Make VDI Personal, Make VDI for Everyone


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Presentation from Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2011 on making VDI successful for all use cases by Tom Rose, Chief Marketing Officer, Unidesk Corporation.

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  • ObjectivesUnique complimentary value to vmware guysAre you willing to engage
  • ObjectivesUnique complimentary value to vmware guysAre you willing to engage
  • Describe the 3 core components made up of Virtual appliances: MA Master CA and distributed Cache Points hosting desktops.Broker agnosticSitting on virtual infrastructure (Vmware today, Citrix in the future)
  • Make VDI Personal, Make VDI for Everyone

    1. 1. Make VDI Personal(VDI for Everyone)Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2011<br />
    2. 2. The Promise of Hosted Virtual Desktops <br />Simplify desktop management<br />More efficient, centralized monitoring,provisioning, patching, repair<br />Improve business agility<br />Workers access desktops from anyoffice, home PC, or pad<br />Deliver new apps faster<br />Reduce capital costs<br />Thin clients use less power than PCs(5W vs. 80W) and last 3-6 years longer<br />
    3. 3. VDI Reality: Limited to Narrow Use Cases <br />Labs<br />Call Centers<br />Offshore Development<br />
    4. 4. Why? Non-Persistent VDI Works Great! <br />Desktop customizations thrown out after each use<br />Desktop reverts to pristine state<br />The few required apps can be delivered easily<br />Storage can be reduced through block-based cloning<br />Single shared image provides “patch-once” simplicity<br />But they’re a relatively small % of total desktops<br />
    5. 5. Persistence Adds Cost & Complexity<br />Profile Mgmt<br />App Mgmt<br />Storage Footprint<br />Client Mgmt<br />Image/OS Mgmt<br />
    6. 6. What’s Needed: SIMPLICITY!<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Storage <br />Footprint reduction<br />Storage Tiering<br />TCP based Replication<br />Application Management<br />Any application<br />Versioning<br />Rollback<br />User/Machine Personalization<br />Local profile utilized<br />ALL settings retained<br />Data and Apps stored separately<br />User installed apps supported<br />OS / Image<br />Management<br />Single Image Management<br />Image Sharing<br />Version Control &<br />Rollback<br />
    7. 7. Unidesk Brings Layers to Persistent Desktops<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Personalization<br />Application<br />Application<br />C:<br />Windows<br />
    8. 8. Desktop Layering Innovation<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Personalization<br />Persistent:custom foreachuser<br />Application 1<br />Application 2<br />Stateless:managedby IT<br />Windows<br />
    9. 9. Isolates O/S, Applications and User<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Personalization<br />Application 1 (patched)<br />Application 1<br />Application 2<br />Windows<br />Windows (w/SP)<br />
    10. 10. Create or Patch Underlying Layers Once<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Personalization<br />Application 1 (patched)<br />New Application<br />Application 2<br />Windows (w/SP)<br />
    11. 11. Personalization Layer is Sustained<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Personalization<br />Application 1 (patched)<br />New Application<br />Application 2<br />Windows (w/SP) <br />
    12. 12. Layer Versioning for Instant Repair/Rollback<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Apps/Settings User Data<br />Application 1 (patched)<br />New Application<br />Application 2<br />Windows (w/SP)<br />
    13. 13. Understanding Layering<br />Profile<br />Installed Apps<br />Three types of layers<br />Personalization<br />Application<br />OS – Gold Image<br />Layers are assembled in priority order<br />Application layer priorities can be changed<br />Each layer stored in a different location<br />Files<br />Personalization<br />SID<br />HKLM<br />App GUID<br />Application 1 (patched)<br />New Application<br />Application 2<br />Windows (w/SP) <br />
    14. 14. Two Patent-Pending Technologies<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />CacheCloud™<br />CacheCloud™<br />Personalization: R/W<br />Personalization: R/W<br />Antivirus<br />App 1: Read-Only<br />Application 1: Read-Only<br />C:<br />C:<br />Print Drivers<br />App 2: Read-Only<br />Application 2: Read-Only<br />Windows: Read-Only<br />Windows: Read-Only<br />Composite Virtualization™<br />Composite Virtualization™<br />Any Hypervisor<br />
    15. 15. Storage Savings WITH User Personalization<br />CachePoint VM<br />Unidesk Confidential - All Rights Reserved<br />Personalization 1<br />Personalization 2<br />Personalization 3<br />App 1 (shared)<br />App 2 (shared)<br />Windows (shared)<br />
    16. 16. Unidesk<br />Management<br />Appliance<br />Virtual appliance serves GUI, maintains policy & configuration<br />Unidesk<br />Master CachePoint<br />Virtual appliance stores common layers and installation machines<br />Administrator<br />Host1<br />Unidesk<br />CachePoint<br />Virtual appliance stores only the layers need by desktops it supports<br />Existing Virtual Infrastructure & Storage<br />Host2<br />Personalization Layer Backups<br />Regular backups of desktop personalization layers for recovery purposes.<br />Unidesk <br />Virtual Desktops<br />Unidesk-composited desktops hosted on existing virtual infrastructure<br />Connection Broker<br />End Users<br />Unidesk Topology<br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />
    17. 17. Market Validation from Trade Press …<br />“Unidesk's ability to solve the major problems associated with VDI, while improving management capabilities, the end-user experience and protecting applications from corruption, makes it a useful product for administrators dealing with balky VDI implementations or looking to regain control of personalized virtual desktops.“<br />Unidesk Brings VDI Success, eWEEK<br />“The first wave of desktop virtualization adopters treated it the same way they did server virtualization. However, the desktop is a totally different beast. They are very personal, very customized and with an infinite number of applications ... hence Unidesk.”<br />Unidesk: A Companion to VDI, InformationWeek<br />“Unidesk’s true beauty is in its primary management benefits, including flexibility that gives both end users and IT organizationsthe freedom and control they seek -- along with 100% personalization, streamlined management and cost-efficient storage."<br />10 Cool Virtualization Vendors for 2011, Virtualization Review<br />
    18. 18. … Industry Leaders …<br />“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.”<br />- Scott Davis, CTO, Desktop Virtualization, VMware<br />“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.”<br />- Harry Labana, CTO, Citrix Desktop Division<br />
    19. 19. … but, Most Importantly, Customers<br />
    20. 20. VDI’s Missing Management Piece <br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />Access<br />View<br />XenDesktop<br />User (Persona)<br />Management<br />Applications<br />StorageReduction<br />Operating System<br />vSphere<br />Infrastructure<br />
    21. 21. Take the Next Step…<br />If you have VDI, go to to download Unidesk and try it for yourself<br />If you’re new to VDI, start with Unidesk – all you need is:<br />Microsoft RDS/RDP (free with Win XP and Win 7) to access your desktops<br />VMware vSphere with vCenter to host your desktops<br />100GB storage (local or SAN) to store your desktops<br />Unidesk to provision and manage your desktops <br />Unidesk has a table. Stop by to see the demo! <br />Copyright © 2010 Unidesk Corporation. All Rights Reserved.<br />