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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 SearchVirtualDesktop.com 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"

  • Taking the Pain out of Desktop Virtualization Hardware and Storage Sizing

    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.

  • Empowering Your Entire Workforce End-to-End with Desktop Virtualization

    There are many ways to meet user needs, and to realize all the benefits of desktop virtualization, you need the flexibility to deliver virtual apps and desktops using a variety of methods.

    This paper explores a collection of services that can help you use desktop virtualization to drive a modern, mobile workforce toward greater agility and productivity, one project at a time. Discover how you can:

    • Transform call centers to minimize costs
    • Mobilize Windows apps on tablets
    • Simplify PC refresh and reduce costs
    • And more.

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  • How to quickly set up your XenDesktop deployment

    In this webcast, learn about a tool designed to allow an entire Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp platform to be deployed all from one console. Watch now to see a demonstration of how simple and fast it is to set up your desktop or application environment – in just four steps.

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  • How to achieve a full-featured Citrix desktop experience

    Get a detailed analysis of user environment management and application layering platforms designed to completely address gaps in the desktop environment that basic, traditional solutions don't cover.

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  • Trying to smooth out your virtual desktop deployment?

    This document addresses the architecture design, configuration and implementation considerations for the key components of the architecture required to deliver virtual desktops via XenDesktop 7.1 on Windows Server Hyper-V 2012 R2 or VMware vSphere 5 with the Dell Wyse Datacenter technology.

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  • Top 8 use cases for desktop virtualization

    Access this informative infographic to explore the top eight use cases for desktop virtualization and learn about a virtual desktop strategy designed to help IT teams empower their entire workforces, one project at a time.

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  • University updates aging infrastructure with thin clients

    Many of today's schools are finding themselves faced with the challenge of replacing outdated computing hardware and devices. Access this case study to find out what happened when one Canadian university decided to replace 1,600 aging desktops with Dell Wyse thin clients.

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  • Rethinking your PC Refresh Strategy

    Is your organization considering a PC refresh? Get an idea of what that might cost with this online calculator.

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  • The top reasons to deploy virtual desktops now

    This e-guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com details the top four reasons to deploy virtual desktops, including lower desktop support costs and application security improvements. Plus, gain expert insight from Brian Madden to learn how to sell desktop virtualization to traditional desktop admins.

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  • How to go virtual with graphics-heavy applications

    This whitepaper will help you understand how virtualization can now aid organizations that run demanding graphics workloads and projects.

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  • Appliances and thin clients enhance VDI initiatives

    Access this white paper to explore the timesaving benefits of both purpose-built appliances and thin/zero clients when deploying and managing virtual desktop initiatives. Also, discover key factors to consider when selecting an appliance for desktop virtualization and learn how to match the right appliance to the right environment.

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  • Desktop virtualization: 5 ways to improve cost and reduce TCO

    Access this white paper to examine the top five ways you can improve cost efficiencies and reduce TCO with desktop virtualization. Also, learn about the technologies that can provide the best opportunity to reduce costs and complexity.

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  • VDI market overview: Comparing 7 vendors

    With the many options for VDI, it can be hard to choose which one is suited for your business. So before you jump into a VDI deployment, access this report to assess the state of the VDI vendor market and gain insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the top seven vendors as well as how these vendors stack up against each other.

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  • Tool helps automate your XenDesktop deployment

    In this blog post, find out how the teams at Citrix and Dell set out to develop an all-in-one automation tool that helps quickly deploy a desktop virtualization infrastructure with ease. Download now to learn more about the solution.

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  • Boost your VDI performance with all-flash storage

    Uncover how flash-specific storage architecture redefines VDI deployments by bringing a new era of user experience and simplicity, all at the lowest cost. Also, learn how combining VDI and all-flash storage can deliver optimized user experience, improved performance, and more.

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  • Zero client 101: How to ensure a successful deployment

    This exclusive e-book highlights how to implement zero-client computing in a way that can help your organization simplify and lower the cost of managing VDI.

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  • Virtual Desktop Toolbox

    Read this virtual desktop e-book, featuring experts Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth, to gain key insights on performance monitoring tools, WAN optimization, personalization software, and much more.

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  • Mobile workspaces boost anytime, anywhere productivity

    Access this white paper to learn how mobile workspaces give employees the flexibility to work from anywhere, on any device, at any time while maintaining full security and compliance and discover a mobile workspace strategy that provides the tools to get started implementing an enterprise mobility strategy today.

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  • The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 11: How do we make Windows do this?

    The eleventh chapter of Brian Maddens "The New VDI Reality" e-book focuses on how we can shoehorn our traditional Windows desktop applications into the new trends and expectations of VDI.

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  • A series of secure-by-design thin clients

    This whitepaper takes a look at the Dell Wyse ThinOS thin client desktops, software and hardware platforms.

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  • Introducing a series of secure-by-design thin clients

    This brochure takes a look at the Dell Wyse ThinOS thin client desktops, software and hardware platforms, and reveals why ThinOS product offerings feature one of the most secure operating systems for cloud and virtual computing environments.

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  • Register today: 10 Reasons why you should adopt ThinPrint Engine with Citrix

    In virtual desktop environments, print management represents a major challenge. ThinPrint optimizes every Citrix print environment, lowers printing costs and allows users to print successfully every time. Join us for the webinar on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 8:30am PDT to learn why you should be using ThinPrint for Citrix environments.

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  • The key to desktop transformation starts with the end-user

    Access this white paper to learn why the user experience is difficult to predict, why it's essential to planning, and why factoring in the user experience along with resource allocation is key to creating and delivering the promise of a next-generation workspace that is scalable and will produce both short- and long-term value.

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  • The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 4: VDI Performance and the User Experience

    This e-book chapter, from Brian Madden's "The New VDI Reality" takes a look at the general challenges of putting a desktop in a datacenter—challenges which apply to both VDI and Remote Desktop Server-Based Computing (RDSH).

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  • Thin client 101: Uncover your options

    This white paper takes a look at a series of desktop virtualization hardware solutions with dual and quad core options to suit your unique budget, application, and performance needs

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  • VDI and EHR's impact on healthcare data centers

    This e-book discusses the challenges faced by healthcare providers and their IT departments, including the surge in EHR adoption, rapidly increasing storage capacity needs and the impetus towards meeting ICD-10 and HIPPA standards. Read on and learn about a solution to addressing the ever changing needs of modern cloud and virtual environments.

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  • Survey reveals desktop virtualization top drivers

    IT admins usually list several reasons why they use desktop and app virtualization, but one thing they can almost all agree on is that these technologies simplify management. This e-guide highlights TechTarget's 2015 Desktop Virtualization Survey detailing the top drivers of desktop and app virtualization.

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  • Go beyond thin clients for VDI with PCs and mobile devices

    This exclusive e-guide details how you can move beyond traditional thin client devices for VDI access to either existing, reconfigured PCs or mobile devices. Access now and you'll learn how most non-thin-client access uses exactly the same mechanisms as thin clients.

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  • The New VDI Reality E-Book Chapter 10: What is a desktop?

    The tenth chapter in Brian Madden's, "The New VDI Reality" e-book, looks at what the perception of a desktop is, and then dives into the true definition of a desktop as it relates to technology today.

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  • Considering VDI? Here are 10 reasons you should implement

    This white paper examines ten reasons why you should be implementing VDI and how all-flash storage systems can optimize virtual desktop deployments.

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  • The new VDI reality: Moving beyond Windows apps

    The twelfth chapter of Brian Madden's e-book "The New VDI Reality" discusses how to integrate apps (that are not Windows) with your existing environment and also how to build a VDI strategy for them.

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  • RFP essentials for virtual desktop and app delivery

    Find out how create a Request for Proposal (RFP) in support of virtual desktop and application delivery by looking at three key areas to a successful workspace transformation – people, process, and technology.

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  • Overcome VDI complexity, cost with client virtualization

    Whether the best option for your organization is an appliance that can be deployed in minutes and managed in-house, or a flexible reference architecture that allows your organization to leverage your existing infrastructure, you now have options for eliminating storage concerns as part of VDI deployment. Download this white paper today.

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  • All-in-one thin client solution provides easy to manage virtual desktops

    Check out this whitepaper to learn about a new all-in-one (AiO) thin client that is powerful, yet stylish, and boasts one of the most secure, high performance thin client operating systems for simplified management.

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  • The new VDI reality: Understanding Windows

    The ninth chapter of Brian Madden's e-book "The New VDI Reality" dives into how Microsoft Windows really works (from the perspective of VDI). It also looks at the broad definitions of the "desktop" that we are trying to deliver with VDI and how we can make Windows do this.

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  • You won't believe where IT pros are updating from now

    Dell has created a way for IT personnel to update from anywhere, at any time, so they don't have to be chained to their work desk. In fact, you won't believe where some IT pros are updating from – watch this video to find out!

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  • Key steps that lead to successful VDI management

    Read this expert guide from SearchVirtualDesktop.com to learn how to select the most effective virtual desktop licensing tools to ensure the best performance from your virtual desktop infrastructure.

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  • Expert Tips: Ten Essentials for Migrating Enterprise Desktops to Windows 7

    Enterprise desktop migration involves the full re-engineering of desktops, laptops and all related management systems across a company. Access this expert e-guide from SearchEntepriseDesktop.com to discover the 10 essential steps to simplify desktop migrations to Windows 7.

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  • VDI brings change to educational institutions

    This e-book details challenges faced by educational institutions and the benefits of deploying VDI, as well as the challenges VDI could pose in the classroom. Read on to learn about an application performance control platform that helps to maintain the virtual environment while maximizing VDI performance.

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  • Build it yourself or use the cloud? That's the question for VDI

    Explore managed desktop cloud services designed to provide desktop, application, and disaster recovery infrastructure quickly and cheaply and examine examples of estimated costs of cloud-hosted desktops vs. physical desktops and VDI.

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  • Scale your VDI with confidence using client virtualization

    This white paper details how client virtualization strategies have made it simpler to procure, deploy, scale, and manage virtual desktops. Read on and you'll learn the benefits of deploying client virtualization strategies using hyper-converged systems.

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  • Taking the guesswork out of client virtualization

    There's no one-size-fits-all storage solution that works for every organizations' infrastructure requirements but there are customizable, scalable, and effective solutions now purpose built for VMs. Download this white paper today and determine the right mix of tools and tactics that meet the evolving needs of your organization's desktops and apps.

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  • Storage and Networking for Desktop Virtualization Classroom

    Virtual desktops are a key step between server and app virtualization, and rising mobile technologies and cloud computing. But virtual desktop infrastructure poses challenges in the form of demands on networks and storage. We examine the best practices, product features and risks associated with storage and networking for desktop virtualization.

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  • City evaluates physical desktops to gain smooth transition to VDI

    Find out how the City of Tempe, Arizona assessed the state of their physical desktop environment to gain insight into storage and networking bandwidth to learn which user desktops were good candidates to virtualize and what resources would be required.

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  • Is VDI equipped to stop cybercriminals?

    This exclusive e-guide discusses ways cybercriminals successfully breach even the most well-secured enterprise defenses. Read on and learn how VDI can offer an enhanced level of security enterprises require.

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  • What is the real ROI of desktop virtualization?

    This white paper delves into the real ROI of desktop virtualization and explores how the technology has evolved.

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  • How the history of desktops has shaped the VDI market

    In this podcast, independent virtualization expert Brian Madden discusses how the history of desktops has shaped today's VDI market. Access now and you'll listen as experts share the background of SimpliVity, its technology, and how it's empowering VDI.

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  • Gaining insight into VDI to improve performance

    Find out how you can gain a stronger view into how your organization is using virtual desktops. You'll learn how gaining a clear view of all users, machines, applications, and their supporting infrastructure can help to improve monitoring and optimization of virtual desktops performance.

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  • Addressing DaaS Security and Compliance

    : Potential DaaS customers with security and compliance requirements don't have to swear off the cloud. DaaS providers sometimes meet these needs better than on-prem infrastructure.

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