Virtual desktop deployment News
February 20, 2017
City Harvest uses Cisco HyperFlex for its back-end infrastructure to power VDI so the nonprofit can feed 1.4 million people in New York.
May 27, 2016
IT pros at Citrix Synergy 2016 talk about the challenges they've run into with desktop and application virtualization. At the top of the list: calculating whether VDI will provide a big enough return on investment.
December 04, 2015
Check out our Hot Techs for 2016! For the past 13 years, we've honored the best and brightest technologies for the upcoming year. And as always, we are proud to present a batch of technologies we believe will make a big impact on data storage market technology. As in years past, most of our hot techs are "newish" rather than futuristic, because we want to focus on technologies that are mature and generally available.
Implementing VDI is one of those IT projects that's tough to execute in the real world. The primary roadblock to user adoption is the performance of the virtual desktop, and most of these performance problems are directly linked to the storage infrastructure. In this issue, you'll get practical advice on deploying storage to support virtual desktops.
And, surveys continue to indicate many organizations are still not confident in their ability to restore normal business operations quickly following a disaster. In spite of statistics that tell us every minute of downtime costs thousands, many shops haven't established a plan that they can rely on. In this issue, you'll learn best practices for BC/DR planning that are frequently overlooked.
October 07, 2013
Speakers and attendees at Interop shared several interesting facts and figures about desktop virtualization deployment.
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The ability to scale out hyper-converged systems is one of the main reasons HCI is such a good fit for virtual desktop infrastructure deployments. Continue Reading
A few performance hiccups are all it takes for users to lose their cool with VDI. Fortunately, VDI monitoring tools can help IT pinpoint and fix issues. Continue Reading
Using converged and hyper-converged infrastructure for desktop virtualization can reduce hardware compatibility problems and ease management. Converged infrastructure gives IT shops the opportunity to buy their entire hardware stack all at once. They can also add a software management layer and tightly integrate those components with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). HCI platforms are perfect for virtual desktop infrastructure because they simplify hardware purchasing, they're scalable, and shops know the pieces will work together because they're all from the same vendor. But with that simplicity comes some necessary back-end changes; it takes fewer people to manage fewer parts. Companies considering deploying VDI on CI or HCI must think about the personnel, expertise and management requirements that come with the pod-style platforms, and they should scrutinize vendor offerings. Continue Reading
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Edge computing is finding its place in the enterprise to handle data growth. IT may use that same advantage to help address problems in a VDI deployment. Continue Reading
Take a look at persistent and nonpersistent VDI, and see how they differ. Discover tips for the best deployment approaches and the terms behind it all. Continue Reading
Monitoring tools use features such as synthetic user monitoring to help IT prepare for any VDI health issues. Do you know all the monitoring strategies? Continue Reading
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Without the easy scalability of hyper-converged systems, a VDI rollout could stall on a traditional storage array system if user demand creates I/O bottlenecks. Continue Reading
Data can get to users faster if it is closer to them. As a result IT must keep that distance in mind when setting up a VDI or DaaS deployment. Continue Reading
Prove your knowledge of user environment management tools with this quiz, covering VMware's built-in UEM tool, UEM alternatives and more. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged infrastructure can help with VDI performance issues by bringing linear scalability to the deployment and reducing -- or even eliminating -- bottlenecks. Continue Reading
Knowing the pros and cons of nonpersistent and persistent VDI is a great place to start when becoming a VDI deployment master. Find out more with this quiz. Continue Reading
To keep users happy in VDI deployments IT must measure and monitor what the user experience is truly like. That means looking beyond the infrastructure itself. Continue Reading