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A view from the desktop - choosing the right technologies for desktop virtualization

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If you are considering desktop virtualization, a key area to address is how your users will access and interact …

If you are considering desktop virtualization, a key area to address is how your users will access and interact
with the system. Will their user experience be good or bad? What if they are accessing from different locations
or when mobile? What do new developments such as zero clients and cloud PCs offer? Wyse Technology
have been leaders in this market for many years and, with this presentation, can help you make more informed
decisions in this fast moving technology area.

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  • 1. A View from the Desktop Choosing the right technologies for desktop virtualization David Angwin Wyse Technology
  • 2. Agenda
    • User types and profiles
    • Why you need to address the desktop device
    • Client hardware and software choices
    • User experience
    • Addressing mobility
  • 3. Areas to watch
    • Will impact adoption:
    • Ability to address specific use-cases
    • User experience
    • Will impact cost:
    • Ease of deployment
    • Ease of management
    • System scalability
    • Effective service life
  • 4. Identifying the right desktop virtualisation technology Office / Knowledge Workers Mobile Workers Task Workers 1 Define user types based on function
  • 5. Identifying the right desktop virtualisation technology Applications Content Peripherals 2 Create user profiles based on types
  • 6. A choice of virtualisation models Datacentre Execution Benefits Shared Microsoft MultiPoint Server Centralized Low TCO, PC as server, easy install PC Storage Management Shared Execution Display Presentation Citrix XenApp Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Centralized User density, low TCO Storage Management Shared Execution Display Light Management VDI Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft VDI Suites, VMware View Centralized App compatibility and OS flexibility Storage Management Isolated Execution Display Light Management Cloud PC Citrix Provisioning Server, Wyse WSM Distributed PC experience, central control Storage Management Execution Web Google Web Apps, Amazon E3C, web server Hybrid User density, flexibility, TCO Storage Management Hybrid Display / Execution
  • 7. Agenda
    • User types and profiles
    • Why you need to address the desktop device
    • Client hardware and software choices
    • User experience
    • Addressing mobility
  • 8. The impact of keeping PCs with virtual desktops Virtual Desktops Full PC Endpoint Challenge Thin or Zero client Complexity Increased Unchanged Reduced or eliminated Security Improved Unchanged Enforced Management Improved Still Required None or Centralized Reliability Fail over 20-30k hours MTBF 180k hours MTBF Deployment Faster Still Imaging the HDD Out of the box Energy / Green IT Increased 50-150 watts 6-15 watts Save £50-£150 year/unit Reduced or eliminated Enforced None or Centralized 180k hours MTBF Out of the box 6-15 watts Unchanged Unchanged Still Required 20-30k hours MTBF Still Imaging the HDD 50-150 watts
  • 9. TCO comparison of client devices
    • Monthly TCO costs aggregated from Gartner published analysis, based on 2,500 users
    • Server focused items removed to expose client detail
    Source: Gartner 2008, Microsoft licensing, Wyse Customer / User Inputs
  • 10. Agenda
    • User types and profiles
    • Why you need to address the desktop device
    • Client hardware and software choices
    • User experience
    • Addressing mobility
  • 11. Client hardware choices Cloud PCs - Familiar High Performance Desktop Zero clients - Dedicated Microsoft Citrix VMware Next-generation zero client Thin clients - Flexible Mobile High Performance Compact Repurposed PC (SW) Handheld (SW)
  • 12. Client software choices Lowest TCO Low Local Apps Web Apps PCoIP Multi-protocol HDX Instant on Auto-mgmt Virus Immune Zero Client Windows Embedded      Wyse-enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise      Wyse ThinOS™      Wyse Zero™ engine     
  • 13. Desktop functionality & user experience Smart cards & biometrics Peripherals Streaming video and audio Fast moving graphics & 3D Audio and VOIP Multiple monitors
  • 14. Addressing mobility
    • Working in different office locations
      • Hot desk
    • Working at home
      • Desktop thin client
      • Mobile thin client for occasional home workers
    • Working on-site with clients
      • Mobile thin client with WiFi & 3G
    • Working while travelling
      • Mobile thin client with WiFi & 3G
    • Working offline
      • PC laptop for offline mail and writing documents
      • iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android phone/tablet for everything else
  • 15. Areas to watch - recap
    • Will impact adoption:
    • Ability to address specific use-cases
    • User experience
    • Will impact cost:
    • Ease of deployment
    • Ease of management
    • System scalability
    • Effective service life
  • 16. David Angwin [email_address] www .wyse.com Get Wyse. Go Far.

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