By Jia Dai, Technical Marketing Engineer
Today, Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a key initiative for many organizations looking to reduce their administrative overhead while providing a more secure, flexible and reliable desktop computing environment for end users. A lot of planning and decision-making is required to ensure a successful deployment. Choosing the right virtualization platform to host the virtual desktop implementation is often the first challenge faced and, to a certain degree, may make or break the entire transformation. Important considerations when choosing the best VDI platform are:
- Does the platform provide the features, reliability and high availability that meet the business requirements?
- Is the platform reliable and proven?
- Does the platform provide a secure foundation for all the virtual desktops?
- Can it be standardized on the same platform as the existing server virtualization?
- How will the choice I make today impact my future migration to a cloud environment?
- How does the VDI platform choice impact options for a VDI solution?
Based on the above criteria, the best choice for most VDI deployments is vSphere because:
- vSphere is the leading virtualization platform and provides unbeatable reliability, high availability, business continuity, and fault tolerance
- Customers can standardize on a common cloud infrastructure platform from the desktop through the datacenter and to the cloud
- VMware View and vSphere integration maximizes the benefits of the leading virtualization platform for VDI
Read this whitepaper "Why Choose VMware vSphere for VDI?" takes a look at each of these attributes in the context of the unique needs of the VDI market.