Virtual Desktop Solutions

If you’re considering implementing a Virtual Desktop Solution in your environment, you’re not alone! According to Gartner, the worldwide hosted virtual desktop market will accelerate through 2013 to reach 49 million units! Organizations are anticipating the flexibility, efficiency, and other benefits a virtual desktop solution will bring – enabling administrators to manage desktops from a central location and providing end-users the ability to access their environments from any location.  IntraSystems deploys virtual desktop solutions leveraging software from partners such as Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft together with thin client and desktop/laptop technology from Dell Wyse and NComputing.

A Virtual desktop solution provides users with a complete, unmodified virtual desktop that behaves just like a standard PC. Administrators can deploy new desktops in minutes rather than days or weeks using automatic desktop provision, giving users their own personalized desktop environment without the need for application sharing or end-user re-training.  Consider the following facts:

  • Roughly 68% – 77% of organizations are using, testing, or strongly considering virtual desktop deployments
  • Costs per virtual desktop user range from $30-$40 compared to $70-$90 per traditional desktop average
  • Planning and design is the most critical to success with implementing a virtual desktop solution

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Implementing a Virtual Desktop Solution:

  1. Windows 7 Migration – Migrating to Windows 7 can prove to be very expensive – new hardware, training, compatibility testing with legacy applications, etc. Virtualization can save on buying new desktops, allow you to run in parallel on existing machines, and allow you to enable users with the check of a box…..all at a fraction of the cost!
  2. Workforce Mobility – It’s not just PCs anymore; any device can seemingly access your information on your desktop. The desktop now lives in the data center (or the cloud) instead of on the machine on your desktop.
  3. Cost-Effective – The cost and complexity has been taken out of VDI while still offering benefits such as integrated offline VDI, branch VDI, ability to transcend on-premise and cloud, and the ability to unify endpoint.
  4. Data Security Concerns – With virtualization, the OS, apps, and data are separated from the physical device and centralized on servers. This leads to simplified management and better utilization – causing better security because data now resides in the protected rooms.
  5. Centralized Support – Administrators can manage these deployed virtual desktops from any location and perform upgrades, patches, and desktop maintenance without requiring an in-person visit – responding more quickly to business needs!

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