- Managed DaaS
- Happy End Users
In case you didn’t have time to keep up with this week’s virtual desktop headlines, here are a few of our favorites for the week of July 10, 2017.
This TechTarget article highlights just how complicated (and potentially expensive) in-house VDI can be. If your capacity planning projects are off you can end up with expensive underutilized infrastructure or scrambling to add more capacity to meet true demand. Desktop as a service (DaaS) almost entirely eliminates this headache. You have access to exactly the capacity you need, whenever you need it. Since you’re not responsible for maintaining the infrastructure, scaling up and down is easy and more affordable in the long run.
That being said, aspects of the article are good for planning any virtual desktop initiative, since understanding how users work is critical to resource planning for both in-house VDI and outsourced cloud desktops.
Application usage has a significant effect on resources, such as processing, memory, storage and network infrastructure. Users who work primarily with Microsoft Word require far fewer resources than software engineers running integrated development environments and other services. If IT does not allocate resources properly during VDI capacity planning, productivity suffers.
This one isn’t so much an article as a quick little snippet from a press release promoting new research, but in the world of VDI its worth sharing:
The global desktop as a service market is anticipated to grow with a CAGR of 29% in the forecasted period 2016-2023.
If you’re still on the fence about virtual desktops in general (or are just starting the research phase of a potential shift) this TechTarget article outlines how virtual desktops generally work within with some very high level considerations:
This article seems to be focused more on in-house VDI than the DaaS perspective (which changes the cost component), but it’s a good basic read.
VDI shines when it comes to application access and maintenance. Because applications are centralized, the user can access the same applications regardless of the endpoint device.
Further, application updates and any changes IT needs to make don’t affect the device. They simply update the VDI image, and the next time the user logs in, new or updated applications become available.
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