A Fresh Look at the Virtual Desktop Landscape with The 451 Group

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A Fresh Look at the Virtual Desktop Landscape with The 451 Group

  1. 1. Desktop virtualization: A fresh look Rachel Chalmers The 451 Group
  2. 2. Agenda The story so far Notes from the field The state of the art The future of work
  3. 3. The story so far
  4. 4. A long, long time ago
  5. 5. A long, long time ago Citrix invents terminal services VMware invents x86 virtualization XenSource does it in open source VMware introduces VDI Citrix buys XenSource IT’S ON
  6. 6. Persistent virtual desktops
  7. 7. Call my broker!
  8. 8. Now virtualize my apps!
  9. 9. …but I still want this image as my desktop wallpaper
  10. 10. Here’s what I’d really like Server virtualization A connection broker User AND application virtualization A nice, fast graphics protocol Maybe some storage I/O optimization Can I have that hosted, please? And how about a client hypervisor? …and a pony?
  11. 11. Notes from the field
  12. 12. Survey results Users by size Users by industry Users by budget Business drivers Vendors Survey monkey, April-August 2010, n=40
  13. 13. Users by size 0 5 10 15 20 Fewer than 50 employees 50-500 employees 500-5,000 employees More than 5,000 employees
  14. 14. Users by industry 0 2 4 6 8 10 Energy Research Wholesale distribution Retail Financial services Manufacturing Government Healthcare Technology Education
  15. 15. Users by budget 0 2 4 6 8 10 No budget No new budget; must repurpose PC refresh or other budgets Less than $10,000 $10,000-100,000 $100,000-1m Greater than $1m
  16. 16. Business drivers
  17. 17. Vendors
  18. 18. Case studies Cox Communications Credit Counselling Society Morgan Stanley Severn Trent Water University of North Texas at Dallas
  19. 19. Cox Communications IT operations manager Dan Powers 1,200 enterprise end users Mix of PCs, laptops and Wyse thin clients Dell PowerEdge R900 servers, Dell/EMC FC storage arrays (iSCSI to come?) VMware View, AppSense Environment Manager
  20. 20. Credit Counselling Society Director of IT Ovidiu Mot 5 HP ProLiant hosts running VMware ESXi Gigabit Ethernet SANs Kaviza VDI HP thin clients Citrix Systems HDX
  21. 21. Morgan Stanley Windows engineering within Enterprise Infrastructure (EI) team 100 desktop virtualization users in production Default deployment model by YE 2010 >7,000 PCs virtualized by YE 2010 Entire 100,000 fleet – including 20,000 from Citigroup – virtualized by YE 2014
  22. 22. Severn Trent Water CIO Myron Hrycyk SI Computacenter Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop HP servers and storage VMware server virtualization 5,500 users in second-stage rollout HP thin clients, <10% laptops, iPads?
  23. 23. University of North Texas at Dallas Network administrator Brian Walker Doubling student population Budget constraints VMware vSphere for server virtualization Unidesk virtual desktop management Pano Logic zero clients
  24. 24. The state of the art
  25. 25. The state of the art What if you could combine user virtualization, application virtualization and storage optimization? What if you could combine the desktop connection broker, the fast graphics protocol and the thin or zero client?
  26. 26. From this…
  27. 27. …to this
  28. 28. The future of work
  29. 29. The future of work Big data and the information deluge Knowledge work looks more and more like analytics MapReduce, Hadoop and parallel processing Platform as a service: everyone her own programmer Roam if you want to (and compete globally) Smartphone as the remote control for the cloud
  30. 30. Analyzing the business of Enterprise IT Innovation Unique Analysis of the Hosting, Managed Service, Third-Party Datacenter and Internet Infrastructure sectors The 451 Group The Uptime Institute is the leading independent think tank and research body serving the global datacenter industry.
  31. 31. Ask questions via the “Questions” tab – we’ll address them at the end. Rachel.Chalmers@the451group.com Thank You
  32. 32. The Management Platform for Better VDI Chris Midgley, Founder and CTO
  33. 33. Unidesk simplifies the VDI picture Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com vSphere Profiles & Persona Application Delivery Windows Management Management Infrastructure Storage Reduction Broker Access Client Devices View XenDesktop XenApp ThinApp
  34. 34. Our unique approach: change storage Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com C:
  35. 35. Layering addresses major challenges Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com
  36. 36. Patch the Windows gold image once Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com
  37. 37. Package, update, and deliver any application Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com
  38. 38. Sustain all profiles and persona Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com
  39. 39. VDI that is better than your PC Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com
  40. 40. Realize massive storage savings Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com
  41. 41. DEMO Watch the Unidesk Demo on our website: www.Unidesk.com
  42. 42. Innovation recognized by industry leaders Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com “Dynamic desktop composition represents an advance in client management technology and can help accelerate growth for virtual desktops where the ability to personalize the user experience is needed. Unidesk’s layering technology is an innovative example and we look forward to collaborating to enhance the virtual desktop experience for VMware View and VMware vSphere™ customers.” - Scott Davis, CTO, Desktop Virtualization, VMware “Solutions like Unidesk help drive growth for virtual desktops across the enterprise by giving users the ability to personalize their desktops to have the same or better experience than they had with a traditional PC. We look forward to continued collaboration with Unidesk to provide a powerful virtual desktop experience for our customers.” - Harry Labana, CTO, Citrix Desktop Division
  43. 43. Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved. www.unidesk.com Customers benefit from better VDI
  44. 44. Questions? Ask them now using the “Questions” tab Ask your questions now using the “Questions” tab Other ways to stay in touch: www.unidesk.com Twitter: @VirtualDesktop Chris Midgley: cmidgley@unidesk.com
  45. 45. Thank you for attending! Watch the a recording of the webinar on our website: http://www.unidesk.com/webinar/the-451-group-11102010

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