Scale-out and configure based on your business needs.
There are two general methodologies for implementing VDI: reference architectures, which enable a high degree of customization, and appliances, which are simpler to procure and deploy. Either option can be scalable, but appliances are faster and easier to implement and adjust. Specifically, VDI appliances combine compute, storage and software in a single pre-configured device to support a specific VDI workload, and are generally favored by organizations looking for ease of deployment and management with predictable costs as they scale. Some can be deployed in under two hours, giving even fast-growth companies an easy way to keep up with workforce demands. Small businesses that might have thought that VDI was too complex and costly will be pleased to see those issues have been addressed with appliances. New appliances start at about 75 workers, and can easily scale cost-effectively to 5,000, so company growth is also not an inhibitor to VDI adoption.
As companies look for ways to enable flexible access to data without compromising security standards or data integrity, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is piquing the interest of IT managers across various industries. With the latest VDI solutions offering far easier implementation and more scalability, now more than ever, desktop virtualization can help businesses achieve the secure, manageable mobility programs employees need.
Are remote data-management concerns stalling your business initiatives? In this slideshow, Jeff McNaught, executive director and chief strategy officer, Dell Cloud Client-Computing, offers five ways VDI can simplify IT management.