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Virtual Desktop
Personalization Made Easy

Amy Hodler
Director of Marketing & Product Mgmt.


December 2009
TRANXITION


                                        Personality &
•  Focus:                             User Environment
...
Why Worry about
Personalization for VDI?
“Cultural resistance
from end-users,”
is the #1 most noted
challenge with VDI.
         -ESG Research
User Demands

•  What?
    Familiarity
     •  Personal OS/App Customizations
     •  Related Files
•  Why?
    Continui...
Personalization Benefits

    •  User Productivity
    •  User Acceptance                                   User Support is...
“Cultural resistance
from IT Staff,”
is the #2 most noted
challenge with VDI.
         -ESG Research
IT Concerns

              •  What?
                  Additive Overhead
                  Long Implementation
          ...
Easy to Manage
      VDI



     My Own Desktop
The Personality Problem


 Entanglement of
 Desktop Personality with
 Infrastructure

 •  Personality is lost when
    inf...
2 Steps to Managing Personality for VDI



         Discrete
         Migration

                           Virtual Deskto...
Hot Start
               VDI

Options & Best Methods
  for Discrete Migration
Manual Efforts
Image Capture




       Old Mess
                  New Mess
Intelligent Extraction




         Old Mess      Clean
                    Environment
LiveManage™ for Virtual Migrations



                                          Jan 2010




                        Virtu...
Using LiveManage




2. Install                               1. Identify a data
 LiveManage                              ...
Simple Configuration and Customization


                                        Use File Rules to
 Store user             ...
Managing Desktop Personality




Common Approaches
Everyone Has Their Own
      Desktop Image



•  Same Sprawling Mess
•  Unique End Points to Manage
Roaming Profile Based Solutions



        •  Long Log on / Log off
        •  Profile Corruption
        •  Profile Bloat
Managing Desktop
Personality




        Continuous
       Management
       A Fresh Look
             for VDI
Layered Personalization


•  Managed Separately
Machine and App Virtualization Model
New Level of Abstraction Required


 •  Extract user
    customizations
    and manage
    separately


 •  So
    infrast...
AdaptivePersona™

                        Virtual
                       Desktops
•  Separate
                            ...
Tranxition’s Personality Hypervisor

                                   Personalized Experience


Virtual User
Personaliti...
AdaptivePersona Architecture


                                                                Virtualized Files

        ...
Example: Personalize XenDesktop
                              Virtual Desktop 1
      Desktop Delivery
         Controller...
Impact on VDI

                                      Increase User Productivity
Personalize Virtual                   •  I...
Is it Really Easy?
“Simplicity is the
ultimate
sophistication.”


       -Leonardo da Vinci
Easy to Choose


         •  LiveManage™
             Discrete personality
             migration




         •  Adaptiv...
Easy to Try Out


             •  LiveManage™
                  Download a Free Evaluation
                   •  Fully Fu...
Easy to Setup and Configuration

•  Be up and running and less than 1 day
     Little configuration required
•  No special...
Easy to Maintain and Support

•  No Roaming Profiles
•  Easy to use console
•  Easy to customize
    File and registry ru...
Easy to Afford


                 $18 per        $30 per
                 migration       user




                  $24 pe...
Easy to Buy

•  Purchase directly from Tranxition
•  www.tranxition.com/software/purchase.shtml


•  Purchase from select ...
Easy to Partner with

•  No Burdensome Certification Requirements
•  Flexible Terms
•  Sales Assistance
•  Joint Marketing
Remember
Personalization Requirements for VDI

               Reduce
             Management
               Issues


              ...
Tranxition - Personalization Made Easy

Key Attributes                        VDI Results
•    Separate user environment f...
Personalization Made Easy

     www.tranxition.com


      ahodler@tranxition.com
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  1. 1. Virtual Desktop Personalization Made Easy Amy Hodler Director of Marketing & Product Mgmt. December 2009
  2. 2. TRANXITION Personality & •  Focus: User Environment   Simplify desktop management by abstracting and managing the desktop “personality” (aka   User Virtualization end user experience)   Migration •  About:   Founded in 1998 Application Customizations   Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon OS Customizations   Millions (2M) seats deployed
  3. 3. Why Worry about Personalization for VDI?
  4. 4. “Cultural resistance from end-users,” is the #1 most noted challenge with VDI. -ESG Research
  5. 5. User Demands •  What?   Familiarity •  Personal OS/App Customizations •  Related Files •  Why?   Continuity & proficiency •  Efficiency •  Comfort
  6. 6. Personalization Benefits •  User Productivity •  User Acceptance User Support is 2nd Largest cost component of •  Reduced Helpdesk Calls Hosted VDI HW + SW Operations Administration End-User IT Downtime Traditional Server-Style Source: Gartner, IDC, Citrix and Wyse Estimates
  7. 7. “Cultural resistance from IT Staff,” is the #2 most noted challenge with VDI. -ESG Research
  8. 8. IT Concerns •  What?   Additive Overhead   Long Implementation   Job Security   Results •  Why?   New Skills Required   Extra and “Different” Processes   Not Included in Decisions   Unproven
  9. 9. Easy to Manage VDI My Own Desktop
  10. 10. The Personality Problem Entanglement of Desktop Personality with Infrastructure •  Personality is lost when infrastructure changes (hardware, OS, or Apps) •  User productivity suffers in unfamiliar environments •  Helpdesk calls increase
  11. 11. 2 Steps to Managing Personality for VDI Discrete Migration Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Continuous Management
  12. 12. Hot Start VDI Options & Best Methods for Discrete Migration
  13. 13. Manual Efforts
  14. 14. Image Capture Old Mess New Mess
  15. 15. Intelligent Extraction Old Mess Clean Environment
  16. 16. LiveManage™ for Virtual Migrations Jan 2010 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  17. 17. Using LiveManage 2. Install 1. Identify a data LiveManage share client on source & client target 3. Customize extraction & injection for the user population 4. Initiate the process
  18. 18. Simple Configuration and Customization Use File Rules to Store user enforce data storage personalities policy anywhere – Select supported LiveManage applications with just transports a few clicks profiles even when users are not logged on
  19. 19. Managing Desktop Personality Common Approaches
  20. 20. Everyone Has Their Own Desktop Image •  Same Sprawling Mess •  Unique End Points to Manage
  21. 21. Roaming Profile Based Solutions •  Long Log on / Log off •  Profile Corruption •  Profile Bloat
  22. 22. Managing Desktop Personality Continuous Management A Fresh Look for VDI
  23. 23. Layered Personalization •  Managed Separately
  24. 24. Machine and App Virtualization Model
  25. 25. New Level of Abstraction Required •  Extract user customizations and manage separately •  So infrastructures changes become irrelevant to the user
  26. 26. AdaptivePersona™ Virtual Desktops •  Separate OS personality from desktop User Data infrastructure User Settings User Personality Application Settings Windows Settings Hardware Virtual Desktops
  27. 27. Tranxition’s Personality Hypervisor Personalized Experience Virtual User Personalities Virtual File System User C Personality Hypervisor User B Virtual Registry User A Personality Personality Windows OS Interceptor Interceptor Application Application Server Client
  28. 28. AdaptivePersona Architecture Virtualized Files Virtualized Registries Personality Data store Personality • Personalities Hypervisor on Personality • Configuration Client Endpoint Server Personality Database Active Directory
  29. 29. Example: Personalize XenDesktop Virtual Desktop 1 Desktop Delivery Controller Apps: Office Personality Hypervisor OS: Vista Gateway Virtual Desktop 2 Apps: Office Personality Hypervisor OS: XP AdaptivePersona XenDesktop Host Personality Infrastructure with Server Virtual Desktops Virtual Desktop 3 Apps: Office Personality Hypervisor OS: W7 (Jan’2010)
  30. 30. Impact on VDI Increase User Productivity Personalize Virtual •  Increase Satisfaction Desktops •  Accelerate VDI Adoption Personalize Virtual Desktops •  With Non-Persistent VMs •  WITHOUT Roaming Profiles Increase IT Efficiency •  With an Easy to Setup & Maintain Solution Personalize Virtual Desktops •  With a Cost Effective Solution Decrease Costs & •  Without Specialized Teams or Increase Business Training Enablement
  31. 31. Is it Really Easy?
  32. 32. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci
  33. 33. Easy to Choose •  LiveManage™   Discrete personality migration •  AdaptivePersona™   Continuous personality management solution
  34. 34. Easy to Try Out •  LiveManage™   Download a Free Evaluation •  Fully Functional www.tranxition.com/resources/trial-software.shtml •  AdaptivePersona™   Preconfigured Virtual Appliance •  MS VHD Demo
  35. 35. Easy to Setup and Configuration •  Be up and running and less than 1 day   Little configuration required •  No specialized training required •  Built for Integration •  Platform Agnostic Architecture
  36. 36. Easy to Maintain and Support •  No Roaming Profiles •  Easy to use console •  Easy to customize   File and registry rules •  Easy to capture personality and data outside of windows profiles
  37. 37. Easy to Afford $18 per $30 per migration user $24 per $33 per named user concurrent user
  38. 38. Easy to Buy •  Purchase directly from Tranxition •  www.tranxition.com/software/purchase.shtml •  Purchase from select partners •  www.tranxition.com/partners
  39. 39. Easy to Partner with •  No Burdensome Certification Requirements •  Flexible Terms •  Sales Assistance •  Joint Marketing
  40. 40. Remember
  41. 41. Personalization Requirements for VDI Reduce Management Issues Eliminate Easy Profile Issues Improve User Satisfaction
  42. 42. Tranxition - Personalization Made Easy Key Attributes VDI Results •  Separate user environment from •  Personalize non-persistent desktop virtual desktops •  Intelligent and granular •  Improved user Experience abstraction •  Increase user acceptance of VDI •  On demand file retrieval •  Decrease in helpdesk calls •  Continuous real time mesh of •  No specialized training required changes •  Easily integrate into common •  Easy to setup, maintain, and mgmt frameworks integrate •  Cut user migration costs by a •  Affordable factor of 10 •  Translate settings to new OS/ applications versions
  43. 43. Personalization Made Easy www.tranxition.com ahodler@tranxition.com
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