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3 Transformative VDI Use Cases for Hybrid Work

Empowering hybrid work is one of IT’s top priorities in 2023, according to research by TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group. It is also one of the factors that has led to increased IT complexity and a more challenging cybersecurity threat landscape.

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was an important tool in helping organizations navigate remote work through the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it continues to be valuable in helping to support today’s hybrid workforces.

VDI gives IT teams more control in managing remote and hybrid users, while strengthening cybersecurity. Advances in technology mean that VDI solutions can deliver performance for any workload, thus enabling all types of workers to leverage the benefits of hybrid work.

This article looks at three organizations that have successfully used VDI to empower remote and hybrid work: 

PIK Group is an example of a company leveraging VDI to empower hybrid workers who have intense demands for computer graphics capabilities. PIK has built 25 million square meters of housing in the Russian market and employs 2,000 design engineers in what it describes as the largest architectural bureau in Europe. With VDI, PIK has transformed its workplace by empowering employees to work securely from home, setting their own work schedules, while using a sophisticated 3-D building information modeling application. The solution is secure and reliable while delivering the performance, capacity and scale required by very demanding users.

Gould Evans is another company that has empowered designers and architects to work remotely, including those using compute- and graphics-intensive applications such as Autodesk Revit and Trible SketchUp. In evaluating solutions, the firm was concerned that VDI wouldn’t be able to handle its extreme graphics requirements. However, the combination of VMware, Dell PowerEdge rack servers with NVIDIA Quadro vDWS software, and NVIDIA GPUs has been transformational for the company. Gould Evans now has the flexibility to work with client projects using both on-site and remote teams, and can quickly and easily provision resources when designers need additional capacity for graphics-heavy projects.

Nol-Tec Systems is an example of a company that already had a VDI solution in place and was able to respond quickly and efficiently when the company was forced to go fully remote in response to COVID-19. Nol-Tec is a leader in pneumatic bulk-materials handling and other complex environmental solutions. It had a VDI solution based on VMware Horizon, VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell PowerEdge Servers. Thanks to VDI,  the company was able to go 100% remote work while maintaining business resiliency, service and support for all customers. 

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Looking Ahead
Hybrid work is here to stay. Now is the time to evaluate where, when and how your organization can put the right VDI solutions in place. For more information on supporting hybrid work, please visit Dell Technologies.