VDI-as-a-Service

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

VDI offers CIOs the opportunity to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) through lower desktop infrastructure acquisition cost with the use of thin clients and bring your own resource/device (BYOR/BYOD) programs. We are increasing VDI adoption rates across all industries with our HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) that delivers a VDI in a box solution.

“Typically, it would take 2.5 hours per individual desktop to configure the hardware and deploy it. With HyperGrid, we can deploy 10 systems in 90 minutes.” – Anthony Luciany, Technical Support Specialist, Affymetrix

Challenges with VDI

However, IT Teams have historically faced multiple challenges with managing PC deployments:

  • High cost of PCs: PCs require significant upfront investment and have high support costs. Gartner’s most recent desktop cost research estimates an annual cost upwards of $3,000.
  • Complexity of PC management: IT is burdened with patching, upgrading and securing a large number of applications, machine by machine.
  • User experience: End users increasingly expect their applications and sessions to be available across devices and outside the office.

VDI offers CIOs and IT multiple advantages:

  • Lower total cost of ownership (TCO): The upfront costs of PCs are avoided through the reuse of existing PCs, thin clients and bring your own device (BYOD) programs. Ongoing costs are also reduced with lower provisioning and support cost and support for new computing form factors, such as tablet-based computing.
  • Simplified management: Centralized updating of golden images for OS and applications can remove much of the burden placed on IT.
  • Better user experience: VDI gives employees more flexibility to quickly access their applications from any endpoint.

Why HCI for VDI

Historically many VDI implementations did not deliver on the promise, with cost savings not realized and performance degrading as user counts grew. VDI using hyperconverged infrastructure now provides a breakthrough in VDI’s capabilities:

  • Lower upfront and ongoing capex: VDI with hyperconverged infrastructure is significantly lower cost than converged or traditional infrastructure due to the elimination of dual server and storage stacks.
  • Linear performance scaling: Hyperconverged architectures support fast desktop experiences with consistent low latency.
  • Lower management costs: Hyperconverged infrastructure allows a significant improvement in the number of end users and admin can support.

The HyperGrid Solution

In addition to the benefits of a hyperconverged approach. HyperGrid’s solution offers IT multiple advantages.

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Forrester names HyperGrid a Strong Performer in Hyperconverged, ahead of Cisco, VMWare, EMC and HPE

The Forrester Wave™: Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016 Analyst Report assessed 12 of the most significant hyperconverged infrastructure vendors against Forrester’s 28 evaluation criteria providing a comprehensive view into today’s hyperconverged vendor landscape. The report offers valuable data points to help you choose the right hyperconverged solution. Download today to help accelerate your decision making process.