VDI can reduce costs, simplify systems and provide a less frustrating experience for users.

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "VDI can reduce costs, simplify systems and provide a less frustrating experience for users."

Transcription

1 1 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP VDI can reduce costs, simplify systems and provide a less frustrating experience for users. infor ation technology group

2 2 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP CONTENTS Introduction...3 Hardware Consolidation...4 Ease of Access...5 Reduced Downtimes, Increase Productivity...6 Eliminating Hardware Replacement...7 Enhanced Security...8 The End of User Support...9 Why Organizations are Increasingly Shifting Towards VDI...11

3 3 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP INTRODUCTION As your company scales up, so do its computing requirements. Even relatively simple upgrades and fixes, such as installing the latest software patches, can become a resource-hungry chore. The cost of providing a copy of the necessary software to each user, as well as hardware capable of running it, can quickly spiral out of control. For these and other reasons, more and more companies are looking to virtualization to solve their computing issues. In a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system, virtual versions of computer operating systems and software applications are implemented inside virtual machines (VMs). These VMs reside on servers, either on-site in your company s data center or as part of a cloud computing service. Users can access the virtual desktops through streamlined devices with minimal hardware and software, known as thin clients; there are also ultrathin or zero clients, which are even simpler. VDI can reduce costs, simplify systems and provide a less frustrating experience for users.

4 4 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP HARDWARE CONSOLIDATION VDI systems allow you to consolidate your hardware. Instead of giving everyone a large, complex, expensive computer, each user can have a much simpler terminal over which he or she accesses the VDI. The actual hardware needed is thus minimized. Overall, far less physical hardware is required. The use of robust fault-tolerant servers means that your users experience far less downtime. It s much easier to build redundancy into a VDI system -- if any individual virtual machine should stop working effectively, another can take over, meaning that the user experiences no interruptions. Because the user s machine is virtualized on the server, there is no need for separate hardware. All the computers are effectively in the same location. In the event of a problem, there s no need for IT staff to travel to other offices or sites to fix a desktop PC -- hardware problems can be managed centrally.

5 5 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP EASE OF ACCESS VDI systems also facilitate software fixes by providing easy access to users desktops. The virtual machine running the desktop is accessible from any location, regardless of whether the one is inside or outside the working environment. Furthermore, any device can access the virtual machine, meaning that users are not tied to their desks and support staff are not forced to travel between sites to access a user s machine when problems arise. A virtual desktop running on a virtual machine can be accessed using not just a home PC or a laptop but smaller devices -- tablets such as ipads, thin clients, zero clients and even iphones or other smartphones. Important files and applications are always accessible, whether the user is in the office, at home or on the road. The user s own computer effectively follows them between locations, as the desktop can be accessed from any terminal in the office as well as terminals offsite. With an Internet connection to the network hosting the virtual desktop, access is possible from any Webenabled device.

6 6 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP REDUCED DOWNTIMES, INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY VDI technology also reduces downtimes and problem resolution. For instance, when system users call the IT support services center, the IT experts can attend to the problem in the data center either onsite or remotely, hence negates the need to visit users desktop which is not only costly but time consuming. This results in an increase of productivity for the company because of less downtime and faster problem solution. If something happens to the central server or an individual user account, restoring the account is easy and much less expensive. Simple backups of the entire server can be made and stored in cloud-based or offsite areas. Individual accounts can then be instantly restored or a backup server can be used in the case of a hardware failure.

7 7 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP ELIMINATING HARDWARE REPLACEMENT Conventional desktop computers need to be routinely replaced. New versions of existing software, as well as entirely new applications, require more and more resources with every update. Hardware upgrades such as extra memory or larger storage devices only help you keep up for so long; after a certain point, the entire computer will need to be replaced in order to keep pace with requirements. When this cost is multiplied across hundreds or thousands of PCs, the expense can be astronomical. Thin clients and their ultra-thin cousins, zero clients, do not need to contain the complex processors used by conventional desktop PCs. Except for hardware failure, there is never any need to replace them. Upgrades only affect the virtual machines running on the central servers. Replacing a thin or zero client is far easier than replacing a conventional desktop, as there is no configuration required; the new unit is simply connected in place of the old one. If a client fails, the user can simply replace it or move to another terminal. The user then logs onto the virtual desktop as before; there s no need to configure the client or install any software.

8 8 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP ENHANCED SECURITY VDI technology also enables the enterprise to enhance their security and also meet compliance regulations without focusing too much on the PC s security. In essence, unmanaged computers may still have access to applications residing on the virtual desktop, but the integrity of these very applications together with their associated sets of data can be safeguarded inside the data center by utilizing proactive tools. With a VDI solution, there is no need to worry about what a user installs on their system. The user has their own virtual desktop, giving them the opportunity to install applications that meet their needs. The system exists on a central server, making it easy to maintain and control several security aspects of the network as a whole.

9 9 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP THE END OF USER SUPPORT Because there is no complex logic processing at the user s end of a VDI system, userside support can effectively be removed. Since the user s machine is a virtual machine running on the server, support for the user becomes completely server-based. Simplifying Virus and Malware Recovery Issues In a VDI system, the users desktops actually exist as single files which are saved on the host server. These files are regularly backed up. If the worst happens and a virus or other malware irreparably damages the current version of the desktop, the user s virtual machine can simply be restored to an earlier version from the backup files. In most cases this will take only a few minutes; there is no longer any need to spend hours tracking down and eliminating a virus from the user s desktop and downtime is almost completely eliminated. Energy Savings Using Zero Clients Computer processors require prodigious amounts of energy to run. Zero clients, also known as ultra-thin clients, use significantly less energy than a standard desktop. Replacing conventional desktops with zero clients typically saves around $250 per year per machine. Simplified Disaster Recovery Disaster recovery can be a major problem for companies using conventional networked systems. As well as the loss of expensive hardware, the destruction of locally stored

10 10 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP information can cause major issues. Even if data can be recovered, users desktop computers will still need to be reconfigured and software reinstalled before work can begin again, resulting in significant downtime. The picture is very different if you re running a VDI system. All users desktops exist as files that can be backed up so individual machines are entirely recoverable. Entire servers can also be backed up and later restored. Individual files such as documents and s are also stored on the central servers and can be accessed from anywhere. Users can simply switch to a different terminal and work can continue as usual. If hardware is affected, replacing thin clients and zero clients is considerably cheaper than replacing standard desktops.

11 11 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP WHY ORGANIZATIONS ARE INCREASINGLY SHIFTING TOWARDS VDI The main idea behind VDI is to run a desktop operating system and other client applications that virtually reside and run on servers located at the data centers. When such a technology is deployed, system user s can remotely access virtual desktops together with any client application installed. This access can be achieved using devices such as smartphone s, tablet computers, mobile devices, thin clients, laptops, and even desktop computers as the main gateway. Also going by the fact that VDI technology leverages VMware infrastructure, it is possible to custom tune virtual desktop to support any operating system platform. For instance, companies migrating towards the new Windows 8 need not upgrade their physical machines but instead they can tailor the virtual systems by allocating more CPU and memory resources.

12 12 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP GET YOUR FREE IT ANALYSIS Request a onsite meeting with our engineers to review and analyze YOUR network infrastructure. Your FREE Analysis will include: Discuss results of our analysis Security vulnerabilities Storage capacity, backup Disaster recovery Fault tolerance Industry specific best IT practices Network capacity planning And other issues specific to your IT systems

Is VDI Right For My Business?

Is VDI Right For My Business? Is VDI Right For My Business? 1 IS VDI RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS? infor ation technology group 2 IS VDI RIGHT FOR MY BUSINESS? CONTENTS Introduction...3 Save on Computer Cost...4 IT Costs Savings...5 Can VDI

More information

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Improved manageability and availability spur move to virtualize desktops Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers and in their data centers

More information

Server based computing An introduction to server based computing, its advantages and how it works.

Server based computing An introduction to server based computing, its advantages and how it works. Server based computing An introduction to server based computing, its advantages and how it works. This whitepaper explains the concept of server based computing and defines the main components of its

More information

What are Hosted Desktops?

What are Hosted Desktops? Hosted Desktops An introduction to Hosted Desktops from Your Office Anywhere Hosted Desktops from Your Office Anywhere provide Flexibility, Reliability and Security and offer genuine cost savings against

More information

Introduction to Virtualization. Paul A. Strassmann George Mason University October 29, 2008, 7:20 to 10:00 PM

Introduction to Virtualization. Paul A. Strassmann George Mason University October 29, 2008, 7:20 to 10:00 PM Introduction to Virtualization Paul A. Strassmann George Mason University October 29, 2008, 7:20 to 10:00 PM 1 Data Center Transformation 2 Scope of Virtualization Services 3 Virtualization Evolution 4

More information

Is your business still wasting time and money on PCs and Servers?

Is your business still wasting time and money on PCs and Servers? Hosted Managed Desktop Cloud Computing Is your business still wasting time and money on PCs and Servers? Our service is a cheaper and simpler alternative to owning and managing your own business IT network.

More information

An introduction to Hosted SQL database applications

An introduction to Hosted SQL database applications Hosted SQL Server From Your Office Anywhere Cloud hosting applications that require SQL server not only gives you the flexibility to run your application from anywhere, but also provides genuine cost savings

More information

Introducing Connect365

Introducing Connect365 Connect365 Introducing Connect365 Managed Service The Connect365 Cloud A flexible, scalable and cost effective IT solution for business. Integrating our IT services with the Microsoft Office 365 platform

More information

Comparing the Cost of Ownership of Physical PCs, VDI, and TetherView Desktops

Comparing the Cost of Ownership of Physical PCs, VDI, and TetherView Desktops January 2015 Comparing the Cost of Ownership of Physical PCs, VDI, and TetherView Desktops Executive Summary Physical desktop and notebook computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate

More information

Protecting Content and Securing the Organization Through Smarter Endpoint Choices

Protecting Content and Securing the Organization Through Smarter Endpoint Choices Protecting Content and Securing the Organization Through Smarter Endpoint Choices Prepared by Dan O Farrell Dell Cloud Client-Computing Finally a practical approach to protecting content and securing desktops

More information

Virtualization of CBORD Odyssey PCS and Micros 3700 servers. The CBORD Group, Inc. January 13, 2007

Virtualization of CBORD Odyssey PCS and Micros 3700 servers. The CBORD Group, Inc. January 13, 2007 Virtualization of CBORD Odyssey PCS and Micros 3700 servers January 13, 2007 61 Brown Road Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 257-2410 Document Revision: 2 Last revised: January 13, 2007 Changes are periodically made

More information

Session 11 : (additional) Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages

Session 11 : (additional) Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages INFORMATION STRATEGY Session 11 : (additional) Cloud Computing Advantages and Disadvantages Tharaka Tennekoon B.Sc (Hons) Computing, MBA (PIM - USJ) POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS AND FINANCE 2014 Cloud

More information

Everything Your Business Needs in a Server, Nothing it doesn t.

Everything Your Business Needs in a Server, Nothing it doesn t. Everything Your Business Needs in a Server, Nothing it doesn t. Ideal as a first server for small businesses with up to 25 users, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials provides a cost-effective

More information

A Guide To Evaluating Desktop Virtualization Solutions

A Guide To Evaluating Desktop Virtualization Solutions A Guide To Evaluating Desktop Virtualization Solutions T A K E A W A Y G U I D E Table of e s What To Look For In Evaluating Desktop Virtualization... 3 Achieving the Optimal Benefits of Desktop Virtualization...

More information

GUIDE. Virtualisation

GUIDE. Virtualisation GUIDE Virtualisation It s common for a new server running virtualisation to replace 10 to 20 older servers and pay for itself with the reduced energy costs from power and air conditioning. Virtualisation

More information

How To leverage VMware solutions for Manageability & Security of Desktop. Matteo Uva Channel Manager Italy and Greece

How To leverage VMware solutions for Manageability & Security of Desktop. Matteo Uva Channel Manager Italy and Greece How To leverage VMware solutions for Manageability & Security of Desktop Matteo Uva Channel Manager Italy and Greece Agenda 1. What is VDI & How can it help my customers? 2. Building a VDI solution 3.

More information

More enhanced features.

More enhanced features. More enhanced features. Saves time and lowers cost. Upgrade today for complete data and system protection across your virtual and physical server environments. Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 NEW agents for

More information

I. Introduction. An SHI International Corp White Paper IT Outlaw: Making VDI Friendly

I. Introduction. An SHI International Corp White Paper IT Outlaw: Making VDI Friendly An SHI International Corp White Paper IT Outlaw: Making VDI Friendly I. Introduction As today s IT teams and budgets are leaner than ever, resource and time management are key to successfully navigating

More information

Oracle Desktop Virtualization

Oracle Desktop Virtualization Oracle Desktop Virtualization Oracle Desktop Virtualization Portfolio Oracle Desktop Virtualization Portfolio Software. Hardware. Complete. Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure VDI desktops to users on

More information

VIRTUALIZATION THE FOUNDATION OF CLOUD COMPUTING

VIRTUALIZATION THE FOUNDATION OF CLOUD COMPUTING VIRTUALIZATION THE FOUNDATION OF CLOUD COMPUTING TM 989 Old Eagle School Road Suite 815 Wayne, PA 19087 USA 610.964.8000 www.evolveip.net Did You Know Approximately 70 percent of a typical IT budget in

More information

WhitePaper THIN CLIENTS

WhitePaper THIN CLIENTS THIN CLIENTS Benefits and savings of using thin clients THIN CLIENTS This whitepaper describes the advantages of using thin clients as opposed to PCs (fat clients), and demonstrates how thin clients can

More information

Business Continuity Requires the Best Cloud Storage Options

Business Continuity Requires the Best Cloud Storage Options Requires the Best Cloud Storage Options www.gr e xo.co m Requires the Best Cloud Storage Options Only about 38% of small to medium sized businesses have an IT business continuity plan in place. If you

More information

The BYOD Opportunity. Say Yes to Device Diversity and Enable New Ways to Drive Productivity WHITE PAPER

The BYOD Opportunity. Say Yes to Device Diversity and Enable New Ways to Drive Productivity WHITE PAPER The BYOD Opportunity Say Yes to Device Diversity and Enable New Ways to Drive Productivity WHITE PAPER Table of Contents Abstract.... 3 Introduction.... 3 A New Approach to BYOD... 3 Positive Results....

More information

Whitepaper: A Business Case For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Deployments

Whitepaper: A Business Case For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Deployments Whitepaper: A Business Case For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Deployments VISIT TELEPHONE 703-673-1350 EMAIL info@icore.com OFFICES Washington, DC Chicago Philadelphia Baltimore New York 1 1 Introduction

More information

DATA PROTECTION IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT - ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS

DATA PROTECTION IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT - ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS International Journal of Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Research Vol.1, Issue.1 (2011) 1-9 TJPRC Pvt. Ltd., DATA PROTECTION IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT - ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS

More information

WHITEPAPER A BUSINESS CASE FOR VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE (VDI) DEPLOYMENTS. www.icore.com

WHITEPAPER A BUSINESS CASE FOR VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE (VDI) DEPLOYMENTS. www.icore.com WHITEPAPER A BUSINESS CASE FOR VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE (VDI) DEPLOYMENTS www.icore.com Introduction Now more than ever, the typical employee is no longer tied to their desk and are constantly moving

More information

Server-centric client virtualization model reduces costs while improving security and flexibility.

Server-centric client virtualization model reduces costs while improving security and flexibility. BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Desktop Demystified Server-centric client virtualization model reduces costs while improving security and flexibility. Virtualization is transforming the data center. It s eliminating

More information

Mapping Your Path to the Cloud. A Guide to Getting your Dental Practice Set to Transition to Cloud-Based Practice Management Software.

Mapping Your Path to the Cloud. A Guide to Getting your Dental Practice Set to Transition to Cloud-Based Practice Management Software. Mapping Your Path to the Cloud A Guide to Getting your Dental Practice Set to Transition to Cloud-Based Practice Management Software. Table of Contents Why the Cloud? Mapping Your Path to the Cloud...4

More information

Business Process Desktop: Acronis backup & Recovery 11.5 Deployment Guide

Business Process Desktop: Acronis backup & Recovery 11.5 Deployment Guide WHITE Deployment PAPERGuide Business Process Desktop: Acronis backup & Recovery 11.5 Deployment Guide An Acronis White Paper Copyright Acronis, Inc., 2000 2011 Deployment Guide Table of contents About

More information

UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF MANAGED SERVICES

UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF MANAGED SERVICES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, A COMPLEX TOOL Business is now digital no organization can run without effective technology strategies. Yet with all the advantages, the exploding complexity of IT infrastructure

More information

Contents. Introduction. What is the Cloud? How does it work? Types of Cloud Service. Cloud Service Providers. Summary

Contents. Introduction. What is the Cloud? How does it work? Types of Cloud Service. Cloud Service Providers. Summary Contents Introduction What is the Cloud? How does it work? Types of Cloud Service Cloud Service Providers Summary Introduction The CLOUD! It seems to be everywhere these days; you can t get away from it!

More information

Where are Organizations Today? The Cloud. The Current and Future State of IT When, Where, and How To Leverage the Cloud. The Cloud and the Players

Where are Organizations Today? The Cloud. The Current and Future State of IT When, Where, and How To Leverage the Cloud. The Cloud and the Players The Current and Future State of IT When, Where, and How To Leverage the The and the Players Software as a Service Citrix VMWare Google SalesForce.com Created and Presented by: Rand Morimoto, Ph.D., MCITP,

More information

Enterprise Desktop Solutions: VMware View 4.5

Enterprise Desktop Solutions: VMware View 4.5 C H E A T S H E E T Enterprise Desktop Solutions: What is VMware View? VMware View 4.5 is the leading desktop virtualization solution, built for delivering desktops as a managed service from the platform

More information

Hosted Desktop Model vs. SBC, VDI and Traditional Desktop Position Document

Hosted Desktop Model vs. SBC, VDI and Traditional Desktop Position Document Hosted Desktop Model vs. SBC, VDI and Traditional Desktop Position Document Author: Richard South Document #: 1033 Date: 11/07/2008 Last Revision: 20/08/2008 Hosted Desktop Infrastructure is an innovative

More information

Cloud computing is a way of delivering IT services to users without the need to buy, install or manage any infrastructure.

Cloud computing is a way of delivering IT services to users without the need to buy, install or manage any infrastructure. hosted services dynamic Increased flexibility and cost saving The benefits employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks. Reduced costs our hosted services

More information

Cloud Computing Services

Cloud Computing Services Cloud Computing Services Thinking About Moving to the Cloud? How you get to the cloud is as important as being there, because being in the cloud isn t enough. Your access needs to be synced with your overall

More information

Desktop Virtualization. The back-end

Desktop Virtualization. The back-end Desktop Virtualization The back-end Will desktop virtualization really fit every user? Cost? Scalability? User Experience? Beyond VDI with FlexCast Mobile users Guest workers Office workers Remote workers

More information

INNOVATE. MSP Services Overview SVEN RADEMACHER THROUGH MOTIVATION

INNOVATE. MSP Services Overview SVEN RADEMACHER THROUGH MOTIVATION INNOVATE THROUGH MOTIVATION MSP Services Overview SVEN RADEMACHER Agenda About us IT Challenges Our Approach Our Services Next Steps About Us SEAFAIR IT SOLUTIONS Pre-eminent Managed Service Provider Provide

More information

Parallels Remote Application Server

Parallels Remote Application Server Parallels Remote Application Server White paper Parallels 2X RAS: Perfect Integration with IGEL Technology Parallels GEL Technology: What Exactly are Thin Clients? The end user interaction with a thin

More information

Cloud Computing - Architecture, Applications and Advantages

Cloud Computing - Architecture, Applications and Advantages Cloud Computing - Architecture, Applications and Advantages 1 Arun Mani Tripathi 2 Rizwan Beg NIELIT Ministry of C&I.T., Govt. of India 2 Prof. and Head, Department 1 of Computer science and Engineering,Integral

More information

Your complete guide to Cloud Computing

Your complete guide to Cloud Computing Your complete guide to Cloud Computing 1 Doc V1.0 Dec 2013 Table of Contents Hosted Desk- 3 The Cloud and Cloud Computing... 4 The benefits of Cloud Solutions 6 The Cloud is Growing - Rapidly 7 Resolving

More information

See all, manage all is the new mantra at the corporate workplace today.

See all, manage all is the new mantra at the corporate workplace today. See all, manage all is the new mantra at the corporate workplace today. 1) Do you want to schedule backups, software updates using just one consistent automation platform? 2) Do you want a product that

More information

WHITE PAPER SETTING UP AND USING ESTATE MASTER ON THE CLOUD INTRODUCTION

WHITE PAPER SETTING UP AND USING ESTATE MASTER ON THE CLOUD INTRODUCTION WHITE PAPER SETTING UP AND USING ESTATE MASTER ON THE CLOUD INTRODUCTION Cloud Computing can provide great flexibility for the Estate Master user. You can access your feasibilities, manage you projects

More information

MANAGED SERVICES ON DEMAND SERVICES BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY CLOUD SERVICES HARDWARE AS A SERVICE. Exceed Best

MANAGED SERVICES ON DEMAND SERVICES BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY CLOUD SERVICES HARDWARE AS A SERVICE. Exceed Best MANAGED SERVICES ON DEMAND SERVICES BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY CLOUD SERVICES HARDWARE AS A SERVICE Avoid the capital investment required for maintaining and replacing your technology. Our Hardware as

More information

itg CloudBase is a suite of fully managed Hybrid & Private Cloud Services ready to support your business onwards and upwards into the future.

itg CloudBase is a suite of fully managed Hybrid & Private Cloud Services ready to support your business onwards and upwards into the future. Web Filtering Email Filtering Mail Archiving Cloud Backup Disaster Recovery Virtual Machines Private Cloud itg CloudBase is a suite of fully managed Hybrid & Private Cloud Services ready to support your

More information

Microsoft Windows Intune: Cloud-based solution

Microsoft Windows Intune: Cloud-based solution Microsoft Windows Intune: Cloud-based solution So what exactly is Windows Intune? Windows Intune simplifies and helps businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows cloud services and Windows 7. Windows

More information

IT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICE ADDING POWER TO YOUR NETWORKS

IT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICE ADDING POWER TO YOUR NETWORKS IT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICE ADDING POWER TO YOUR NETWORKS IT INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT SERVICES Nortech Remote management IT security Services provide around clock remote Management, real time

More information

Solution Brief Availability and Recovery Options: Microsoft Exchange Solutions on VMware

Solution Brief Availability and Recovery Options: Microsoft Exchange Solutions on VMware Introduction By leveraging the inherent benefits of a virtualization based platform, a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 deployment on VMware Infrastructure 3 offers a variety of availability and recovery

More information

NetApp and Microsoft Virtualization: Making Integrated Server and Storage Virtualization a Reality

NetApp and Microsoft Virtualization: Making Integrated Server and Storage Virtualization a Reality NETAPP TECHNICAL REPORT NetApp and Microsoft Virtualization: Making Integrated Server and Storage Virtualization a Reality Abhinav Joshi, NetApp Chaffie McKenna, NetApp August 2008 TR-3701 Version 1.0

More information

OPTIMIZING SERVER VIRTUALIZATION

OPTIMIZING SERVER VIRTUALIZATION OPTIMIZING SERVER VIRTUALIZATION HP MULTI-PORT SERVER ADAPTERS BASED ON INTEL ETHERNET TECHNOLOGY As enterprise-class server infrastructures adopt virtualization to improve total cost of ownership (TCO)

More information

Symantec Backup Exec.cloud

Symantec Backup Exec.cloud Automatic, continuous, and secure protection that backs up data to the cloud, or via a hybrid approach combining on-premise and cloud-based backup. Data Sheet: Symantec.cloud Only 21 percent of SMBs are

More information

Ashley Clarke Hosted Desktop. Business Name

Ashley Clarke Hosted Desktop. Business Name Ashley Clarke Hosted Desktop Business Name Our Partner s Technology Partner Ashley Clarke s Hosted Desktop is a full featured Windows 8 style experience delivered from the cloud. One of the key advantages

More information

ARC VIEW. Stratus High-Availability Solutions Designed to Virtually Eliminate Downtime. Keywords. Summary. By Craig Resnick

ARC VIEW. Stratus High-Availability Solutions Designed to Virtually Eliminate Downtime. Keywords. Summary. By Craig Resnick ARC VIEW OCTOBER 23, 2014 Stratus High-Availability Solutions Designed to Virtually Eliminate Downtime By Craig Resnick Keywords Virtualization, High Availability, Fault Tolerant, Critical Process, Real-time

More information

Call Centers and the Cloud

Call Centers and the Cloud Call Centers and the Cloud 2 Call Centers and the Cloud Call centers may be one of the highest benefited industries from the cloud. Cloud computing has become an instrumental part within many different

More information

Desktop as a Service Service Definition

Desktop as a Service Service Definition Desktop as a Service Service Definition 2 Table of Contents Purpose of Document... 4 Desktops as a Service (DaaS) Service Description... 4 Technology... 5 Deliver Uncompromised End User Experience... 5

More information

Contact Centers in the Cloud: A Better Way to Source

Contact Centers in the Cloud: A Better Way to Source Contact Centers in the Cloud: A Better Way to Source By Irwin Lazar Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research Executive Summary Contact Center Software as a Service (CCSaaS) solutions provide

More information

Demystifying Virtualization for Small Businesses Executive Brief

Demystifying Virtualization for Small Businesses Executive Brief Demystifying Virtualization for Small Businesses White Paper: Demystifying Virtualization for Small Businesses Demystifying Virtualization for Small Businesses Contents Introduction............................................................................................

More information

Cloud Computing. Chapter 8 Virtualization

Cloud Computing. Chapter 8 Virtualization Cloud Computing Chapter 8 Virtualization Learning Objectives Define and describe virtualization. Discuss the history of virtualization. Describe various types of virtualization. List the pros and cons

More information

Cost Savings Solutions for Year 5 True Ups

Cost Savings Solutions for Year 5 True Ups Cost Savings Solutions for Year 5 True Ups US Dept. of Energy EA Affigent/CDWG/Microsoft Realizing Cost Savings Now and Moving to a Dynamic Datacenter via your Current EA Enterprise Desktop Solutions to

More information

Unlimited Server 24/7/365 Support

Unlimited Server 24/7/365 Support Unlimited Server 24/7/365 Support Unlimited Server Support from System Architects covers your Windows servers, Linux servers and virtual machines. Your servers are monitored and managed 24 hours a day,

More information

Comprehensive VMware Virtual Machine Protection with Asigra Cloud Backup TM

Comprehensive VMware Virtual Machine Protection with Asigra Cloud Backup TM Comprehensive VMware Virtual Machine Protection with Asigra Cloud Backup TM Virtualization is changing the way companies design, run, and manage their IT environments. Today, virtual machines (VM) are

More information

Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) White Paper Server-Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) The Future of Desktop Computing 2007 Virtual Iron Software, Inc. -1- April 14, 2007 Introduction With the widespread adoption of personal

More information

COMLINK Cloud Technical Specification Guide CLOUD DESKTOP

COMLINK Cloud Technical Specification Guide CLOUD DESKTOP COMLINK Cloud Technical Specification Guide CLOUD DESKTOP Updated June 13, 2014 *Subject to Change* Table of Contents 1 Overview of Cloud Desktop 1-2 CloudProtect 1 DataProtect 2 Server Protect 2 Desktop

More information

IOS110. Virtualization 5/27/2014 1

IOS110. Virtualization 5/27/2014 1 IOS110 Virtualization 5/27/2014 1 Agenda What is Virtualization? Types of Virtualization. Advantages and Disadvantages. Virtualization software Hyper V What is Virtualization? Virtualization Refers to

More information

White. Paper. Benefiting from Server Virtualization. Beyond Initial Workload Consolidation. June, 2010

White. Paper. Benefiting from Server Virtualization. Beyond Initial Workload Consolidation. June, 2010 White Paper Benefiting from Server Virtualization Beyond Initial Workload Consolidation By Mark Bowker June, 2010 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by VMware and is distributed under license from ESG.

More information

Private Cloud. One solution managed by Applied

Private Cloud. One solution managed by Applied Private Cloud : : C L O U D S E R V I C E S : : One solution managed by Applied THE CLOUD IS NO LONGER AN IT CONSIDERATION ALONE IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING THE WAY EXECUTIVES ACROSS DEPARTMENTS VIEW

More information

The Business Case Migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 with Lenovo Servers

The Business Case Migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 with Lenovo Servers The Business Case Migration to Windows Server 2012 R2 with Lenovo Servers New levels of integration and capabilities provide the foundation for building more successful businesses with this new infrastructure

More information

How to Turn the Promise of the Cloud into an Operational Reality

How to Turn the Promise of the Cloud into an Operational Reality TecTakes Value Insight How to Turn the Promise of the Cloud into an Operational Reality By David Talbott The Lure of the Cloud In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about cloud computing

More information

Data Storage That Looks at Business the Way You Do. Up. cloud

Data Storage That Looks at Business the Way You Do. Up. cloud Data Storage That Looks at Business the Way You Do. Up. cloud Now integrating enterprise information and business processes is as simple as a click or a swipe. Konica Minolta s FileAssist solution provides

More information

Modern workstyle, enabled

Modern workstyle, enabled Modern workstyle, enabled Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview Windows Server powers many of the worlds largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of

More information

RDS & VDI - Simple & Affordable. Parallels 2X RAS Selling Points

RDS & VDI - Simple & Affordable. Parallels 2X RAS Selling Points RDS & VDI - Simple & Affordable Parallels 2X RAS Selling Points What is Parallels 2X RAS? Parallels 2X Remote Application Server (2X RAS) is a connection broker that enables and facilitates the interactions

More information

Virtual Servers VIRTUAL DATA CENTER OVERVIEW VIRTUAL DATA CENTER BENEFITS

Virtual Servers VIRTUAL DATA CENTER OVERVIEW VIRTUAL DATA CENTER BENEFITS Virtual Servers VIRTUAL DATA CENTER OVERVIEW The SOFTeR Virtual Data Center is a Virtual Private Cloud Computing Service that enables customers to leverage guaranteed resource reservation pools (processor,

More information

ORACLE VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE

ORACLE VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE ORACLE VIRTUAL DESKTOP INFRASTRUCTURE HIGHLY SECURE AND MOBILE ACCESS TO VIRTUALIZED DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS KEY FEATURES Centralized virtual desktop management and hosting Facilitates access to VDI desktops

More information

Backup & Disaster Recovery Options

Backup & Disaster Recovery Options Backup & Disaster Recovery Options Since businesses have become more dependent on their internal computing capability, they are increasingly concerned about recovering from equipment failure, human error,

More information

Southwest District Health Nomination Narrative

Southwest District Health Nomination Narrative EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Southwest District Health was created by the Idaho Legislature in 1970. The mission of the Health District is to promote and protect the health of people and their environment in Adams,

More information

Requirements Checklist for Choosing a Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Provider

Requirements Checklist for Choosing a Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Provider Whitepaper: Requirements Checklist for Choosing a Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Provider WHITEPAPER Requirements Checklist for Choosing a Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Provider Requirements Checklist

More information

Mobile Device Management

Mobile Device Management Mobile Device Management Complete remote management for company devices Corporate and personal mobile devices (commonly referred to as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD) must be provisioned, configured, monitored,

More information

MAXIMUM PROTECTION, MINIMUM DOWNTIME

MAXIMUM PROTECTION, MINIMUM DOWNTIME MANAGED SERVICES MAXIMUM PROTECTION, MINIMUM DOWNTIME Get peace of mind with proactive IT support Designed to protect your business, save you money and give you peace of mind, Talon Managed Services is

More information

The falling cost and rising value of desktop virtualization

The falling cost and rising value of desktop virtualization The falling cost and rising value of desktop virtualization 2 The growing strategic value of desktop virtualization, from a more flexible, productive workforce to lower real estate costs, has made it a

More information

VDI Security for Better Protection and Performance

VDI Security for Better Protection and Performance VDI Security for Better Protection and Performance Addressing security and infrastructure challenges in your VDI deployments Trend Micro, IncorporatedĀ» See why you need security designed for VDI environments

More information

Managed Hosting is a managed service provided by MN.IT. It is structured to help customers meet:

Managed Hosting is a managed service provided by MN.IT. It is structured to help customers meet: Managed Hosting Service Description Version 1.10 Effective Date: 3/3/2015 Purpose This Service Description is applicable to Managed Hosting services (MH) offered by MN.IT Services (MN.IT) and described

More information

Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions solving common desktop. problems. Sun Virtualization Solutions

Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions solving common desktop. problems. Sun Virtualization Solutions Sun Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions solving common desktop problems Sun Virtualization Solutions Christopher Saul Sales Manager, Desktop Virtualisation SEE Software Practice Sun Microsystems,

More information

Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image Echo

Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image Echo Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image Echo IT organizations have discovered that virtualization technology can simplify server management and reduce total operating costs. Despite the technical

More information

Virtualization: an old concept in a new approach

Virtualization: an old concept in a new approach MPRA Munich Personal RePEc Archive Virtualization: an old concept in a new approach Logica Banica and Doina Rosca and Cristian Stefan University of Pitesti, Faculty of Economics, University of Craiova,

More information

Requirements Checklist for Choosing a Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Provider

Requirements Checklist for Choosing a Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Provider Requirements Checklist for Choosing a Cloud Backup and Recovery Service Provider Requirements Checklist for As the importance and value of corporate data grows, complex enterprise IT environments need

More information

Interact Intranet Version 7. Technical Requirements. August 2014. 2014 Interact

Interact Intranet Version 7. Technical Requirements. August 2014. 2014 Interact Interact Intranet Version 7 Technical Requirements August 2014 2014 Interact Definitions... 3 Licenses... 3 On-Premise... 3 Cloud... 3 Pulic Cloud... 3 Private Cloud... 3 Perpetual... 3 Self-Hosted...

More information

Cloud Sure - Virtual Machines

Cloud Sure - Virtual Machines Cloud Sure - Virtual Machines Maximize your IT network The use of Virtualization is an area where Cloud Computing really does come into its own and arguably one of the most exciting directions in the IT

More information

City of Coral Gables

City of Coral Gables City of Coral Gables Information Technology Department IT TECHNICAL SUPPORT DIVISION Infrastructure Upgrade Plan Systems, Applications, Network, and Telecommunications Infrastructure OVERVIEW Last revision:

More information

Carahsoft End-User Computing Solutions Services

Carahsoft End-User Computing Solutions Services Carahsoft End-User Computing Solutions Services Service Description Horizon View Managed Services Bronze Package Managed Services Package Options # of Desktops to be Managed Desktop Type Duration of Services

More information

Virtual Server Hosting Service Definition. SD021 v1.8 Issue Date 20 December 10

Virtual Server Hosting Service Definition. SD021 v1.8 Issue Date 20 December 10 Virtual Server Hosting Service Definition SD021 v1.8 Issue Date 20 December 10 10 Service Overview Virtual Server Hosting is InTechnology s hosted managed service for virtual servers. Our virtualisation

More information

Information Technology White Paper

Information Technology White Paper Information Technology White Paper Virtualization Building an Adaptive, Cost Effective Infrastructure at SSCT October 5, 2009 As the College grows the College needs to be poised to respond faster to market

More information

WHITE PAPER. www.fusionstorm.com. The Business Benefits of Upgrading Legacy IP Communications Systems. www.fusionstorm.com

WHITE PAPER. www.fusionstorm.com. The Business Benefits of Upgrading Legacy IP Communications Systems. www.fusionstorm.com WHITE PaPEr: Easing the Way to the Cloud: 1 WHITE PAPER The Business Benefits of Upgrading Legacy IP Communications Systems 2 WHITE PAPER: The Business Benefits of Upgrading Legacy IP Communications Systems

More information

Comprehensive Virtual Desktop Deployment with VMware and NetApp

Comprehensive Virtual Desktop Deployment with VMware and NetApp w H I T e PaP e r Comprehensive Virtual Desktop Deployment with VMware and NetApp NOVEMBER 2008 Table of Contents Introduction.... 3 Desktop Management Challenge.....................................................

More information

Comprehensive Agentless Cloud Backup and Recovery Software for the Enterprise

Comprehensive Agentless Cloud Backup and Recovery Software for the Enterprise Comprehensive Agentless Cloud Backup and Recovery Software for the Enterprise 2 Your company s single most valuable asset may be its data. Customer data, product data, financial data, employee data this

More information

Hoster Improves Remote Access, Increases Revenues with Virtualized Desktop Solution

Hoster Improves Remote Access, Increases Revenues with Virtualized Desktop Solution Customer Solution Case Study Hoster Improves Remote Access, Increases Revenues with Virtualized Desktop Solution Overview Country or Region: United States Industry: Hosting Customer Profile ngenx delivers

More information

White Paper: Nasuni Cloud NAS. Nasuni Cloud NAS. Combining the Best of Cloud and On-premises Storage

White Paper: Nasuni Cloud NAS. Nasuni Cloud NAS. Combining the Best of Cloud and On-premises Storage Combining the Best of Cloud and On-premises Storage Introduction Organizations rely on corporate data for everything from product design to order processing. Files are the lifeblood of the modern enterprise

More information

Data center and cloud management. Enabling data center modernization and IT transformation while simplifying IT management

Data center and cloud management. Enabling data center modernization and IT transformation while simplifying IT management Data center and cloud management Enabling data center modernization and IT transformation while simplifying IT management 2013 Dell, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This document contains proprietary information

More information

All your apps & data in the cloud, all in one place.

All your apps & data in the cloud, all in one place. The Cloud Desktop For Business Unify Your Business IT Experience All your apps & data in the cloud, all in one place. The Cloud Desktop houses all of your organization's applications and data in one easy-to-access

More information

Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image

Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image In This Paper Protecting Virtual Servers with Acronis True Image...3 Virtual Machines: The Data Protection

More information

Virtual Client Solution: Desktop Virtualization

Virtual Client Solution: Desktop Virtualization IBM System x and BladeCenter Virtual Client Solution: Desktop Virtualization Powered by and VMware View June 29, 2010 Agenda 1 2 3 4 5 6 Virtual client solution overview Addressing companies pain points

More information