This slide deck aims at familiarizing the audience with Microsoft’s VDI offering. In order to understand this more clearly, it is first important to understand the business problems that VDI attempts to solve. We will also examine where VDI fits in Microsoft’s virtualization strategy.It is important to understand that customers today are looking at VDI, not necessarily because they understand the benefits completely, but because technology vendors are positioning VDI as “THE” solution for all desktop problems. Hence, it is important to clarify Microsoft's positioning on VDI, and how we can help identify likely candidates for VDI. We will also examine a recommended approach towards adopting VDI, so customers realize the benefits that VDI can bring about in a systematic manner. We will look at the Microsoft VDI value proposition, what our technology stack comprises of, and how we license VDI.Last but not the least, we will look at some recommended next steps towards engaging with customers on Microsoft VDI, and also understand what additional resources are available.
Lets understand what are trhe next steps for your desktops
Lets identify some business goals for your desktops.Reducing Desktop TCO: some of the ways you can reduce your desktop costs today would be to manage your applications centrally, thereby reducing application incompatibility. Another way to reduce desktop TCO would be to centrally manage your user’s profiles and data, thereby improving business continuity and losses due to data leaks. Streamline management: the truth is, the desktop environment is getting more complex, and virtualization adds a layer of complexity to your desktops. Without a well thought out management strategy, you may actually increase your desktop TCO. Choosing an integrated management solution to manage your physical and virtual environments, and defining a centralized management strategy wil help drive management efficiencies, stabilizing your desktop TCO.Once you have laid a foundation for a streamlined desktop, look to increase flexibility of your desktops for users that really need it. Increasing flexibility may be an expensive thing to do, and hence you should carefully evaluate business benefits of doing so, versus the costs of deploying technology.
Traditionally, the desktop computing model has been one where the operating system, applications, and user data and settings are bonded to a single computer, making it difficult for users to move from one PC to another in case of upgrades or a lost or stolen laptop. This is a result of traditional OS/application installation and data storage technologies. With respect to desktop deployment, this means that the OS, application execution/presentation and user data are all self-contained within a single device. This model has the advantage of simplicity because it leverages well understood technologies that ship with Windows. In addition, because the PC is configured to be completely self-sufficient, this solution is well-suited to mobile use. However, the tight binding between the various layers may not be appropriate for all scenarios. Because of this, Microsoft has introduced new Windows deployment options that achieve similar results in terms of mobility but also enable increased flexibility. By reducing the dependencies between computing layers, Microsoft enables IT to free the different elements of the system from one another. Each layer can then use other system resources generically and does not need to be configured individually for specific systems. Resources can be used on any system, in real-time, on an as-needed basis. The layers can be brought together dynamically on the users’ machines. IT can also manage the layers separately from each other.Our competition (such as VMWare) uses Desktop virtualization in a very narrow frame, ie, Desktop Virtualization = VDI. At Microsoft, we understand that desktops are complex, and include various components such as the operating system, the applications and the users data. Desktop Virtualization is the process of separating out these individual components, and managing each one seperately. This reduces complexity, and improves management.User state virtualization: separating the users profiles and data from the other layers, using Windows Vista roaming profiles and Folder redirection.Application virtualization: seperating applications from the operating system, and managing them centrally. Microsoft App-V is the most popular application virtualization tool, with well over 14M units sold and has saved money for many of our customers.Full Desktop virtualization: the process of running an operating system virtually. Local Desktop Virtualization is about running a virtual copy of Windows locally on the PC, using tools such as MED-V. Remote desktop virtualization is about running Windows client OS in the data center, and accessing it via protocols such as RDP. Remote desktop services (RDS, formerly known as Terminal Services) provides shared central desktops. VDI allows users to access their personal desktops that are hosted within the data center. Full Desktop Virtualization introduces new scenarios that traditional Windows licensing cannot take care of.It is important to note that the drivers for use state virtualization and application virtualization are to reduce desktop TCO. The driver for Full desktop virtualization is improving desktop flexibility, since these solutions may be expensive to deploy.
So how do you ensure you use desktop virtualization effectively? Its important to ensure you match technologies with your users, so as to ensure you pick the right technology to boost productivity. Although you can achieve productivity multiple ways, it’s a tradeoff between technology cost and benefit, snce some technologies can offer the same benefits as other, but at highly reduced cost.It is also important to focus on technologies for a vast majority of your desktops, as opposed to a smaller use case percentage, such as managing unmanaged desktops. As you can see, user state virtualization and application virtualization are technologies that are applicable to all users, and can offer tangible benefits immediately. Deploy these two technologies immediately to lay a foundation for the optimized desktop.
Now we will take a look at how Microsoft is looking at positioning VDI as part of its overall virtualization strategy.
Some common misconceptions about VDI:Desktop Virtualization is the same as VDIDesktop Virtualization is a collection of technologies, that includes user state virtualization, application virtualization and full desktop virtualization (which could either be local, eg, VM running on the local PC, or remote, such as accessing VM on servers.VDI will save money immediatelyVDI has an upfront investment in server, network and storage infrastructure. Also, unless VDI is managed properly, the TCO of VDI desktops can be substantially more than TCO of a rich desktop. Hence, VDI should be chosen for flexibility reasons, rather than reducing TCO.All users benefit from VDI:VDI is an always on network scenario, and hence cannot be used for mobile works, which is the fastest growing segment in the industry. Also, a rich desktop (with hardware acceleration) provides better high definition audio, video and USB performance. Hence, users that benefit from VDI are traditionally non-mobile, with access to sophisticated It departments to support such a complex setup.VDI is the future of the desktop:As we have seen, VDI is a niche premium scenario, providing a certain set of intangible benefits. Hence, it benefits a certain segment of your users, while a vas majority of your users are expected to benefit more from a rich desktop. Microsoft anticipates that organizations will always employ a wide variety of technology for their desktops, so as to pick the right tool for your users.Only VMWare has VDI technology:Microsoft has a best of breed VDI solution, that provides users with a rich remote user experience, and IT with integrated management capabilities.
So why should my customers look at Centralization of desktops by VDI? Basically, VDI offers 3 main benefits:Desktop Location Independence: Since Desktop workloads are centralized and made available over the network, workers are no longer chained by the physical location of their desktops. This gives rise to a couple of interesting scenarios. The first is the concept of hot-desking within an office, where customers can access their personalized desktops from any terminal within the office. This is especially useful in industries like healthcare, where doctors are constantly on the move, and need to access patient information and their own desktops from anywhere within the hospital. The second scenario involves the employees working from home and/or approved offsite locations. Centralized desktops allow the employees to access their work desktop through their home computer in a secure and convenient way, without the need for organizations to purchase expensive laptops for them to use at home. Also, for offsite workers or contractors, organizations can give them access to corporate desktops through their offsite machines.Centralized Management: Since desktops are stored on servers within the datacenter, IT has convenient access to those machines, which drastically reduces the need to travel to user locations for service requests. Also, IT is easily able to commission, decommission, or upgrade desktops and applications. For eg, If an enterprise application needs to be upgraded, IT just needs to upgrade the central copy of the application. The next time any user requests the application, the correct version is automatically streamed down, based on the users policy settings.Business Continuity: With organizations looking to reduce business downtime, VDI can really help users recover faster from device malfunctions or device loss. Today, devices have more mobile form factors, making device malfunctions and loss more probable. However, if a users desktop, applications and data are centralized, an unforseen event like a device loss means that the user can continue to be productive, as long as he has access to another device. IT can get a user going much quicker, since all they need to do is ensure that he has another machine to work on, with access to their desktop workload on the server. Also, storing data on servers has some inherent security benefits, and hence VDI provides another mechanism for organizations to comply with security requirements.It is important to note that although there are benefits to VDI, they are limited to non-mobile workers in highly regulated industries, that have sophisticated IT organizations that have a well established virtualization roadmap. This is because of certain limitations of VDI, which we will look at in the next slide. For organizations that do not fall into this categories, Microsoft offers other means to optimize desktops that may better suit the situation at hand.
Now we will take a look at how Microsoft’s technology enable VDI as part of its overall virtualization strategy.
Microsoft’s value proposition is based on 3 pillars:A richRemote User experience: Microsoft’s VDI solution allows users to have extremely flexible access to their desktops, since all the need is a client device that supports the RDP protocol. Along with partner technology, Microsoft VDI provide users with a rich remote desktop experience. Microsoft continues to improve the user experience, with video, bidirectional audio and USB support expected to be offered in future versions of the technology. The Calista acquisition promises to improve the user’s multimedia experience even further.Integrated Management: With SCVMM as part of the comprehensive Systems Centre suite, IT pros can now control physical and virtual infrastructure, including VM-based desktops. SCVMM can also integrate with non-Microsoft infrastructure, such as VMWare, thereby enabling single console management across all types of hardware and software. This is a tremendous advantage for IT departments, looking to optimize their management efforts across their physical and virtual environments, using familiar technology.Comprehensive and Cost effective: The Microsoft solution stack is fairly comprehensive, consisting of various components such as server virtualization with Hyper-V, management using SCVMM, Application virtualization using App-V or TS Remote app, and a third party connection broker such as Citrix XenDesktop. This solution stack compares very well with the competition, and is effectively able to deliver a full-featured VDI experience. The pricing for the Microsoft VDI solution is also very cost effective.
Some of the key components of the Microsoft VDI offering are:Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V:Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V allows you to virtualize server roles as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine, without the need to buy third-party software. Support for the latest hardware-assisted virtualization technologies allows virtualization of very demanding workloads. Clustering of Windows Server virtualization (WSv) hosts or VMs running on WS hosts and backup of VMs while they are running keep your virtualized servers highly available. New management tools and performance counters make the virtualized environment easier to manage and monitor. Terminal Services (TS) RemoteApp and TS Web Access allow programs that are accessed remotely to be opened with just one click and appear as if they are running seamlessly on the end user's local computer. TS Gateway helps provide secure remote access to Windows-based programs through firewalls – without the need for a virtual private network (VPN).Systems Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008:SCVMM is part of the Systems Center Management suite, which provides integrated management across physical, virtual and session based infrastructure. Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (VMM) supports the management of hosts running Hyper-V, and VMM can actually enable Hyper-V remotely from the VMM 2008 console. It integrates with new clustering support in Windows Server 2008 to allow for fault-tolerant and cluster aware virtual machines to be created, as well as providing VMM-specific functions, such as Intelligent Placement, the Self-Service Portal, and the integrated Library. In addition to support for Hyper-V, SCVMM provides support for non-Microsoft infrastructure, including CITRIX and VMWare. This integrated management capability greatly reduces IT management overheads normally associated with managing virtual desktop environments.Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V):App-V is a part of Microsoft’s Desktop Optimization pack (MDOP), and enables applications to run without the need to visit a desktop, laptop, or terminal server. Applications are no longer installed on the client—and there is minimal impact on the host operating system or other applications. As a result, application conflicts and the need for regression testing are dramatically reduced. Virtual Application deployments, patches, updates, and terminations are more easily managed via policies.Desktop delivery through Citrix Xen Desktop:Citrix XenDesktop™ offers a next-generation, user-centric desktop virtualization solution that provides a complete system for desktop delivery. XenDesktop dynamically assembles virtual desktops on-demand, providing users a new, yet personalized, desktop each time they log on – ensuring that performance never degrades. In addition, XenDesktop’s high-speed delivery protocol provides unparalleled responsiveness over any network which helps in desktop optimization. As part of Microsoft's VDI roadmap, We plan on introducing our own connection broker technology, as part of Remote Desktop Services (aka Terminal Services). This technology will be a part of Windows Server 2008 R2, and will complement some of the VDI technology currently being built into Windows 7. Additional functionality is expected to include:Support for upto 10 monitorsMultimedia enhancements for remote desktops, including enhanced bidirectional audio, rich D3D and video remoting capability, support for aeroglass, etcHence, in the WS08 R2 timeframe, we will have two options for implementing VDI:For large, complex enterprise deployments, the joint Microsoft and Citrix solution will continue to offer a superior set of features.For small scale departmental implementations, the Microsoft-only stack will provide the best balance of features and price.Organizations that are considering VDI today, are encouraged to deploy the current Microsoft-Citrix offering, as this will enable them to lay a foundation to grow their VDI infrastructure in the future.
Value proposition 2: Rich Remote user experienceAlthough not as good as a local PC, Microsoft VDI offers users a rich remote desktop experience. Benefits include:Microsoft and CITRIX together have a rich history of offering remote desktops. Organizations have long been employing a combination of Terminal Services and Citrix XenApp to virtualize applications and desktops, which means that most organizations have already experienced the RDP and ICA protocols. Microsoft VDI technology with XenDesktop is built off the same platform, thereby ensuring that organizations benefit from those components. Also, the combined technology offers some of the best performance over LAN and WAN, due to excellent optimization techniques in low bandwidth high latency environments. Microsoft is actively investing in improving the user experience for remote desktops. The acquisition of Calista will ensure that Microsoft VDI will soon offer high fidelity performance to any (rich or thin) client device. Also, continuous R&D toward improving the RDP protocol, to enable improvements in bidirectional audio, 3D video applications that use DirectX 10.1, richer multimedia experiences and the aeroglass experience.
Value proposition 3: Integrated Management.Proper planning of a VDI deployment includes having the right technology to be able to effectively manage a virtual environment. Today, a majority of the cost of a VDI environment arises from the operational overheads of managing the same. Microsoft VDI technology has management benefits, such as:Microsoft Systems Center is a complete infrastructure management suite, that includes Operations manager to manage multiple environments, and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to manage virtual servers and desktops. Hence, It has the ability to:Manage both physical and virtual serversManage VMware VirtualCenterManage all types of desktops, including physical, virtual and session based TS desktops.IT departments will gain certain efficiencies by deploying Microsoft VDI, including:Since Microsoft VDI uses the same familiar Windows interface, rampup time on the management console is highly reduced. This helps organizations leverage their current investment in Microsoft technology Centralized desktops reduce the need for IT to travel to the users physical location to administer support.Desktop lifecycle management is improved, since IT can now commission, decommission and upgrade desktops faster and more efficiently. Also, application management is greatly improved since no application is installed on the users individual machines.
Now we will take a look at how Microsoft is looking at licensing for VDI.
The basic OEM license allows you to use a local copy of windows as bound by the Use Rights agreement. The biggest obstacle to virtualization is that this license is not designed for use in virtual environments, since it is bound to the OEM hardware device, with no reassignment rights.Software Assurance allows for additional value, such as the ability to reassign the license after 90 days, upgrade or downgrade to latest versions of the OS, and access to virtualization technology in MDOP. But it still doesn’t provide the level of flexibility that a virtual environment needs, such as the ability to create desktops dynamically, move desktops across different hardware and storage platforms, etc.
Windows VECD is a new type of license designed to help you license virtual copies of Windows. It is a device based subscription, which means the total number of licenses is equal to the total number of devices tat access the virtual environment. Additionally, it is an annual subscription, following the SA model. There are two flavors of VECD:VECD for SA: Designed for PCs already covered under software assurance.VECD: Designed for all other devices (thin clients, PCs without software assurance, etc). This flavor of VECd comes bundled with software Assurance, thereby helping you get more from your license.
As part of Microsoft’s strategy to provide the best value and technology for customers, we have made it simpler and cheaper to buy the comprehensive VDI technology from Microsoft.Customers can now buy different components of the server and management infrastructure required to run VDI through a single licensing vehicle. This licensing vehicle has two SKUs: The VDI Standard Suite and VDI Premium Suite. Both suites complement the VECD license, by following the same device-based annual subscription pricing model.The VDI Standard Suite is a collection of technology to help organizations deploy the basic infrastructure for VDI. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the virtualization platform for hosting your servers and desktops. Management of your virtual infrastructure is taken care of the various system center components, including System Center Virtual Machine Manager, System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2. Applications can be delivered dynamically via App-V, since MDOP is also included in the VDI standard suite. The standard suite also enables restricted use rights for Remote Desktop Services, to deliver VDI desktops to users. (Session based desktop delivery is not permitted via the VDI standard suite). As you can see, the VDI Standard Suite offers tremendous value, since key VDI technology such as application virtualization and integrated management are included.The VDI premium suite is for customers want additional flexibility from their VDI environment. Remote Desktops Services is unrestricted, thereby enabling customers to deliver both session based desktops as well as VDI desktops. The VDI Premium Suite also includes App-V for RDS, thereby allowing organizations to deliver applications dynamically to the Remote Desktop Server, effectively reducing silos for RDS applications.In addition to being simple to purchase, both SKUs provide customers with excellent value. The standard suite retails at $21/device/year, whereas the premium SKU retails for $53/year. This not only represents a substantial discount over the competition’s retail price, but also represent a tremendous savings when compared to buying each product individually.It is important to note that neither suite replaces VECD. Customers looking to use Windows XP/Vista/7 in a VDI environment still need to purchase VECD separately to be fully compliant with licensing. Our strong partnership with Citrix for VDI continues, with the Citrix XenDesktop product adding valuable functionality to the Microsoft VDI suites, such as delivering an HDX user experience across multiple device types and network configurations, single mage provisioning and management and storage optimization technologies, to give our customers a truly enterprise grade VDI solution. XenDesktop also supports Windows 7 as the VDI desktop, and integrates very well with the rest of the Microsoft stack.
So why should customers choose Microsoft:We have the best remote user experienceWe provide integrated management across physical and virtual environments, including non-Microsoft environments such as VMWare.Our VDI offering is the most comprehensive, with multiple options for desktop and application delivery. Wth the VDI suites, our offering is expected to be much more cost effective than the competition.And most importantly, it’s the familiar Windows platform. Leverage existing investments in Microsoft technology and training.
So how to you tackle your business problems?Reduce costs immediately by deploying user state and application virtualization. Lay a foundation for your optimizing your desktops.To ensure that your costs don’t go up when you deploy virtualization, choose a management solution that helps you manage your IT environment from a single console.Once you’ve established a streamlined IT infrastructure, you can increase desktop flexibility for a subset of your users that really need it. Profile your users to identify which users could really benefit from VDI. Pilot VDI across a department to evaluate user and It response to the environment, before deploying it large scale. This will ensure that VDI is the right fit for you.
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