The world of work has changed, and organizations need to adapt to a persistent move to remote work. This requires a solution that enables and secures a distributed workforce, providing high levels of productivity and business continuity. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is the technical enabler to support this workplace transformation. With VDI, desktops and applications are hosted in a remote server and can be accessed by users at any time, from anywhere, and through any device, on demand. This ease of access must not introduce risk from untrusted devices and must maintain business continuity and compliance. IT must be able to prevent users from downloading sensitive data or uploading unauthorized software. Virtual desktops eliminate the risk of data loss if the endpoint is lost or stolen. Data is streamed over an encrypted connection and never cached on the device. With VDI, IT can control access to external storage devices to prevent users from downloading sensitive data or uploading unauthorized software.
VDI implementation models
A VDI solution can be built in-house and on-premises, thus ensuring security, compliance, and performance, but it requires huge investments, is challenging to manage and scale, and pulls IT resources out of the core business. Or a public cloud offer may be adopted, which avoids huge investments, provides access to a rich set of VDI options, and ensures burst and quick scaling. But this may not be a viable option for many organizations, due to egress cost, latency issues when the corporate data center is to be linked, security and compliance, and performance of graphics-intensive or heavy data query applications.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has the right offer that combines the benefits and overcomes the issues of the two options described earlier: HPE GreenLake for VDI.
HPE GreenLake for VDI is the answer to those who want to get the benefits of the cloud model but are reluctant to move data outside of the data center because of concerns about data sovereignty, privacy, security, performance, and egress costs. HPE GreenLake for VDI is an as-a-service solution that delivers the security, performance, and compliance benefits of an on-premises VDI solution with the simplicity and flexibility of the cloud. HPE supports, operates, and manages the platform to deliver strong performance and reliability while you retain full control of the crucial desktop and application environment unless you want to delegate it to HPE.
HPE GreenLake for VDI offers organizations with on-site, remote, or mobile workers a unique, secure, as-a-service option to keep their workloads on-premises, scale simply, and pay-per-use, per-month while helping ensure the organization stays compliant.
What makes HPE GreenLake for VDI different than traditional VDI offerings?
VDI can be built in-house and on-premises or adopted through public cloud offers. However, HPE GreenLake for VDI is an as-a-service solution that delivers the security, performance, and compliance benefits of an on-premises VDI solution with the simplicity and flexibility of the cloud. HPE supports, operates, and manages the platform to deliver strong performance and reliability while you retain full control of the desktop and application environment.
HPE GreenLake for VDI offers virtual desktop configurations tailored for different user workloads. The solution consists of hardware, desktop virtualization software, graphic acceleration, and VDI-tailored advisory, operational support, and management services.
HPE GreenLake for VDI customers get access to the outstanding service support provided by HPE, delivered through an effective support organization and a well-structured governance process, continually improved in several years of experience with customers. The HPE GreenLake platform delivers the right insights and capabilities for CIOs/CFOs, IT professionals, Line of Business owners, DevOps, and HPE partners.
6 advantages of HPE GreenLake for VDI
- Rapid Deployment: HPE GreenLake for VDI is a turnkey solution that enables quick deployment and time to value for organizations.
- Simple Billing: With HPE GreenLake for VDI, organizations receive a single bill per virtual desktop per month, which includes hardware, software, support, installation services, and operational services.
- Cost-Effective: HPE GreenLake for VDI is delivered as a service, making it a cost-effective solution that aligns growth with demand.
- Scalability: HPE GreenLake for VDI provides the ability to scale easily, allowing organizations to adjust to changing demands without significant investments in infrastructure.
- Compliance: Workloads stay on-premises with HPE GreenLake for VDI, ensuring data sovereignty and compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Performance: HPE GreenLake for VDI solves the distance dilemma by providing a high-performance infrastructure that supports remote access to applications and data.
Why choose HPE GreenLake for VDI?
The solution is secure by design, provides cloud-like flexibility, is more customizable, and is engineered on a customer-by-customer basis around the specific mix of user profiles. HPE GreenLake for VDI is uniquely positioned to meet requirements for demanding power and engineering user profiles who need an on-premises solution with accelerated graphic capabilities.
HPE GreenLake for VDI also provides outstanding service support to its customers through an effective support organization and a well-structured governance process. Each customer is assigned an account team, including an Account Support Manager, Technical Account Manager, and Assigned Customer Engineer, to act as a single point of contact for both operational and technical needs. The well-structured governance process includes elements such as an operational service plan, account support plan, operational service meeting, service planning and review, ITSM reporting, and system operations and administration reporting. These ensure that the service is performing as planned and that any issues are promptly addressed.
With HPE GreenLake for VDI, organizations can support remote workers with high availability, no downtime, and constant access to necessary applications and data. HPE GreenLake for VDI is the answer to those who want to get the benefits of the cloud model but are reluctant to move data outside of the data center because of concerns about data sovereignty, privacy, security, performance, and egress costs.
While VDI can vastly improve employee user experience and performance, it can be a challenge knowing where to get started. Get in touch with a VLCM VDI engineer today to learn more about your options.