Let’s start this conversation by admitting that mainstream VDI hasn’t lived up to the promise of a like or better PC experience for every use case. Centralizing desktops doesn’t inherently simplify desktop management. Because simply taking a distributed desktop environment, transferring it to the data center, and applying the same traditional processes and management doesn’t get you there. Fundamentally, you need a new way to manage your images and your applications.
Understanding this, Dell is thrilled to provide a solution with the addition of Unidesk to our Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Enterprise infrastructure. Adding Unidesk as a VDI management layer allows customers to simplify OS and application delivery to more users, making good on the VDI promise to enable better IT control while providing a flexible and terrific user experience. While many VDI deployments have addressed the task users, leveraging Unidesk in the software stack adds extensibility across the enterprise- you can effectively accommodate the broader user base and that plays into a better TCO story.
Here’s the icing: Unidesk saves money, both OPEX and CAPEX. It eliminates the application outliers that can’t be virtualized. Now most any application can be delivered to any type of user and IT has only one gold image to manage across the enterprise. And adding Unidesk to a VDI stack enables a true PC-like experience without the traditional costs of persistent desktops. Here’s some Dell icing: add Unidesk VDI management software to Dell EqualLogic hybrid SAN storage arrays and automatically tier data between SSD and SAS drives. Great economic combination for meeting IOPS and disk space requirements, increasing user density and reducing storage cost per user.