Enabling a remote workforce has never been so paramount. If you’re ready to implement a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution for your business, you’ll want to ensure the implementation is a success. IT teams implementing VDI face two common challenges:
- VDI can include significant upfront infrastructure investments.
- A consistent user experience across locations and devices can be difficult to deliver.
These hurdles have some companies throwing in the towel, but with the right tools and technology, employing VDI doesn’t have to be hard. Here are four ways to pack a mean punch and deliver VDI effectively and efficiently.
1. Quickness and agility
Agility is the ability to move quickly and easily, and it’s equally as important to a VDI deployment as it is a boxer. Not being able to move quickly to address your organization’s needs and growth within a VDI infrastructure is as detrimental to your organization as it is for a boxer to not be able to move quickly in the ring when a dangerous punch is thrown. You need to be able to quickly grow your VDI infrastructure with a push of a few buttons, and to expand either on-premises or to the public cloud. You need to be able to provide real-time application delivery, and ultra-fast desktop provisioning.
2. Accuracy and control
Boxers need to be able to control their punches and think strategically about their next move. With your VDI deployment, you need to maintain control of, and have visibility into, the way your end-users want their applications and desktops delivered. Failing to think strategically about this can cause your VDI deployment to end up on the ropes, so evaluate the pros and cons of your application delivery options to ensure that you are meeting the needs of your end-users.
3. Performance and efficiencies
Just as in boxing, it can be deadly to not deliver great performance or maintain efficiencies within your VDI infrastructure. The objective is to increase efficiency by maximizing the number of virtual desktops per server while maintaining a user response time comparable to a physical desktop. Low latency data requests from storage or other servers are the key to enabling more VDI sessions without increasing user response times. VDI enables a user to work on specialized applications on their desktop without owning the specific software or hardware infrastructure.
This reduces your expenses without compromising the quality of the user’s work experience, while optimizing their productivity.
4. Defense and security
Whether in boxing or VDI, the best offense is a good defense. With VDI, you can give your users a desktop interface that never fails. For example, a user is writing a report on their office PC when the power goes out in the building. Their work is not lost because their virtual desktop resides in the data center. They can pick up where they left off at home even if they have an Apple device such as a MacBook or iPad. In fact, a user who does not have their own device can borrow one and use a web client to access their desktop.
Incorporating agility, accuracy, performance and effective defense, you can achieve a successful VDI deployment. Sirius offers integrated, multivendor technology solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of your organization.
If you would like more in-depth insight into delivering virtual desktops environments to your organization, you may watch our on-demand webinar, and learn more about VDI complete solutions based on Dell EMC, VMware, and NVIDIA.
You can also discuss your options with your Sirius representative or contact us for more information.