There are multiple factors that go into assessing the cost of implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure. One thing to be aware of is operating system (OS) licensing costs. Depending on the OS you choose to virtualize, there may be an additional cost in connecting to this virtual machine through any method of VDI.
However, if planning a large-scale deployment, power costs need to come into the conversation. Using a zero- or thin-client solution can really cut down on electrical consumption and that adds up in today’s economic environment — not to mention UPS units. Lower power means less beefy UPS units for individual machines and that can save $30 to 50 per machine.
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 >>