Move your desktop to the cloud for $1 day


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This webinar will explore the reasons for changing traditional desktop computing strategies, why cloud-hosted virtual desktops are a compelling solution for many businesses, and how to leverage cloud-hosted desktops for Windows 7 migrations, mobile and departmental workers, and disaster recovery scenarios.

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Move your desktop to the cloud for $1 day

  1. 1. Move Your Desktop to the Cloud for $1/Day Danny Allan, Desktone Johnny Perales, Rackspace January 27, 2011©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 1
  2. 2. Agenda• Desktone & Rackspace Introduction• Desktop Management Challenges• Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Challenges• Cloud-based virtual desktops• Demonstration©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 2
  3. 3. ABOUTRACKSPACE® Founded in 1998 Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas 9 worldwide data centersA recognized “leader” by Gartner 3,000 employees, or Rackers 100,000+ customers and growing Listed NYSE 2008 (RAX) 2009 Hosting Revenue Rackspace $629 Million AT&T $433 Million Savvis $266 Million Terremark $149 Million 3
  4. 4. THERACKSPACE VISION“world’srecognized as companies. To be one of the ” great service 4
  5. 5. SOLUTIONS PORTFOLIORackspace offers solutions that fit your custom enterprise needs, not ours. Dedicated Cloud Email & Hosting / Hosting Apps Virtualization Instant Scalability Microsoft Highest Performance & Raw Compute SharePoint, & Compliance Power Microsoft Exchange & Rackspace Email Hybrid Hosting: mix and match platforms to suit your needs 5
  6. 6. THE RISE OFTHE ENTERPRISECLOUD If you’re not integrating cloud computing into your mission critical IT strategy, you’ll soon be lapped by your competitors. “47% say they are already using it or actively researching it.” - CIO Magazine (From IDC Report) Oct. 2008 “58% say cloud computing will cause a radical shift in IT.” - CIO Magazine (From IDC Report) Oct. “By 2012, 2008 20% of businesses will own no IT assets.” -Gartner Key Predictions, - Jan. 2010 6
  7. 7. WHY THE BIG SWITCH?For a variety of reasons, cloud technologies are too compelling to ignore. Dynamically scalable, Accessibility Speed virtualized resources Cost provided as a service  Maximize revenue• “Utility” billing (pay as you use)  Reduce cost• “Unlimited” processing and storage  Expedite time to market  Focus resources• Elasticity to scale up or down  Do more projects• On demand, self-service• Highly automated 7
  8. 8. Desktop Virtualization Overview©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 8
  9. 9. Desktop Management Today Expensive Tipping point for change is here... Support-heavy Insecure Migration to Windows 7 OS New mobile access Data Apps SettingsPreferences Tighter IT budgets Security ©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 9
  10. 10. The Promise of Virtual Desktops (VDI) Virtual desktopsCentrally managed  Cost reduction In IT data center  IT consolidation OS Data  Easier to manage Apps Settings Preferences  Happy users Virtual Desktops ©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 10
  11. 11. Traditional VDI Reality … but major BARRIERS exist Start up Huge up-front costs Many moving parts Complex to design & build Operationally Intensive Difficult to maintain Is it strategic Do you want to be building and managing data centers©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 11
  12. 12. Cloud-based Desktops©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 12
  13. 13. Cloud-Based Desktops (DaaS) Business Benefits Desktop Cloud  IT-friendly  Device independence  Lower TCO  Low cash out = low risk From Any Device  100% customer satisfaction From Any Location PARTNERS & FIXED TEMPORARY OFFICES SUPPLIERS TELEWORKERS BRANCH OFFICES©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 13
  14. 14. VDI vs. Cloud based Desktops VDI DaaS Benefit Simplified desktop deployment   Centralized desktop management   Walk-off data security   Simplified issue resolution and recovery   Genuine, customizable Windows client environments   No upfront CAPEX  Pay as you go  Time to value in weeks, not months  Leverage carrier-class scale  Expand geographic coverage  Reduce complexity and risk  Data Center Scale  14
  15. 15. Cloud Virtual Desktops vs. TraditionalPhysical Cloud Virtual Desktop• Takes 3-5 days for a new system • New systems in 90 seconds• Break/fix issues • Never breaks• Endpoint data loss/ security • Data can not be lost or stolen• Vulnerable to power outages • Always on• Hardware & desktop are one and • Desktop can be accessed from any the same connected device from anywhere• Up-front capital required • No upfront capital• Hardware warranty cost • No hardware warranty required 15
  16. 16. The Cloud Computing Test Other Vendors vs. Upfront HW & SW Costs ? $0 Multi-Tenant ? Yes Service Grid Architecture ? Yes Technology Agnostic ? Yes Substantial Open Source ? Yes Components Strict Role Separation ? Yes Secure approach to network into ? Yes shared hosting Flexibility (add desktops quickly ? Yes for short periods) Democratic ? Small/Medium /Large Business©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 16
  17. 17. Desktone’s Solution©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 17
  18. 18. 1. IT Friendly SolutionEasy to manage  On demand desktops: add, remove, & modify at will  Centralized management from any device anywhere  Visibility into user activity  No data on devicesEasy to try  Free trial in minutes: (  Pilot ease – no infrastructure required©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 18
  19. 19. 2. Device & Location IndependenceEmbrace next-generation of employees  Work and access corporate apps and data from any device: Mac, Ipad, Droid, thin client, laptop, PC (  Work from anywhere: home, office, or StarbucksLeverages “Bring Your Own PC”(BYOPC) movement“Instant on” experience©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 19
  20. 20. 3. Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) No complicated infrastructure to configure and build Centralized support and management No expensive management resources required No hidden costs©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 20
  21. 21. 4. Low Cash Out = Low Risk  No infrastructure investment  Pay for only what you need  OPEX budget consistency©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 21
  22. 22. 5. 100% Customer Satisfaction  Services – rapid deployments  Support – dedicated virtualization experts  Operational Excellence – 4 years of hosted desktop delivery  Training – rich library of self-paced training modules and live knowledge transfer sessions©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 22
  23. 23. Top Use Cases Use Case Description Solution Distributed Branch offices and work from home Securely deliver desktops to Workers distanced from corporate. End users not remote workers while avoiding the near centralized IT resources need to build local data centers Contract Outsourced, Contractors, Seasonal Secure on-demand delivery of the Workers Workers, Project Based required desktop environment when needed Development In-house and outsourced testers and Provide a cloud desktop developers that require multiple desktop environment in the cloud to enable environments testing and development on many different platforms and configs Mobile Executives, etc. Access Windows from mobile Devices devices such as the iPad and Droid tablet©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 23
  24. 24. Demonstration January 27, 2011©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 24
  25. 25. The Desktone Cloud Consists of two primary interfacesDesktone Enterprise Center Desktone PortalUsed by desktop Used by end-users foradmins to manage the access to resources onDesktone Cloud the Desktone Cloud 25
  26. 26. End-User Access End Point Devices 1. Ipad - “DaaS Mobile Client” available in the iTunes Store 2. Thin clients - all leading vendors are supported 3. Standard PCs – access through their preferred web browser or DaaS Client. 26
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  29. 29. Summary• Cloud computing is changing the world of IT• The current Desktop management market is ripe for change• Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) was supposed to solve the problems – it has introduced other issues• Desktops are the next logical workload to move to the cloud• Desktone and Rackspace have partnered to offer the industry’s only cloud-based desktops©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 29
  30. 30. Resources• Free Trial:•©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 30
  31. 31. Questions?? Please feel free to contact us with questions, comments or to schedule a live demo 866-691-5660 or©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. 31