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E-Guide: How to Determine if VDI is Right for your Company and Ways to Overcome Common Annoyances

Even though the thought of virtual desktops has caught everyone's attention, the actual number of installations remains small. This expert e-guide from explains how organnzations can determine whether this technology is right for them by calculating the return on investment from VDI.

Inside, find out how to overcome the most common VDI annoyances surrounding administration, failover, latency, and user profile management. And learn about one client hypervisor that stands out from the rest with its management features.

These are also closely related to: "Citrix XenClient"

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    Although VDI has been widely adopted, end-users find their access to high-end, graphics-intense workloads limited on these virtual architectures because traditional GPU resources are locked to a single user.

    This essential guide highlights a virtual GPU technology that allows GPU to be shared among multiple users, apps, and desktops. Access this guide to walk through a step-by-step process of setting up this GPU virtualization technology from NVIDIA GRID on Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop.

    Inside, you’ll learn how to:

    • Obtain the necessary software and hardware components
    • Install NVIDIA GRID in server, and configure vGPU in XenServer
    • Deliver GPU-accelerated virtual desktops (VDI) using XenDesktop 7.6
    • And much more

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    Although the benefits of desktop virtualisation are common knowledge amongst most IT departments, concerns about the ability of server, network and storage hardware in the data center to support the kind of user density associated with virtualisation often delay implementation.

    Thankfully, advances in desktop virtualisation technologies are taking the pain out of the hardware and storage sizing, making this strategy more manageable and cost-effective.

    This whitepaper examines the components of a desktop virtualisation solution designed to provide all the server management capabilities, processor power and storage needed to take full advantage of its benefits. Read on to learn more.

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