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Desktop Virtualization

Today’s desktop environment links together desktop components - hardware, operating system, applications, user profile and data - in ways that are difficult to support and maintain. As a result, a problem at one layer often causes a chain reaction that can destroy the entire desktop, and make recovery of locally stored user data and settings very difficult and costly for IT organizations.

Desktop virtualization breaks the bonds between the desktop and associated OS, applications and hardware, and dynamically assembles and delivers desktops and applications to users with a personalized view of their individual desktops. By encapsulating the desktop OS, applications and user data into isolated layers, virtualization enables IT staff to change, update and deploy each component independently for greater business agility and improved response time. The result is a more flexible access model that improves security, lowers operating costs and simplifies desktop administration and management.

Realize Up to 50% Cost Savings with Desktop Virtualization

PC hardware consumes a large portion of IT budget but the acquisition cost of PCs is only a small portion of the total cost of ownership. A typical organization spends approximately 3 dollars in operational expense for every dollar spent on PC hardware acquisition. Reduce your desktop acquisition, operating and management costs through desktop virtualization and improved desktop management. Free up your IT staff to work on strategic projects while meeting your service level agreements (SLAs). Take control of your desktop infrastructure by using desktop virtualization. You’ll see immediate, quantifiable cost savings while ensuring true business agility—the ability to rapidly respond to the changing market environment.

Reduce CapEx Costs by Extending the Useful life of PC hardware

Are you coming up against a PC refresh cycle or an OS migration that requires PC hardware upgrade? What if you could by-pass the upgrade or migration cost? You can potentially double the useful life of your existing PC hardware with desktop virtualization. That’s a CapEx saving that flows directly into your company’s bottom-line.

Reduce OpEx Costs with Better Desktop Management and Automation

Streamline desktop management, deployment, maintenance and support while improving efficiency when you automate desktop management with desktop virtualization. A recent IDC study shows that desktop virtualization customers, on average, are able to save 55% on their operational expense when compared to a traditional desktop. Customers are realizing significant savings in the following areas:
  • Savings on Deskside service cost : 94%
  • Savings Desktop Image management : 85%
  • Savings on User Administration: 68%
  • Savings on OS & Application patching : 65%
The best way to maximize the many benefits and features of desktop virtualization is to engage the trusted advisors in VMware based virtualization. Our organization has experienced IT professionals who provide consulting, technical account management and education services around VMware products and solutions, we help organizations successfully deploy virtualization from the datacenter to the desktop and beyond to realize the full potential of virtualization faster, and with less risk.

Working closely with our clients, our professionals provide Assessment, Pilot, Plan & Design and Upgrade services to support customer adoption of VMware Virtualization products, mitigate challenges and speed time to production when implementing desktop virtualization.



VMware desktop virtualization versus Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

A recent comparison test made by Tolly Group revealed the following conclusions: The VMware View 3 VDI solution deploys more simply and more rapidly than Citrix XenDesktop 3.0. VMware provides more comprehensive, efficient image and storage management of virtual desktops. It provides end users with a quality of experience on the LAN that matches or exceeds that offered by the Citrix solution.
VMware View 3 vs. Citrix XenDesktop:

  • Installed more rapidly and with considerably fewer steps and less manual intervention
  • Provides simpler image management that makes more efficient use of disk
  • Requires no manual configuration of Microsoft Active Directory (AD) or DHCP
  • Allows management of all VDI functions through a single, Web-based GUI
  • Provides equivalent end-user experience on LAN as Citrix for Microsoft Office applications

Compared to Microsoft's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, the VMware View 3 VDI solution is simpler and quicker to deploy. VMware provides more comprehensive and efficient storage and memory management to reduce the hardware investment. The Microsoft VDI solution combines multiple utilities which were not specifically developed for VDI and which considerably increase the complexity of the VDI environment. Microsoft VDI supports Windows 7 for virtual desktops, but requires the use of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 end-to-end to realize the full benefits of its VDI implementation, while VMware View 3 does not impose such requirements.

VMware View 3 vs. Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure:

  • Installed more rapidly and with considerably fewer steps and less need for manual configuration compared to the Microsoft VDI solution
  • Provided simple image management using ‘linked clone’ technology that makes efficient use of disk space and allows rapid virtual desktop provisioning
  • Supported memory overcommit technology transparently, allowing to host more virtual desktops than Microsoft VDI solution could with the same hardware configuration
  • Allowed management of all VDI functions from a single, Web-based GUI, whereas the Microsoft VDI solution required multiple utilities and interfaces to manage the virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Provided an end-user experience on LAN similar to that of a local desktop for Microsoft Office applications