I thought I’d jot down a few notes around the good use cases for VDI. I often hear people sell the idea with a reduction in cost as a key driver. It’s true you can use the VDI initiative to reduce the direct total cost of ownership, but in reality the VDI element is not what causes the reduction in TCO. (I am also assuming we are reducing TCO based on a BASIC level maturity orginisation).
So without using reduced TCO as a driver, when would I recommend VDI?
So I’ve been conducting a number of studies recently and a client asked me why in a recent study I hadn’t considered tablet’s as a PC replacement (primary device) when looking at VDI DaaS solution. When the question was posed it was something that I had actually not given a lot of thought, luckily with a brain full of VDI knowledge I worked in in nanoseconds that replacing my thin client with a tablet (non Full windows device)essentially had the same effect (just with now a mobile management effort required as well). Now having had some more time to ponder this in detail I thought I would give some further insight (any tablet donation’s are welcome!)
VDI = Reduced TCO??? Continue reading
With the increase in MS licensing just around the corning I thought I would post this link to an interesting artlce by Brian Madden.
to VDI or not to VDI that is the question…
I still think it has its places along with BYOD, but again its business requiremends that determine if there is one ring to rule them or if you need to to use a blend.