From a network point of view, most VDI solutions just extend the I/O bus out from the data center to the end user. Good news if you have a network that isn’t 10GB out to the workstations; 100MB connections work fine for VDI as most of the heavy data traffic resides in the data center.
On the virtual end, setting up a smaller number of VDI desktops on existing hardware is easily done in most robust virtual infrastructures. Once the IT pro has successfully proven the business case for VDI, a dedicated front-end (using shared storage) or stand-alone server is usually the best course. For many, spinning up 10 to 30 low-resource desktops (compared to virtualizing high-resource servers) is something that can be done without adding additional hardware.
Five key areas that are critical for successful data center modernization efforts include speed, quality of service (QoS), disaster recovery, predictive data analytics and manageability at scale. ... More >>