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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"

  • Set up an ideal architecture to deliver virtual desktops

    The Dell Appliance for Wyse delivers an out-of-the-box infrastructure solution for virtual desktops that eliminates the high cost, variable performance, and extensive risk of conventional solutions. So how can you set-up this appliance in your organization?

    This document addresses the architecture design, configuration, and implementation considerations for the key components required to deliver virtual desktops or shared session desktops using the Dell Appliance for Wyse.

    Access now and you’ll take a look at the solution architecture overview, hardware components, software components, and more.

  • How to easily deploy and manage your VDI

    Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) can provide organizations with secure access to data and applications with any device, from anywhere, if employed correctly. Unfortunately, conventional solutions often result in high cost, variable performance, and extensive risk.

    How can you ensure successful VDI deployment and management?

    In this brief data sheet, explore an infrastructure solution for virtual desktops that enables enterprises to start off with a single appliance that scales predictably as they grow. Access now to learn how this cost-effective appliance can provide your enterprise with:

    • Predictable scale and availability
    • Faster time-to-value
    • Flexible configuration
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