VDI - How it Works

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VDI - How it Works

  1. 1. VDI: how it works by capito
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><ul><li>VMware Virtualization Overview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional PCs to VMware VDI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware VDI & VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware VDM 2 Demonstration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Putting VMware VDI into Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transform Your Desktop Infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with Virtualization </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. VDI Customer Presentations <ul><li>Modular Sections to Build a Winning Presentation: </li></ul>VDI Overview Virtual-ization Overview Successes & Use Cases Features Tech Market Presentation targeted at very technical internal audiences: Presentation targeted at less technical external audiences: Benefits & Objections Tech Feature Deep Dive Next Steps Road-map Comp-etition
  4. 4. Operating System Enterprise App Operating System VMware decouples software from hardware. First Things First: Virtualization VMware virtualization
  5. 5. Run several operating systems on a single machine. Virtualization: Transformed IT in the Datacenter Create shared pools of resources to optimize your infrastructure.
  6. 6. VMware Isn’t it time you leveraged virtualization for your desktops?
  7. 7. From Traditional PCs … <ul><li>Benefits of Traditional PCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual desktops for every user </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limitations of Traditional PCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Costly to maintain, upgrade and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT must have personnel in the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No control over data residing remotely (e.g. laptops) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Difficult to maintain standard desktop images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time-consuming to deploy or redeploy desktops </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. To Server-Based Computing … <ul><li>Benefits of Server-Based Computing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrade, patch, backup desktops in a single location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure confidential information in a secure data center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver new desktops more quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve control over desktop images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limitations of Terminal Services & Blade PCs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktops aren’t always isolated and application compatibility problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costly to dedicate a system to each user (e.g. Blade PCs) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. To Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) … <ul><li>Benefits of Desktop Virtualization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to manage desktops with centralized encapsulated files </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deliver just enough server to desktop users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Move hardware independent desktops seamlessly among servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete isolated desktops with no application changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop disaster recovery not previously available </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limitations without VMware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VDI alternatives to VMware are unproven </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. To VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) <ul><li>Server & Desktop Virtual Environments “Under the Same Roof” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated virtual environment with common management, service and support – single vendor solution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No single point of failure: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronized VDI servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support for ind std server load balancing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring powerful backend data center capabilities to the desktop (e.g. DRS, HA, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proven virtualization platform: VMware Infrastructure 3 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. VMware VDI Delivers the Ideal Desktop Platform   PCs Term. Svcs Blade PCs Web (Google) VMware VDI Control and flexibility of centralized data and applications       Familiar end user experience      Isolated user environments        Ease of implementation: applications work unchanged      Shared resources   Faster desktop provisioning        Enterprise-class virtualization platform 
  12. 12. VMware VDI: Customer’s Choice “ It's [VDI] really become our new model for doing desktop deployment. If a user doesn't … demand they need a desktop, we're giving them a hosted desktop, and the users love it.” David Siles Chief Technology Officer Kane County Government (Illinois) “ From which vendors do you plan to purchase thin client/desktop virtualization technology from over the next 6-12 months? (please indicate all that apply) “ Answer: VMware 58% , Citrix 16%, HP 7%, Microsoft 6%, Not applicable / Unsure 14% Source: Merrill Lynch CIO Survey, April 2007
  13. 13. VMware VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  14. 14. VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) <ul><li>Control and manageability in an end-to-end solution </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar end-user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid desktop deployments </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise-class scalability, management and reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Tight integration with VMware VI3 – proven virtualization platform </li></ul>An end-to-end desktop virtualization solution, using VMware’s proven virtualization platform (VI3), delivers enterprise-class desktop control and manageability while providing a familiar user experience.
  15. 15. VMware VDI Solution
  16. 16. <ul><li>Manage Desktops & Servers on a Single Platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No retraining: similar administrative experience across desktops and servers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>End-to-end single vendor solution: common management, service and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bring powerful data center capabilities to the desktop: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VI3 Business Continuity (HA & DRS) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify backups and disaster recovery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No single point of failure: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Synchronized VDI servers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support for industry std server load balancing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs desktops on proven virtualization platform (VI3) </li></ul></ul>VMware Infrastructure 3 Integration
  17. 17. VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2 <ul><ul><li>Enterprise-class connection broker, connects users to their desktops via RDP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web-based administrative interface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automatically assigns desktops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Performs automatic desktop provisioning as needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designed for small to enterprise organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tightly integrated with VMware Infrastructure 3 for high availability, security & scalability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple VDM servers can support thousands of users </li></ul></ul></ul>Enterprise-class Virtual Desktop Management Server
  18. 18. VMware VDM: Individual Desktops <ul><ul><li>Desktop virtual machines were created specifically for each user. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User is manually associated with a virtual desktop through VDM Administrator. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User is connected to same desktop on subsequent connections </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>“ Smart Pooling” Capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All virtual desktops in pool are cloned from same template, saving time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic provisioning of desktops (including MS sysprep) when needed to reduces start-up time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logoff Policies (e.g. suspend), “Min/Max # VMs in pool”, “# Avail desktops always” help administrators tune their desktop infrastructures for performance, high availability and control </li></ul></ul>VMware Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM) 2
  20. 20. VMware VDM: Non-Persistent Pools <ul><ul><li>Individual isolated desktops returned to pool after each use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reverts to pre-determined state for future use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient way to populate & provision desktops to end users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common template used to create all desktops </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. VMware VDM: Persistent Pools <ul><ul><li>Individual isolated desktops assigned to user on first log-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktop remains associated with the user on subsequent logins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient way to populate & provision desktops to end users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common template used to create all desktops </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>Full integration with Microsoft Active Directory (AD): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User credentials authenticated against AD; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VDM Connection Server maintains authenticated session for each user; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Single sign-on’ (SSO) to virtual desktops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional SSL encapsulation & tunneling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optional two-factor authentication via RSA SecurID ® </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event logs </li></ul></ul>VMware VDM Security
  23. 23. VMware VDM Security Server <ul><ul><li>SSL VPN used to secure connections between clients and VMware VDM connection broker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optionally runs within the DMZ for remote access users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fully encrypted connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grow security servers for scalability of secure connections </li></ul></ul>Outside the firewall (remote access connections)
  24. 24. VMware VDI Client Access <ul><li>Native Windows Client </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides extended capabilities (e.g. USB device support on Windows XP & Vista) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thin-Client Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thin clients based on Linux and XPe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WYSE ThinOS models </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browser Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows, Linux & Mac </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. What Distinguishes VMware VDI? <ul><li>Familiar End-User Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run applications with no modifications. Virtual desktop is unchanged. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage existing desktop mgmt tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for USB devices through RDP extensions (e.g. local printing, storage, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support multi-monitors in “stretch mode” </li></ul></ul>Making the move to virtual desktops as seamless as possible “ Our users love their hosted desktops. One user was totally upset and crying because she thought she had lost her documents. She couldn’t believe it when the terminal came back up and everything was just how she had left it.” David Siles CTO Kane County Government (Illinois)
  26. 26. What Distinguishes VMware VDI? <ul><li>Rapid Deployment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware Infrastructure templates can be used to replicate 1000s of desktops quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic desktop provisioning with VDI pooling capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid redeployments of virtual images throughout desktop lifecycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changing, patching, restarting images improved when centralized & virtualized </li></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. What Distinguishes VMware VDI? “ We could provide a workstation to any client, in any seat, at any office in the world… in just 8 minutes .” Frank Sabatelli Director of Virtual Technology Infrastructure <ul><li>Rapid Deployment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware Infrastructure templates can be used to replicate 1000s of desktops quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic desktop provisioning with VDI pooling capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid redeployments of virtual images throughout desktop lifecycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Changing, patching, restarting images improved when centralized & virtualized </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. VMware VDI: A Compelling TCO <ul><ul><li>Increased desktop lifecycles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using repurposed PCs or thin clients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>$59 - $164 / PC / year* </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Year-over-year operating cost savings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lower support and maintenance costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lower desktop DR & downtime costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower client deployment costs </li></ul></ul>*Source: Butler Group, “Infrastructure Virtualization, September 2007 <ul><li>VDI Deployment at </li></ul><ul><li>Nationwide Insurance: </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 virtual desktops planned for employees </li></ul><ul><li>10% reduction in hardware and software costs </li></ul><ul><li>45% reduction in support costs </li></ul>
  29. 29. VMware VDI Demo
  30. 30. VMware Putting VMware VDI into Practice
  31. 31. How Customers Use VMware VDI VDI <ul><li>Transactional & office workers </li></ul><ul><li>Desktop replacement (e.g. thin clients) </li></ul><ul><li>Business continuity & disaster recovery </li></ul>Training/Evaluation Mobile Sales Force Employee-owned PCs ACE
  32. 32. How Customers Use VMware VDI Desktop PC Replacement Replace traditional PCs with thin clients, repurposed PCs or less costly desktop hardware. Address short desktop lifecycles. Simplify moves, adds & changes (MACs) because the desktop images are administered in corporate data center. Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Eliminate unplanned desktop downtime through VMware Infrastructure 3 DRS and HA capabilities. Simplify backup and desktop disaster recovery because desktops are located in corporate data center and can leverage shared storage technology. Transactional Office Workers with Security Needs Secure all sensitive personal records or intellectual property running on laptops in host country data center. Control access to centralized desktop images through Microsoft AD. Provide complete desktop isolation. Ensure all sessions are fully encrypted using VMware VDI’s optional Security Server.
  33. 33. Case Study: Kindred Healthcare <ul><li>Business Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile roaming solution for doctors & nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bedside access to patient records & data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring HIPAA compliance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Solution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thin clients from Neoware mounted on rolling carts, connecting wirelessly to virtual desktops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hundreds of virtual desktops deployed on hosted ESX servers in VDI implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why VMware VDI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible secure access to sensitive data anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick desktop provisioning & improved reliability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiastically adopted by demanding user base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Smart economics: desktops require less power and can be deployed as needed, centralized mgmt </li></ul></ul>“ Nurses and doctors don’t really care about the underlying technology. They just want it to work, and help them do their jobs better. The fact that our users have so readily adopted our VDI-powered workstation on wheels shows that this solution really works for them.” Laura Armistead Unix Support Team Manager
  34. 34. VMware Next Steps with VMware VDI
  35. 35. New VDI Pricing and Packaging: Two Options VI3 <ul><li>Ideal for </li></ul><ul><li>New Customers </li></ul><ul><li>VDI only deployments for installed base </li></ul><ul><li>Order </li></ul><ul><li>Single VDI Bundle SKU </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for </li></ul><ul><li>Existing Customers </li></ul><ul><li>Large Enterprise customers with ELAs </li></ul><ul><li>Order </li></ul><ul><li>VI3 Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>VirtualCenter Server </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Desktop Manager 2 Connection Broker Software </li></ul>VDM Standalone with VI3 VDI Bundle (ESC + VC + VDM)
  36. 36. Evaluating VMware VDI <ul><li>1. Download free VMware VDM evaluation copy: http://www.vmware.com/products/vdi/ </li></ul>2. Install VMware VDM Administrator
  37. 37. Evaluating VMware VDI <ul><li>3. Install VMware VDM Windows Client software </li></ul>
  38. 38. VMware VDI: Summary <ul><li>Centralized Desktop Management & Control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desktops moves, adds & changes (MACs) are easier from a single location. Support personnel no longer needed on location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain Desktops in Secure Corporate Datacenter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware VDI desktops are isolated from one another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Familiar End-User Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A complete isolated desktop that is unchanged, simply running inside a virtual machine. No retraining. No custom modifications. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VMware Infrastructure 3 Scalability & Reliability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings powerful VI3 capabilities to the desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single vendor solution </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. VMware VDI Technology Market Overview
  40. 40. VMware’s VDI Vision <ul><li>Establish Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) as the preferred method for organizations to deliver corporate PC services. </li></ul>550m Corporate PCs

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