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Should You Consider Virtual Desktops



In June, C/D/H introduced virtual desktops and hosted a panel discussion at the Educational Technology Leadership Conference. ...

In June, C/D/H introduced virtual desktops and hosted a panel discussion at the Educational Technology Leadership Conference.

C/D/H discussed the benefits and drawbacks of VDI, deployment considerations and the key players in the space.

Check out our slide deck to find out more about virtual desktops and if they are right for you.



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Should You Consider Virtual Desktops Should You Consider Virtual Desktops Presentation Transcript

  • CDH VMware, Microsoft, or Citrix: Whose CDH Virtual Desktop is Right for You? June 2010
  • CDH Quick Facts About U Ab Us Approach A h Partnerships P hi • 20th Year • Vendor Agnostic • Microsoft Gold • Grand Rapids & • Non-reseller • VMware Enterprise Royal Oak • Professional • Cisco Premier • 25 Staff Services Only • Novell Platinum • Citrix Silver
  • CDH Expertise Project M P j t Management t Infrastructure I f t t Collaboration Access & Identity Management
  • CDH Agenda • Overview of VDI • Benefits of Hosted Desktops • VDI Drawbacks D b k • Key Players y y
  • CDH Overview • SBC - Server based computing – Centralized Distributed Centralized • Virtualization – Decoupling OS from hardware – Sharing hardware resources • VDI - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – Hosted virtual desktops – Combination of SBC and virtualization
  • CDH Expectations 2008 IDC Report
  • CDH Desktop Management • TCO for the traditional corporate desktop – $3500 and $5000 per user per year user, – End user operational costs nearly 45% • Hosted virtual desktops 2% to 12% more cost effective than traditional PCs
  • CDH Physical vs Virtual vs. Cost Physical Virtual Desktop Desktop Client hardware $400 $300 Server hardware - $250 Virtual desktop solution - $220 PC deployment costs $185 $25 Operations: Support, software $600 $392 deployment, backup, security, virus protection End-user operations: Training, self- $2215 $704 support Annual downtime cost $90 $30 TOTAL $3490 $1921 Gartner TCO Comparison of PCs with Server-Based Computing
  • CDH Components • Virtualization platform – Highly available, resource load balancing • C Connection B k ti Broker • Endpoint –D k Desktop, l laptop, thin client • Hosted desktop • Application deployment process/solution
  • CDH Benefits • Longer life of endpoint devices • Centralized administration • Improved security – All data stored in datacenter • Speed of deployment – New user – New operating system – Updates / patches • Single image – hardware independence – No longer need multiple images • Better hardware utilization • Hi h availability Higher il bilit
  • CDH Drawbacks • Large initial investment – Servers for virtualization infrastructure – FC or iSCSI SAN for shared storage – Network infrastructure • More expensive than other SBC solutions – Cost benefit analysis • IT training • Reliance on network connectivity • End-user experience End user
  • CDH Key Players • VMware – View – Virtual Infrastructure / vSphere • Citrix Systems – XenDesktop – XenApp (Presentation Server) – XenServer • Microsoft – Remote Desktop Services (Terminal Services) – Hyper-V – Wi d Windows S Server and workstation operating d k t ti ti systems
  • CDH Feature Comparison Feature Microsoft Citrix VMware Infrastructure Microsoft Citrix / Microsoft / VMware VMware Assigned Desktop X X X Desktop Pools X X X Secure Remote Access RDS Gateway Access Gateway Security Server Application Deployment App-V XenApp ThinApp RemoteApp SCCM Profile Management g Roaming p g profiles Profile Manager g Microsoft Folder redirection Folder redirection User/data disk Shared storage No Provisioning Services View Composer Offline desktops No No Yes (Experimental) Image Updating SCCM vDisk Recompose Web console X X X
  • CDH Licensing Microsoft Citrix VMware VDI Standard Suite Standard Enterprise - RDS CAL (Basic) - Virtual Infrastructure - Virtual Infrastructure -MDOP - Desktop Delivery - vCenter Server Controller - Virtual Machine Manager Advanced - View Manager - Configuration Manager - Pooling, HA, XenMotion Premier - Operations Manager - Provisioning Services - View Composer VDI Premium Suite Enterprise - Offline Desktop - RDS CAL (Unrestricted) - XenApp for Desktops - ThinApp - App-V for RDS Platinum -Edgesight - WAN Optimization
  • CDH Conclusion – Which is Right for Me? • A Few Questions to Ask Yourself: – Do Virtual desktops still make sense to you? – Do you already have one of these vendors in your environment and have experience with it? – Is there a particular feature that is very important to you available in only one of the vendor’s solutions? – Are you already partially or fully licensed for one of these solutions? – Do you have in-house expertise or a qualified partner to help you with the solution?
  • CDH Questions?
  • CDH Thank You Royal Oak Grand Rapids 306 S. Washington Ave. 15 Ionia SW Suite 212 Suite 270 Royal Oak, MI 48067 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 p: (248) 546-1800 546 1800 p: (616) 776-1600 (c) C/D/H 2007. All rights reserved