Desktop virtualisation - choosing the right approach for you


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Ian will cover how desktop virtualisation offers a path to improved desktop management and reduced cost, as well as what problems early adopters and trial implementations have faced. Secondly, he will go through the various approaches to providing virtual desktops to users, and where they can suit different types and sizes of organisation.

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Desktop virtualisation - choosing the right approach for you

  1. 1. Desktop Virtualisation Choosing the right approach Ian Masters, UK sales director Leaders Have Vision™ 1
  2. 2. Introduction • With solutions for Windows®, Linux®, AIX® and IBM® i, Vision leads the way in keeping systems and applications resilient and available • Personally working in the high availability and disaster recovery for Windows® space since 1996 Leaders Have Vision™ 2
  3. 3. What is it? • in traditional desktop models, the computer runs an operating system where individual applications are executed • with virtualisation you break the connection between physical hardware, operating system, application and display Leaders Have Vision™ 3
  4. 4. Why does it matter? • lower desk side support costs • lower costs associated with asset deployment, configuration, and maintenance • streamlined desktop management, rapid provisioning of new hardware , OS or applications Leaders Have Vision™ 4
  5. 5. Approaches • user state virtualisation • application virtualisation • session virtualisation • virtual desktop infrastructure Leaders Have Vision™ 5
  6. 6. Benefits • flexibility • security • availability Leaders Have Vision™ 6
  7. 7. Making choices • user profile • consider the benefits – user state virtualisation • flexibility, availability – application virtualisation • application stability and reliability, lower licensing costs – session virtualisation • centralised control and data storage – virtualised desktop infrastructure • centralised control, flexibility, availability Leaders Have Vision™ 7
  8. 8. Comparing the options applicable partial not applicable Type Flexibility Control Security Availability Offline Performance Access user state application session VDI streamed Leaders Have Vision™ 8
  9. 9. How streaming works Management Server Management Console Master Image Storage Server Boot Image iSCSI Storage TheMultipleboot image is createdthe client toimage A client machine performs a fromfromsame theimage An Management server directs the aon the network iSCSI clients may boot PXE boot master image Leaders Have Vision™ 9
  10. 10. Comparing the costs Type Upfront Cost TCO user state LOW LOW application MEDIUM MEDIUM session HIGH LOW VDI HIGH LOW streamed LOW LOW Leaders Have Vision™ 10
  11. 11. Final word • choose the solution that is right for your organisation Leaders Have Vision™ 11
  12. 12. Q&A Leaders Have Vision™ 12
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