In the past, moving from traditional personal computers to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution was challenging. A classic VDI implementation of 100 applications and 1,000 users might take 250 days or more, and the final cost was often unpredictable. Organizations today require end-to-end desktop and application virtualization infrastructure solutions that are flexible, reliable, scalable, and easy to deploy.
Desktop virtualization helps improve service delivery and competitiveness by simplifying how IT works on systems. It dramatically reduces the complexity of the system and makes it more flexible. The IT team can then move from being a largely reactive technical group to playing a more proactive role. Dell Technologies can assist IT teams in this journey while improving user experience with Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI.
Some challenges that organizations face today include:
- Workforce empowerment—Personal technology is driving newer and higher expectations. People want the same features on their work devices that they have on their personal devices. They want faster, easier-to-use devices and applications that fit their specific needs.
- Optimized IT resources—Organizations that manage many traditional personal computers find that the task is becoming increasingly complex. With desktop virtualization, you can move the entire desktop, including applications, data, and the operating system, to the data center. IT can centrally manage the virtual desktop from the data center. You save time and money by troubleshooting personal computers remotely instead of physically visiting each one.
- Improved security—Organizations require the ability to control data, recover from disasters, apply policies, comply with regulations, and monitor risk. Maintaining data and application security, as well as compliance, is the leading IT concern in organizations of all sizes. Mobile office trends and bring-your-own device initiatives mean that more devices and sensitive data are out of direct IT control, increasing the risk for data theft, viruses, malware, and ransomware attacks.
- Cost management—Organizations must monitor and optimize the total cost of ownership (TCO), achieve greater utilization from infrastructure assets, and reduce energy use. Virtualization helps organizations achieve these goals because virtual assets are cheaper and easier to maintain than physical assets.