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Tips for Success in Enterprise Desktop Virtualization


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An enterprise needs to examine each part of the IT infrastructure to decide on the best suited strategy to virtualize the IT environment.

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Tips for Success in Enterprise Desktop Virtualization

  1. 1. Tips for Success in Enterprise Desktop VirtualizationAn enterprise needs to examine each part of the IT infrastructure to decide on the best suited strategy tovirtualize the IT environment. Enterprise desktop virtualization is the sharing of a global pool of infrastructureresources across applications. With the value proposition of the virtual desktop being apparent, the ITdepartment will be able to manage and maintain the environment easily with this technology, resulting in theend user being free to rely on a single endpoint device. Although there are a few critical areas that provide quicksavings from the virtualization initiatives, the following tips can ensure success in the enterprise. ● Reducing Maintenance Time with desktop virtualizationDue to maintenance issues and upgrades associated with the hardware or software running on them, physicaldesktops are usually difficult to manage and maintain. With the user activity also being a factor to the wear andtear, the enterprise has to shoulder the responsibility of maintaining user productivity. Desktop virtualization hasthe ability to resolve issues relating to viruses attacks, operating system configuration issues, etc. With the useof a thin client as the user device, there is a single point of entry for OS image patches, maintenance updates,and application deployment. Consequently, the users have a secure access to applications whenever they needthem, thereby streamlining the maintenance process for IT. There is a substantial increase in productivity asthin clients are not prone to failures. By innovating in desktop technology, desktop virtualization maximizes thevalue-added time contributed to businesses. ● Consolidation of multiple physical devices with server virtualizationServer virtualization facilitates greening of the data center as it allows the consolidation of several physicalservices onto fewer hosts, reducing the space, power, cooling and ultimately, the capital spent on future serverpurchases. With server virtualization, there is a diminished risk of server failure. If there is a server failure, thesevirtualized server environments recover in minutes, thereby offering significant capital savings. Enterprises canhave tremendous savings by minimizing the potential for long, unplanned application outages. ● Enhanced Capacity management with storage virtualizationMost projects sometimes never use half of the space requested with the traditional methods of managingStorage Area Networks. When the full space is allotted to a project, the space used on the array cannot bereclaimed. Due to this, whenever there is a request for additional storage requests, storage needs to bepurchased to match the capacity that is requested. With storage virtualization there is a complete pool ofstorage and abstracts disks and RAID groups from the administrator. This virtual provisioning facilitates the fullamount of requested space to the project, although the space is consumed as it is used. By using the accessiblecapacity more efficiently unnecessary storage purchases are prevented.It is necessary to take a holistic approach to virtualization when an enterprise wants to make the most out of itsvirtualization initiatives. By choosing the right virtualization solution, your enterprise can move towards success.Click here for more on enterprise VDI solutions, vdi offline