Virtual desktop infrastructure or VDI involves the deployment of virtual desktops, where the operating system is hosted on a virtual machine that runs on a centralized server. With centralized monitoring of networks and better manageability of virtual desktops and applications, VDI networks leverage organizations’ resources and increase overall revenues. When VDI environments were first introduced, industry experts envisaged rapid adoption of VDI networks. According to the IDC report on virtual client computing, revenue will break the $1 billion barrier by 2016 in EMEA, and VDI is what drives this growth. Despite the amazing benefits offered by VDI networks, organizations are skeptical about adopting VDI environments. Even when they do, only a portion of business procedures is generally moved into the VDI environment.
The Challenges of VDI Solution
One of the major challenges encountered by businesses when deploying a VDI environment is its licensing model. Businesses that use Microsoft Server software have to pay on a per-device basis. With this licensing model, a VDI solution is not financially feasible for all businesses. Secondly, while VDI reduces desktop usage expenses, new expenses arise in the form of storage solutions and server infrastructure. Thirdly, management of a VDI environment is not easy when compared to an RDP network.
Depending on your storage requirements, you have to choose either a persistent or a non-persistent VDI solution. With a persistent VDI, storage is a major concern. Moreover, it is not easy to manage numerous diverse images. A non-persistent VDI solution requires less storage and increased security, and image manageability becomes easy, but it has its drawbacks: less personalization and lower application flexibility. Session-hosted virtualization solutions allow you to publish specific applications at a lower price and reduced complexity instead of providing the full desktop to a user.
Businesses can tap the full potential of the VDI environment only when a server application tool provides a powerful but inexpensive VDI solution. Microsoft has recently changed its licensing model so that the VDI tool is now available on a per-user basis. While this move addresses a major VDI challenge, businesses need a comprehensive solution that is efficient, inexpensive and easy to manage. 2X RAS is the answer.
How Does 2X RAS Answer VDI Solution Challenges?
2X RAS (2X Remote Application Server) has a unique licensing model, making it an affordable VDI solution for businesses of all sizes. The trial period allows you to test 50 concurrent users. Installation is simple and easy: guided by the step-by-step wizard, you can set up your VDI environment within minutes. With a low initial investment, businesses can test the functionality of the tool before fully implementing it. You can implement remote desktops and virtual applications side by side with VDI. Part of your infrastructure can easily be migrated to the VDI to perform stress testing.
Moreover, through 2X RAS the management of VDI environments becomes easy. With centralized management and an intuitive dashboard, you can easily and effectively monitor and manage entire business procedures. You can deploy desktops and applications that are hosted on any hypervisor to any device, at any time. With cloud-hosted applications, you can reduce administration and helpdesk support overheads.
2X RAS is a comprehensive virtual desktop and application delivery tool that provides a secure VDI solution at a cost-effective price.
VDI Solution References
VDI Solution: Virtual Client Computing Revenue Will Break $1 Billion Mark in 2016 in EMEA, Driven by Desktop Virtualization, IDC Study Reveals | idc.com
VDI Solution: At last! Microsoft fixes Windows VDI licensing |
VDI Solution: The Top 3 Barriers to VDI | blog.fslogix.com
VDI Solution: Remote Desktop Services | technet.microsoft.com
VDI Solution: A Balanced Look at Comparing XenDesktop VDI licensing costs with Horizon View VDI | blogs.citrix.com