cloud technologies, and what you can do to take advantage of new solutions to drive improved mobile productivity across your entire organization.
Renewed interest in Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) comes largely from the need to solve mobility and BYOD demands. Though traditional VDI vendors bring their own solutions to market, isn’t it time to consider smarter alternatives? By focusing on where VDI excels, where it falls short, and where web and cloud services can be most compatible, agencies can take a smarter approach to these difficult decisions. See the tradeoffs in plain English, and learn why more agencies are taking notice to emerging cloud technologies through this exclusive executive summary.
This guides provides insight into the various benefits and challenges associated with VDI implementation and ultimately culminates in an overview of the many use cases for VDI in healthcare. VDI is not the solution for all practices, but for many it is enabling higher efficiency and faster innovation.
Just west of Chicago's Cook County lies Kane County, the fourth largest in Illinois. Kane County is using VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to help manage their dispersed desktop user base, lower IT staff costs and increase user satisfaction.
VDI deployments offer tremendous advantages but can also impact server and network resources significantly. A complete VDI solution should deliver a reliable, high-performing desktop user experience while taming complexity and supporting scalability within a secure, stable framework.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) holds the promise not only of consolidating desktop computing into the data center for improved manageability, efficiency, and security, but also for supporting new services such as bring-your-own device and desktop mobility.
Published By: Xangati
Published Date: Feb 04, 2016
MBSI was providing approximately 800 virtual desktops to their employees using VMware Horizon with View and 8 VMware ESXi hosts and they were running an additional 140 virtual servers using 5 VMware ESXi hosts – all on a Tegile Hybrid SAN.
“It was shortly after we converted from ICD-9 diagnosis codes to ICD-10 codes that performance for the VDI desktops began to suffer noticeably,” explained Shawn Wood, Assistant Manager of Systems Administration, MBSI. “We have relied on Xangati for a number of years now to help us quickly see where bottlenecks are in a short period of time. It's an important part of maintaining the integrity of our infrastructure.”
Read more to learn how Xangati helped MBSI address this problem.
Published By: Aternity
Published Date: Oct 31, 2012
Download a new whitepaper today to learn how to gain the comprehensive visibility into monitoring Citrix XenDesktops from the end user perspective. You'll read about how other organizations are leveraging End User Experience Monitoring to measure.
It’s easy to underestimate the performance and capacity requirements for VDI storage, and missteps now can lead to expensive problems later. In “Risk-Free Storage for VDI,” you’ll learn how Nimble Storage delivers responsive performance to handle peak VDI workloads, integrated data protection, and instant backups and restores—all for dramatically less than you’re paying now.
Get this 36-page technical report and learn how to deploy 1,000 virtual desktops using VMware View 5.1 with VMware vSphere 5, Cisco UCS, and a single 3U Nimble Storage array. This validated solution provides efficient infrastructure, adaptive performance, rapid provisioning, linear scalability, and dramatically simplified management.
For this white paper, IDC performed an in-depth analysis of the business value of VMware View, defined as the expected ROI associated with the use of the solution as a platform for the targeted deployment of a virtual desktop infrastructure.
Organizations worldwide are using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to run virtual desktops in the
datacenter and deliver these to employees as a managed service. End users gain a familiar, personalized
environment they can access anywhere from any device, while administrators gain control and security. With
VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware View), IT professionals can implement a VDI infrastructure to help
drive down operational costs, enhance security, and support a mobile workforce.
The workforce is going mobile. According to Forrester, more than half of employees carry at least three
devices for work. And many are bringing their own smartphones, tablets, and other devices to work, a
phenomenon that’s grown so popular it now has its own acronym—Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
So it comes as no surprise that, according a survey by SpiceWorks, 60% of small and medium businesses are
considering using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as part of their BYOD strategy. Many of these organizations
are relying on VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware View), because it enables organizations to implement a
VDI infrastructure that reduces operational costs, enhances security and supports a mobile workforce.
With server virtualization now well established in the world's datacenters, IT leaders are turning their attention to virtualizing and centralizing desktop PCs to address some of their toughest computing challenges:
. Managing complex end-user hardware and software infrastructure
. Securing networks and information assets
. Supporting a global workforce in an environment of constant change
Customization is the toughest part of maintaining an environment that keeps users productive. You have to make every desktop, whether physical or virtual, exactly right for each user without crushing IT administration resources that are already stretched to the limit.Quest Workspacetm Desktop Authority ®-part of Quest's User Workspace Management solution-gives you a single console to configure, manage, secure and support each user's unique workspace-including the most targeted mix possible of resources, security requirements, applications, peripherals and even Outlook settings-wherever that user logs in. Desktop Authority complements traditional desktop management-focused on software deployment and asset tracking-with true user environment management for companies of all sizes and all infrastructures.
Everything you need to know about Infrastructure for Desktop Virtualization—in one eBook.
Dive into this extensive eBook to get all the details you need to consider when launching down the path of virtualization. In this eBook, from Brian Suhr, author of the blogs Data Center Zombie and VirtualizeTips, and editor Sachin Chheda, director of solutions and verticals marketing at Nutanix, we provide detailed analysis and key points to consider, including:
• Architectural Principles
• Building Blocks
• Infrastructure Alternatives
• Storage Requirements
• Compute Sizing
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More and more businesses are embracing workplace mobility and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies as a method to reduce costs and stimulate productivity. These initiatives give employees, contractors, and business partners the power to remotely contribute, collaborate, and communicate with team members from familiar devices, anywhere around the world. To implement these strategies effectively however, IT teams must provide access to applications, business systems, collaboration platforms, and development environments without sacrificing end-user experiences, hindering their organization’s security posture, or inducing excessive costs. What many are finding is that traditional methods of desktop and application delivery and on-premises Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) often cannot live up to this task, as they introduce new challenges upon implementation.
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