Desktop virtualization: At What Cost?


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Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for businesses. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape.

This webinar will compare the total cost of ownership (TCO) of physical PCs, virtual desktops, and cloud-hosted desktops as a service (DaaS). Cloud-hosted desktops as a service eliminates many barriers to virtualization, delivering a complete desktop from the cloud, providing all the benefits of VDI without any of the hassles. Businesses can eliminate the cost and complexity of deploying and managing desktops, while enabling the flexibility that users require.

Cloud hosted desktops require no upfront infrastructure investments. And, by transforming desktops from the CAPEX outlay inherent in onsite VDI and physical PC refreshes, businesses benefit from a predictable, easy to budget OPEX-based desktop environment.

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  • Why are you looking at desktop virtualization?
  • Cost reduction… equipment, support, software Consolidation into the data centerSecured desktop information at the data centerClaim green
  • So we’ve seen the hype, but what are they really talking about? In simple terms….what is the Cloud…..and what are the benefits to businesses?The key characteristics of Cloud Computing - it is based on a virtualized infrastructure, is designed to be highly scalable and is provisioned as a service. More specifically:-Most clouds are underpinned by “utility billing”…or pay as you go. Think of your electric bill at home where you pay for only what you use. Same with the Cloud.Generally speaking, Cloud resources are unlimited. Great when you are not sure how much compute power or storage you’ll need for a certain workload. It’s good to know its there if you need it!Another key attribute of the cloud is that you can rapidly scale it up or down….depending on your needs. Again paying for only what you need.Most cloud infrastructure is quick and easy to provision and set up to be easy to self-administerSupporting the “self service” nature of the Cloud, there tends to be a lot of automation to make this easy for the userBenefits to the business – what does this mean to the business that implement the Cloud as part of a comprehensive IT strategy Increased agility, lower cost and better use of resources
  • Move the stale desktop market to the cloud just as the server market has happenedDesktone’s cloud DaaS model eliminates cost and complexityDesktop clouds give enterprises the full benefits of VDI, without the costs or risksEnterprises outsource the deployment and operationsDaaS reduces the technical expertise required
  • Desktop virtualization: At What Cost?

    1. 1. ©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Desktop Virtualization: At What Cost?<br />David Grant, Vice President Desktone <br />Enabling Desktops as a Service™<br />
    2. 2. Interact with us during the Webinar… <br />Tweet @Desktone with your questions / comments to interact with us during today’s webinar<br />Try a cloud hosted virtual desktop:<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    3. 3. Agenda<br />Desktop Management Challenges<br />Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Challenges<br />Cloud-based Desktops<br />TCO Framework<br />Desktone Introduction & Demo<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Presenter<br />David Grant<br />Desktone<br />Vice President<br /><br />
    4. 4. DISCLAIMER<br />TCO analysis is more contentious than politics so please understand this is one TCO framework (there are many!). <br />The numbers can be debated but feel free to insert your own numbers<br />The numbers listed are based on list prices, industry averages, published analyst numbers and customer feedback. This analysis was done with REAL customers<br />All of the numbers behind the analysis are not in the presentations but can be found in our TCO whitepaper (will be emailed to all who attended today)<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    5. 5. ©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Desktop Virtualization<br />Overview<br />
    6. 6. OS<br />Data<br />Apps<br />Settings<br />Preferences<br />Desktop Management Today<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Tipping point for change is here...<br />Expensive<br />Support-heavy<br />Insecure<br />Migration to Windows 7<br />New mobile access<br />Tighter IT budgets<br />Security<br />
    7. 7. Desktop Models<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Web Based<br />Device Centric<br />App Based<br />Virtualized/Cloud<br />Legacy applications<br />Application collaboration<br />Separation of environments<br />Consumer choice<br />Familiarity<br />Data synchronization<br />
    8. 8. The Promise of Virtual Desktops (VDI)<br />Virtual desktops<br />Centrally managed<br />In IT data center<br /><ul><li>Cost reduction
    9. 9. IT consolidation
    10. 10. Easier to manage
    11. 11. Happy users</li></ul>©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />OS<br />Data<br />Apps<br />Settings<br />Preferences<br />Virtual Desktops<br />
    12. 12. … but major BARRIERS exist<br />Traditional VDI Reality<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Start upHuge up-front costs<br />Many moving partsComplex to design & build <br />Operationally intensiveDifficult to maintain<br />Is it strategicDo you want to be building and managing data centers<br />
    13. 13. ©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Cloud Based Desktops<br />
    14. 14. Why the Switch to Cloud?<br />For a variety of reasons, cloud technologies are too compelling to ignore.<br />Dynamically scalable, virtualized resources provided as a service<br />AccessibilitySpeed<br />Cost<br /><ul><li>Maximize revenue
    15. 15. Reduce cost
    16. 16. Expedite time to market
    17. 17. Focus resources
    18. 18. Do more projects </li></ul>“Utility” billing (pay as you use)<br />“Unlimited” processing and storage<br />Elasticity to scale up or down<br />On demand, self-service<br />Highly automated<br />
    19. 19. Cloud Service Models<br />Software as a Service (SaaS)<br />Desktopsas a Service (DaaS)<br />Platform as a Service (PaaS)<br />Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    20. 20. VDI vs. Cloud Based Desktops<br />DaaS<br />VDI<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    21. 21. Cloud Virtual Desktops vs. Traditional<br />Physical<br />Takes 3-5 days for a new system<br />Break/fix issues<br />Endpoint data loss/ security<br />Vulnerable to power outages<br />Hardware & desktop are one and the same<br />Up-front capital required<br />Hardware warranty cost<br />Cloud Virtual Desktop<br />New systems in 90 seconds<br />Never breaks<br />Data can not be lost or stolen<br />Always on<br />Desktop can be accessed from any connected device from anywhere<br />No upfront capital<br />No hardware warranty required<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    22. 22. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)<br />©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    23. 23. TCO Framework Overview<br />Solutions for Comparison<br />PCs – Standard Desktops<br />Onsite Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)<br />DaaS: Cloud Hosted Desktops as a Service<br />Cost Categories<br />Endpoint Costs<br />Data Center Hardware<br />* Management Server Overhead<br />Software<br />* IT Labor Costs<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />* Most overlooked items<br />
    24. 24. Key Findings – Standard Windows 7 Desktop<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br /><ul><li>Virtual desktops deliver savings upwards of 36% over desktop PC costs
    25. 25. Cloud desktops deliver further savings of 20+% over on-premises VDI
    26. 26. On-premises VDI delivers savings over PC’s on labor but it is offset by the significant extra infrastructure required
    27. 27. The ability to offload endpoints or extend them can deliver $250+ per year per desktop
    28. 28. The performance requirements for VDI necessitate adoption of external storage which adds substantial costs</li></li></ul><li>Endpoint Costs<br />Defined<br />Device used to access a desktop<br />With the standard PC you have one choice but VDI and cloud hosted desktops offer flexibility (thin clients, mobile, etc.)<br />Categories<br />PC<br />Employee Owned<br />Repurposed PC<br />Thin Client<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    29. 29. Data Center Hardware<br />Definition: Up front data center costs needed to run VDI<br />Categories<br />Servers needed to run virtual machines.<br />Storage (SAN/NAS)<br />Mgmt Server Overhead<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    30. 30. Software<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br /><ul><li>Definition: Software costs account for a large percentage of any desktop solution
    31. 31. Categories
    32. 32. VDI Software
    33. 33. VDI Support/Maintenance
    34. 34. Microsoft SA/VDA</li></li></ul><li>IT Labor Costs<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Definition: IT labor costs are very high in the traditional physical PC world. Virtual & cloud hosted desktops deliver significant savings<br />Categories<br />Helpdesk<br />Desktop Maintenance<br />Training<br />IT Labor (Image creation, etc.)<br />Downtime<br />Network Engineering<br />
    35. 35. TCO Comparison: DIY VDI vs. Desktone<br />©2010 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. | Confidential information of Desktone, Inc.<br />
    36. 36. ©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Desktone’s Solution<br />
    37. 37. Desktone Overview<br />Background<br />Only virtual desktop solution built from the ground up for the cloud/DaaS delivery model<br />Who we are<br />Software company delivering cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)<br />Optimized, tested & deployed with the worlds largest companies and service providers<br />Solutions Include<br />Desktone Cloud for enterprises<br />Desktone Cloud Platform for service providers<br />Founded 2007<br />Footprint Global<br />
    38. 38. Cloud-Based Desktops (DaaS)<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Business Benefits<br />Desktop Cloud<br /><ul><li>Easy to manage
    39. 39. Device independence
    40. 40. Lower TCO
    41. 41. Low cash out = low risk
    42. 42. Customer Satisfaction</li></ul>From Any Device<br />From Any Location<br />FIXED<br />TELEWORKERS<br />PARTNERS &<br />SUPPLIERS<br />TEMPORARY OFFICES<br />BRANCH OFFICES<br />
    43. 43. How it Works<br /><ul><li>Access from anywhere</li></ul>Desktone Delivers<br />Client Manages<br /><ul><li> High performance network
    44. 44. Secure & Compliant</li></ul>IT Shared Resources<br /><ul><li> Centralized management & reporting
    45. 45. Provisioning on demand</li></ul>Network Connection (VPN)<br /><ul><li> Active Directory
    46. 46. User Data
    47. 47. Storage</li></ul>Remote Display<br />End User Devices<br /><ul><li>Personalized desktops
    48. 48. Bring your own licenses</li></ul>Access Anywhere<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    49. 49. Easy to Try & Easy to Buy<br />Drastically Reduce Cost<br />Easy to try<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. | All rights reserved. <br />
    50. 50. The Desktone Cloud consists of two primary interfaces<br />Desktone Portal<br />Used by end-users for access to resources on the Desktone Cloud<br />Desktone Enterprise Center<br />Used by desktop admins to manage the Desktone Cloud<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    51. 51. End Point Devices<br />iPad - “DaaS Mobile Client” available in the iTunes Store<br />Thin clients - all leading vendors are supported<br />Standard PCs – access through their preferred web browser or DaaS Client<br />Google Chromebook – access via HTML5<br />End-User Access<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    52. 52. ©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Demonstration<br />Enabling Desktops as a Service™<br />
    53. 53. End User Login<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    54. 54. End User Self Service<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    55. 55. Administration Login<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    56. 56. Dashboard View<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    57. 57. Enterprise Service Summary<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    58. 58. Gold Patterns & Images<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    59. 59. Creating Virtual Desktops<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    60. 60. Summary<br />Cloud computing is changing the world of IT<br />The current desktop management market is ripe for change<br />VDI was supposed to solve problems – it has introduced other issues for most especially cost and complexity<br />Cloud-hosted desktops have a significant TCO saving over VDI<br /><ul><li>No upfront investment in infrastructure
    61. 61. No complicated infrastructure to configure and build
    62. 62. Centralized support and management
    63. 63. No expensive management resources required
    64. 64. No hidden costs</li></ul>©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    65. 65. Resources<br />Detailed TCO Whitepaper will be sent to your email<br />Free Trial:<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    66. 66. Questions??<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Questions / Feedback<br /><ul><li> @Desktone with your questions / comments or email me directly at
    67. 67. Try a cloud hosted virtual desktop:
    68. 68. Schedule a Live Demo 866-691-5660 or</li>