By Teresa Wingfield, End-User Computing Marketing Consultant
IDC predicts that the deployment, management, and support of virtual desktop implementations will become simpler over time. Their research states that the introduction and adoption of virtual desktop appliances with converged infrastructure and validated reference architectures like those from VMware’s Rapid Desktop Appliance partners will account for much of this simplification.
According to IDC, the most obvious benefit of Rapid Desktop Appliances is faster time to value as these greatly reduce installation and implementation times. IDC points out that just the benefit and reduced costs from the speedier time to value make virtual desktop appliances attractive, but the benefits are actually far greater, including:
- Improved utilization. Improved utilization of compute, storage, and networking reduces powerand real estate consumption.
- Integrated storage. Fast flash or solid state drives that support high IOPS workloads like VDI nearly eliminate legacy VDI issues such as boot storms, scan storms, and poor user experiences.
- Simplified performance. Performance tuning is simplified because all the pieces are validated to work together.
- Reduced management. Many of these solutions have single management platforms, eliminating silos and reducing the effort required to maintain these systems.
Converged infrastructure, a pre-integrated, vendor-certified system containing server hardware, storage, networking and basic systems management, along with validated reference architectures take Rapid Desktop Appliances to a new level of deployment acceleration. Converged infrastructure is designed to be deployed quickly using a modular building-block approach to rapidly scale up resources and workloads. Validated reference architectures are templates to quickly deploy virtual desktops on specific hardware. These are tested for virtual desktop workloads so that customers know exactly what performance they can expect.
Download our free white paper by IDC, Rapid Desktop Appliances: Accelerating Time to Value for VMware Horizon Deployments to learn more about how Rapid Desktop Appliances can help overcome legacy virtual desktop deployment issues and make deployment faster and less costly. And, check out our Rapid Desktop Appliances to preview a range of solutions appropriate for any size virtual desktop deployment.