5 Tips for Effectively Implementing a Desktop Virtualization Solution

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Outline Desired Outcomes

Decide on the outcomes from a VDI solution.

Just as end users have a variety of needs and expectations when it comes to the technology they use every day, the IT manager must also determine what they want to get out of deploying VDI. Whether it's lowering IT costs over time, the need to secure and control data, or reduce maintenance on endpoints (or all the above), knowing the desired outcomes and building a solution to meet those needs is key. Blueprint assessments offered by major vendors can objectively identify gaps and help to customize a solution to fit the organization's unique needs. An added benefit to this is the ability to clearly communicate the benefits to end users during the transition and deployment phase.

The introduction of hyper-converged appliances, enhancements to brokering software and new management solutions have made virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) easier to plan, deploy and run than ever before. The cost per seat has decreased significantly, and there are fewer steps required to get a VDI appliance up and running, making the adoption of desktop virtualization more accessible across a variety of industries. With the threat of security breaches increasing exponentially, and continued BYOD use in several highly regulated industries like health care, VDI continues to grow in relevance and importance as a way to deliver security-by-design. In this slideshow, Jeff McNaught, executive director and chief strategy officer, Dell Cloud Client-Computing, has identified five tips organizations can use to effectively implement a VDI solution.


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