Can you transform your desktop estate by migrating to VDI solution and expect that “savings will be made”?
Technologies have developed so that Turnkey VDI solutions are available – Panologic recently announce the availability of Pano Express; Kaviza offer their VDI-in-a-Box. The focus of such solutions may be at smaller organizations; obviously larger organisations have more complex environments. That said, it is fair to say in both environments you can reduce administration costs and gain productivity by rethinking how you use your resources: yet the cost of transformation to what you have now to .. “something else” means finding cold hard cash – difficult in the current economic climate.
“Change is constant” they say: the transformation from a traditional desktop service to a VDI can encompass a number of changes. Changes to the desktop deployment; changes to the way users store their data; changes to how applications are delivered to the user. Often the price per device for a VDI may appear to less – but does that mean your management is less, your productivity better?