5 Tips for Effectively Implementing a Desktop Virtualization Solution

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Understand Users' Needs

Understand the various technology needs within the organization before designing your VDI solution.

So you think you know what everyone does in the organization. But do you really? Many people within the same organization have vastly different technology needs and different security profiles. In a design firm for example, the designers need a lot more horsepower than the HR department, and those working on confidential prototypes likely need greater security than the marketing department. Architects may work on plans in the office, but review and update them with clients at building sites. Hospitals may have terminals accessed by multiple health care workers to view and update patient records on the ward – and patient information is governed by HIPAA compliance regulations – but doctors and health care professionals continue to demand access to this information using the consumer devices they own or love. In order to design an effective VDI solution, the IT manager first needs to understand the unique needs of the end users and the various ways those users will need to access data so that the solution selected has the right level of flexibility and performance to ensure end user productivity and satisfaction.

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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