The scalability of its EP-LAN lets MMC Corp seize new opportunities without adding infrastructure. For example, Scales and Trusler are looking at virtual desktops or virtual desktop image [VDI] files for some offices and even job sites. “We’ll probably have to scale some bandwidth internally for that,” Trusler notes, “but if we do the VDI internally or we do it with an external third party, it doesn’t really matter… because we can get them on that EP-LAN network and we can get the bandwidth that we need… quickly.”
EP-LAN is scalable. In most cases, adding additional services at a specific customer location can easily be turned up by Spectrum Enterprise remotely. Choosing a fiber EP-LAN over MPLS not only met the challenge to connect MMC Corp locations: it created an IT platform that continues to scale to support rapid expansion and innovation.
Cisco HyperFlex systems, with NVIDIA GRID and VDI for Microsoft Windows 10, is faster to deploy, simpler to manage, more secure, and easier to scale.
It’s time to plan your transition to Windows 10 for enhanced flexibility and an uncompromised user experience.
We deliver the power you need to give your
users an uncompromised experience and the
flexibility to tailor a solution to your needs and
budget. Delivering virtual desktops on Cisco
HyperFlex systems makes your job easier while
also enabling you to provide excellent support
to your users now and into the future. It’s time
to plan your transition to Windows 10. Cisco
HyperFlex systems with NVIDIA GRID and VDI is
Explore the benefits of combining Citrix SD-WAN and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to deliver apps to every user, everywhere.
Software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) technology makes it possible to deliver a great user experience, regardless of how great your connection is. Citrix SD-WAN delivers an integrated solution that optimizes the value of Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops virtual app and desktop delivery. This integrated solution lets you: provide more bandwidth over available connections, optimize performance for real-time network conditions, and ensure always-on connections with a quality experience.
Download the eBook: Supercharging your Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops user experiences with Citrix SD-WAN and learn:
-Why WANs have trouble keeping up
-How Citrix SD-WAN ensures reliability and optimal experiences
-How real customers are utilizing this solution
Citrix and Google are collaborating to bring the
best, most secure way to deliver virtual apps
and desktops from Google Cloud. The Citrix
Workspace solutions traditionally installed on
data center servers—including Citrix Virtual
Apps and Desktops, Citrix Networking, and Citrix
Content Collaboration (formerly known as Citrix
ShareFile)—are now enabled on Google Cloud
Citrix enables customers to choose the
workload deployment option that best aligns
with their enterprise cloud strategy and offers
a variety of ways to securely deploy Citrix
solutions to meet unique application needs.
Whether deployed on-premises, cloud-hosted,
as a Citrix Workspace service, or with a service
provider—customers choose how much and
which components of app workloads to
manage and when and where to securely
deploy business apps, data, and desktops.
Modern storage arrays can’t compete on price without a range of data reduction
technologies that help reduce the overall total cost of ownership of external
storage. Unfortunately, there is no one single data reduction technology that fits
all data types and we see savings being made with both data deduplication and
compression, depending on the workload. Typically, OLTP-type data (databases)
work well with compression and can achieve between 2:1 and 3:1 reduction,
depending on the data itself. Deduplication works well with large volumes of
repeated data like virtual machines or virtual desktops, where many instances or
images are based off a similar “gold” master.
This IDC MarketScape includes vendors that create and sell software in the client virtualization space, with a focus on centralized virtual desktops, distributed virtual desktops, and virtual user session (VUS) software. Vendors that only offer user state virtualization and/or software products that support virtual client computing deployments but not one of the aforementioned products will not be included in the IDC MarketScape graphic or profiles. This is because these types of solutions address a specific or niche need in the market but do not, by themselves, provide a complete software solution that an end customer can purchase on a standalone basis or in addition to a Microsoft Server version.
VMware Horizon® support for published applications provides exciting new opportunities for customers running Citrix XenApp. Tightly integrated with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), VMware Horizon is a new option for delivering not just published applications and shared desktops, but also virtual desktops, software as a service (SaaS), and virtualized applications to the devices your end users want to use.
This white paper provides guidance for planning and undertaking a migration from Citrix XenApp to VMware Horizon. Four approaches to XenApp migration are detailed, including the major steps required for their implementation. Whether the goal is to migrate an existing XenApp infrastructure to Horizon, replace it with a new system, or simply integrate legacy Citrix infrastructure with your Horizon virtual desktop deployment, VMware has the innovative products and technology you need.
VMware Horizon® 7 offers full-featured support for hosted applications and shared desktop sessions, expanding the capabilities of the leading virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platform. Tightly integrated with Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Horizon can deliver hosted applications and desktop sessions, virtual desktops, and VMware ThinApp® virtualized applications, all supported on the devices end users want to use.
This white paper provides guidance for adding support for hosted applications and desktop sessions to your VMware Horizon infrastructure. Whether the goal is to integrate an existing RDS environment for combined management with VMware Horizon virtual desktops or deploy hosted applications and desktop sessions for the first time, VMware Horizon provides the technology required and a simple path forward.
"Today’s IT organizations simply cannot afford to continue to manage the end user environment with an out-of-date PC-centric approach to systems management. The cloud, mobility and multiplatform environments render that approach ineffective. It’s time to take another look at virtual application and desktop
virtualization technologies. Download this whitepaper to look at VMware Horizon, the most complete solution for delivering, managing and protecting Windows desktops, applications and online services across devices, locations, media and connections, making it ideal for systems management transformation. "
Over 350M Windows 10 devices have been deployed in less than a year, and the recent Windows 10 anniversary update has accelerated the planning of Windows 10 rollouts for the vast majority of enterprises. This is the perfect time to evaluate your desktop deployment strategy. In this session, we will discuss the how VMware Horizon can enable your journey to Windows 10, and the benefits of centrally deploying Windows 10 through virtual desktops. We will also discuss how VMware provides a comprehensive solution by managing your physical endpoints through AirWatch as well.
This white paper provides guidance for adding support for hosted applications and desktop sessions to your VMware Horizon infrastructure. Whether the goal is to integrate an existing RDS environment for combined management with VMware Horizon with View™ virtual desktops or deploy hosted applications or desktop sessions for the first time, Horizon provides the technology required and a simple path forward.
"Although they have been around for several years, virtual desktop and application virtualization solutions have not yet gone mainstream in most enterprises. That’s bound to change, however, given advances in the technologies and the increasing need to deliver a great computing experience to mobile device users.
Read this Executive Viewpoint Q&A with VMware Senior VP and General Manager of Desktops Sumit Dhawan, as he explains why it’s time to revisit virtual desktop and application virtualization technologies. "
Today’s IT organizations simply cannot afford to continue to manage the end user environment with an out-of-date PC-centric approach to systems management. The cloud, mobility and multiplatform environments render that approach ineffective. It’s time to take another look at virtual application and desktop virtualization technologies. Download this whitepaper to look at VMware Horizon, the most complete solution for delivering, managing and protecting Windows desktops, applications and online services across devices, locations, media and connections, making it ideal for systems management transformation.
When employees have the ability to access their apps anytime, anywhere, and on any device, employee satisfaction improves and employees become more productive.
Workspace transformation with virtual desktops and applications offers employees the access that they require, but choosing amongst a wide range of solutions can be a demanding task.
This guide is designed to help create a Request for Proposal (RFP) in support of virtual desktop and application delivery. Read on and explore three key areas to a successful workspace transformation – people, process, and technology – and important questions to keep in mind when looking at each area.
Breaking the link between access devices and virtual desktops (VDI) in a data center provides numerous benefits including cost efficiency and access transparency regardless of a user’s physical location. However, as more organizations move away from a physical desktop to VDI, they must decide whether they should build it themselves or purchase an all-in-one cloud service.
This white paper highlights the benefits of using a managed desktop cloud service that provides infrastructural support while reducing infrastructure and operational costs.
Access now to discover how other organizations are saving money by utilizing a managed cloud service.
The corporate world has changed and physical desktop computer infrastructure no longer makes sense for many organizations. Physical desktops are expensive, maintenance-heavy, and most importantly, cannot support the changing business IT landscape.
Deploying virtual desktops and applications can be a rigorous process if organizations are not using the appropriate tools. Even amongst the best run IT organizations, setting up a complete VDI environment can take several days and sometimes weeks to install and configure. This leads to long maintenance windows and a lot of time needs to be set aside to design and scale the environments equaling higher costs in the long run. Download this solution brief to discover a new approach to building, delivering and managing virtual workspaces.
Today’s workforce accesses corporate content from the office, home, and everywhere in between. They utilize non-Windows devices including iOS, Android and Mac, and demand that IT support the specialized apps they need to get the job done. Savvy organizations have embraced desktop and application virtualization to meet these demands. Download this asset to learn how Horizon Cloud with on-premises infrastructure represents a new approach to building, delivering and managing virtual workspaces. This radically simple and scalable service unifies the management of on-premises virtual workspace services (desktops and applications) through a centralized cloud control plane, enabling delivery of virtual desktops and apps for as little as $0.50/user.
Organizations looking to implement desktop and app virtualization traditionally play a guessing game where storage is concerned. When considering local and physical storage, determining what would be necessary for the virtualized world is difficult and can be overwhelming. This is especially true when determining how virtualizing desktops will impact the storage architecture. Organizations risk over sizing their environment thereby wasting CapEx, or under-sizing and potentially ruining the user experience. Software-defined storage solutions, such as VMware Virtual SAN, provide simplified solutions with high performance data stores that offer fine-grained scalability with linearly-predictable performance as demand grows. Dell’s validated and certified desktop virtualization solutions incorporate vSphere and Virtual SAN, and provide a complete end-to-end solution that allows companies to grow and expand without large capital investments in SAN hardware.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 12, 2016
XtremIO transforms the way you deliver VDI. Whether you are rolling out 100 or 100,000 desktops, whether your users are call-center employees or sophisticated CAD designers, whether you are an 8 to 6 organization or you follow the sun with 24x7 operations, XtremIO delivers an incredibly cost effective, agile VDI storage platform with an amazingly consistent user experience. Here are the top 10 reasons why our customers deploy virtual desktops on XtremIO.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
EMC has recently enhanced its VNX block-based deduplication technology enabling flexible data reduction across a wide variety of use cases from virtual desktops to virtual servers and databases. While block-based deduplication is not new for VNX, this latest enhancement, according to EMC, offers up to a 3x better performance at half the response time.
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.
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