This presentation summarizes the differences between use cases of Terminal Services based virtual desktops and application delivery infrastructure versus full hypervisor based Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution.
Client Computing Versus Server Based Computing`Client based computing`1. Need to manage each client* e.g. Install / Upgrade / Trouble-shooting(may need to visit on-site which takes time)2. Need to control policy* e.g. Unnecessary appl. Install / Data Backup / Data leakServer based computing1. Only need to manage server* Provide latest apps to usersLess trouble / Remote support (image rollback)2. Centralized control policy* Systematically apply standard policy to clients``
Benefits of Server Based Computing• Highly Agile Desktop/Application Delivery• Highly Available Desktops• Much Better Hardware Utilization• User Endpoint Independent Computing• Better Automation of Desktops• Quick Resolution to Support Issues• Lower Support Issues• Migration to new OS is simple and very cost effective
Use Cases: SHD vs DVDKey Points Shared Hosted Desktops Dedicated Virtual DesktopsUserCustomizationShared Operating System (Win2003, Win2008),Shared Applications: Means less management butno per user customization. User can not controlworkspace.Every user has personal OS andApplications: Per user customization possiblewithout much management. User can controldesktop and workspace.ApplicationSupportCommon applications works very well. Someapplications can not work: Apps which needsadmin rights, graphics intensive applications andMultimedia applications.Most applications are supported. Appsrequiring admin rights are ok. Most graphicsintensive applications and some multimediaapplications won’t work.TCO Only Needs very simple infrastructure. LessCapital expense. Administration is easy.Needs bigger and complex infrastructure.More administration and training needed.Target Users Very good for common business users, usingcommon applications like MS Office, BusinessApps, Web portals, client server applications. Notmuch useful for power usersVery good solution for full time desktopusers with resource demanding applications,like developers, R&D, etc
User-App Type matrixApp TypeUser TypeCommonApplicationsBusinessApplicationsFrequentupgradingAppsSpecialApps(XP Apps,admin apps)ResourceDemandingAppsUserSpecificAppsRemarksGeneralBusinessUserSHDOr DVDSHDOr DVDSHDOr DVDDVD DVD - Employee, Sales,Purchase, OfficeAdmins, MarketingPowerUsersSHDOr DVDSHDOr DVDSHDOr DVDDVD DVD DVD Developers,Admins, IT, R&DMobileUserLocal Install but SHD Available Local Install but DVDAvailable- Laptop Users,Executives, SalesiPad User SHDOr DVDSHDOr DVDSHDOr DVDDVD DVD DVD iPad, AndroidusersRemarks MS Office,PortalsSAP, Tally, ERP,SalesforceCustom apps Custom Apps Designapplications,R&D AppsDeveloper/tools
Benefits of Shared Hosted Desktop• Easy to Setup– Requires only Microsoft Terminal Services and Terminal Services Management Solution(Propalms TSE)– Can start with a single hardware• Based on standard, proven, well known and understood Microsoft TerminalServices• Requires least infrastructure• Easy to Manage– Its simpler to manage a Windows server than 10 products to implement dedicated virtualdesktops• Choice to deliver just applications or full desktop• Real Application/Data Centralization– Unlike dedicated virtual/physical desktop, applications/data are not fragmanted• Simple Application Deployment & Licensing• Maximum utilization of server hardware resources• Only few server license for AV, Backup solution etc. required
Any Special Reasons to Choose DedicatedVirtual Desktops?• Not all applications can be centralized with Terminal Servers– Some applications can run only on Windows XP– Some applications require administrative rights to run, e.g. custom apps,trading application– Resource intensive applications (Engineering and research applications)• Power Users need dedicated desktop– Power users like R&D engineers will need dedicated desktops where theycan do independent computing• Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 to Windows 8 to WindowsBlue ?– Administration cost– Loss of productivity: Profile migration– Incompatible applications
Challenges with Dedicated Virtual Desktops• Costly Affairs• Most of the Physical desktop problems gets transferred to virtualmachine based desktops• Need almost 6-7 products to build and manage such aninfrastructure• Costly and more hardware required to setup• Need expert to manage and maintain such a setup• Data/Application is still fragmented across virtual machines• Application licensing is a big challenge• Same amount of endpoint security products required; Antivirus,backup solution, etc.
TCO – First Year0100000020000003000000400000050000006000000700000080000009000000Physical DesktopsDedicated Virtual DesktopsShared Hosted Desktops
TCO over 5 Years0100000020000003000000400000050000006000000700000080000009000000Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5Physical DesktopDedicated Virtual DesktopsShared hosted DesktopsConsidering 20% AMC cost,4 times power savings withthin clients and depreciation rateat 6% per yearAssuming 5 year life of desktop h/w (unlikely)
Company Overview• Propalms Network Pvt. Ltd.• Independent Software Vendor• Microsoft GOLD Certified Partner (Global arm in UK)• Global provider of Application Delivery Solutions• 4 Years of presence in India• 200+ customers in India (3000+ globally)• Product development & support from Pune• 100+ trained resellers and SI
Our PhilosophyVISIONSimple Secure Virtual Computing!MISSIONTo provide highly cost effective software solutions alternative to marketleaders like Citrix, Cisco ,Juniper, others and to provide new productsfor ubiquitous access from any device and location such thatapplication delivery from centralized locations makes more sense toSMBs and SMEs, helping them achieving better productivity andresource utilization from local and remote work forces.
Product FamilyONEGATEHyperVDITSEPropalms has multiple products which have been designed specifically to meet the application and desktopdelivery challenges facing customers both today and in the future.Our unique offerings allow customers to pick the solution that best fits their needs. Our products can be usedindividually or collectively to deliver both applications and desktops to local and remote users.PROIDVirtual Desktop Infrastructure Products Network Security and Access Control
Product FamilyPropalms Solution FamilyPropalms TSE for Application Virtualization and Virtual DesktopInfrastructure (HyperVDI) delivering MS Windows basedapplications & desktops to any devicePropalms OneGate for Secure Access over private and publicnetworkPropalms ProID for strong One Time Password authenticationPropalms HyperVDI for Hypervisor Based Virtual Desktops
TSE – Shared Hosted Desktop Solution– How it worksPropalms TSE works in a similar way to Citrix XenAppallowing secure access to applications from any device,at anytime from anywhere.• Save over 50% compared to Citrix• Simpler to manage than CitrixApplicationLaunchTSE App ServerTSE Web ServerTSE ClientEnabled PC/Thin ClientApplication Listreturned to userWho are you?What applications areyou allowed to use?User Logon
VDI – Dedicated Virtual Desktop Solution– How it worksPropalms VDI is a simple Virtual DesktopManagement and Delivery solution.• Easy Desktop Deployment• Reduce Support• Reduce TCO• Save thousands over Citrix, VMwareVD 2 VD 3Standard Host OSHardwareVD 1OS Virtualization LayerVirtual DesktopIs launchedVirtualizationPlatformConnectionBroker /ManagementConsoleVDI ClientEnabled PC/Thin ClientBest Desktopfor user isselectedOngoing Status andPerformance CheckUser Logon