quickly, effectively, and securely. Client virtualization, mobile thin clients, and cloud computing make it possible for users to work wherever they choose.
Another major challenge for organizations using traditional desktop architecture is dealing with increasing management and support costs. Investing in hardware, OS, and applications that quickly become outdated and are difficult to update puts a unnecessary drain on resources. Virtualizing your environment from desktop to data center reduces complexity and allows you to deploy, patch, and manage applications with ease. VDI is an excellent way to free up resources for innovation, enabling your IT staff to focus on managing a single system image instead of an entire fleet of PCs.
The Down-to-Earth Benefits of Cloud Computing While server virtualization and VDI technologies have been around for quite some time, the arrival of cloud computing is generating a lot of excitement—and for good reason. With private, public, and hybrid varieties, cloud computing allows organizations to rapidly deliver IT services to a broad base of users. An excellent companion to VDI technology, the private cloud offers increased security, accessibility, and privacy. It also enables you to increase collaboration between various areas of your infrastructure, such as server, storage, network, and desktop groups.
Plan a Path to Virtualization The three components of a truly virtual environment— server virtualization, VDI, and cloud computing—provide the flexibility and IT agility needed to quickly react to changing business conditions. It’s important to remember that all three areas have different infrastructure requirements. For example, since cloud computing shifts applications and data off the desktop, it requires a network capable of handling the extra traffic that users will undoubtedly create. Deciding which individual components are a good fit
for your environment takes careful planning. Start with an assessment of your existing infrastructure and learn which areas to virtualize first. If you’re already planning a significant change to your infrastructure in the near future— such as an OS upgrade, hardware refresh, or mobile device rollout—now might be the perfect time to make your move to a virtual solution.
Virtualization Management Made Easy Realizing the value of a multi-pronged approach to virtualization—including server, desktop, and cloud technologies—many vendors offer solutions that make it much easier to transition to a fully virtualized environment. When choosing a management platform for your virtual infrastructure, consider what technologies and features are important to your organization. If you’re interested in the cloud, choose a solution that creates a solid foundation for cloud computing and allows you to scale up your initiative at your own pace.
Turn to the Experts for Guidance There are many benefits to be found in a fully virtualized environment, but getting a seamless solution in place takes a bit of planning. GovConnection offers a wide variety of products and services to help you make the transition. We offer Server, Storage, VDI, Network, and Microsoft Active Directory Assessments to ensure you have the information you need to make smart investment decisions. We also offer a VMware View Manager Jumpstart installation service to ensure a streamlized VDI process. Our experts can help you design, build, and deploy a virtual environment that delivers the features your users want and the ease of management your IT staff needs.
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Take the Guesswork Out of Virtualization
GovConnection’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Assessment, Server Assessment, Network Assessment, and Microsoft Active Directory Assessment evaluate your unique server, storage, and networking needs in order to help you create the right virtualization plan.
• Our VDI Assessment examines multiple aspects of your current computing environment to determine the desktops and users that are the best fit for virtualization.
• Our Server Assessment offers insights into your current inventory, system performance, and model consolidation ratios to help you lower your TCO.
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Our Network Assessment services can help you chart your network’s strengths and weaknesses to help you optimize performance.
• Our Active Directory Assessment provides a detailed analysis of your existing environment to ensure your AD design delivers the best possible performance.
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