What is VDI?
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) refers to the delivery of end-user desktop environments through centralized virtualization infrastructure. Individual desktops are hosted on one or more servers as virtual machines, and consumed via a thin-client, kiosk, mobile device, or existing desktop hardware.
What is the value of VDI?
- VDI can be an effective way to drive benefits for both end-users and IT administrators, including:
- Mobility – Your desktop anywhere, any time, any device
- Security – Increased physical and logical security of data
- Manageability – Consistent, centrally administered policies and service-levels
- Flexibility – Quickly spin-up test/dev environments
- OPEX savings – Reduce operating expenses through shared infrastructure and improved manageability
- VDI is a great use-case for Simplivity Hyperconvergence
- Low latency and high performance, even during periods of peak demand
- High density of desktops per node
- Linear and granular scalability of x86 building blocks
- Rapid deployment of new virtual desktops
- Simplified infrastructure and management (lower OPEX)