Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Should I Consider VDI And How Much Does VDI Cost

Customers are interested in VDI for good reason. VDI can help you centralize your desktop management and gain better control of what is being installed on Windows, how you secure your data, and help speed up your Windows 7 migrations with the ability to create one image and deliver it centrally to many users

When considering VDI, it’s important to understand the implications and implementation requirements.

Hosted virtual desktops (HVD), also known as VDI, can have a large impact on the data center as new servers are purchased to manage the increased compute load that is switched from the desktop, additional storage capacity is acquired, and new tools are sought that will help better manage the HVD environment.

Additional impacts and concerns surround network bandwidth, security, application acceleration and WAN optimization. No one concern stood out more than others which indicates that HVDs will have a broad impact on the data center that requires carefully created plans in rolling out the technology.

Architecting your VDI infrastructure to address these realities is critical to ensuring a great local-like user experience. If your users need offline mobility, then using alternate virtualization technologies in combination with a laptop will deliver the best user experience.

So VDI is right for some situations, but not all. If you already have the server, storage and network infrastructure, SA and Windows licenses, then VDI could be a good option for you with very little additional investment. And now with Windows Thin PC, you can repurpose existing PCs to behave as thin clients, so that is a cost you can save while making the most of the hardware you already own.

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