Configuring a VDI image is a complex task for the systems engineer. This session will help prepare the engineer for creating an image as well as vetting and troubleshooting it before it gets to production. Topics include:
- Image Creation Best Practices (Scripts, What-to-dos, What not-to-dos)
- Image Testing (Tools free and not)
- Troubleshooting (How to find out what’s wrong when it goes wrong)
- VDI Deployments (Why?)
- User Experience Monitoring (You need it, but how?)
The goal of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is to lower the operational costs of supporting an organization’s desktops and laptops. A VDI project should make it easier for IT to support users, keep the organization safe from viruses and better protect its data assets. The key to a successful VDI project is user adoption. But while many organizations consider using an All-Flash Array (AFA) to deliver the performance that will lead to user adoption, the problem is AFAs drive up the cost per desktop, increase the vulnerability of the architecture and encourage additional storage silos.
Join Storage Switzerland and Cloudistics for an informative webinar that will provide an alternative approach that meets user’s performance expectations while leveraging existing – and often already paid for – storage hardware and does not introduce new silos of storage.
Wes Wright, CIO of Seattle Children's, describes how ExtraHop helped to find the "ghost in the machine" that was slowing down their Citrix VDI deployment. ExtraHop provides real-time ICA analysis as well as correlated visibility for the rest of the Citrix environment. Also speaking is Tim Holt, Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture.Read more >
The rapid evolution of technology means that something difficult to manage or expensive one day, can become simple and inexpensive in a blink of an eye. This is how hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is transforming virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as VDI’s biggest challenges rapidly disappear. If you’re still hanging on to your Sony Walkman, then maybe VDI isn’t for you. For everyone else, join us to learn why VDI makes sense today.
In this business webinar we will look at five specific VDI challenges that are disappearing thanks to HCI and technology advances:
•New instant clones in Horizon 7 and their impact on storage requirements
• All-flash HCI solutions that lower costs and improve performance—without tradeoffs
•The benefits of VMware Virtual SAN over other HCI solutions and traditional storage models
During this webcast, VDI experts will cover a wide-range topics to insure your VDI rollout will be flawless.Read more >
The benefits of virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) are clear - enabling secure and efficient BYOD, streamlining IT administration, and reducing operational costs. Key to any VDI deployment is end-user satisfaction and adoption.
Because best practice dictates disabling Windows indexing to ensure optimal resource performance, end-users tend to be frustrated by poor search experiences.
With X1 Search Virtual Edition™, it is possible to provide an excellent end-user search experience while deploying VDI in a way that conserves virtual computing resources. It creates a win-win solution because both IT and end-users are happy. As a result, VDI deployments gain traction and breadth.
That is why Gartner says, "Budget for a product like X1 to provide search capabilities to improve the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) user experience" in the April 2, 2015 report Cool Vendors in Endpoint Computing, 2015.
Hear Citrix and X1 search experts discuss how to harness the benefits of VDI while maintaining and improving end-user productivity.
In this webinar you will:
- See why desktop and enterprise search are critical elements of end-user productivity
- Learn how to enable lighting fast end-user retrieval of emails and files even without Windows indexing
- Understand how to reap all the benefits of VDI while still providing end-users with a user-friendly, intuitive search solution architected to also conserve VDI resources
- See how one large organization is using X1 Search as a carrot to get more users on to virtual desktops
No registration required - Join Storage Switzerland and Cloudistics as we discuss the storage challenges that VDI creates and discuss if All-Flash is the only way to solve those problems.Read more >
Desktop computers have been in existence for over 30 years, but the innovation in the last 10 years has fundamentally transformed the way we use them. The desktop is now increasingly found in the cloud, thanks to the technological advancements leading to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). While VDI has been in existence for the past 8 years or so, it has become more relevant in the banking and insurance industries in recent years. Insurance agents and Wealth Managers work in a heavily regulated industry. While adhering to heavy regulations, the Insurance Agents and Wealth Managers have a critical need to access important information in real time to better serve their clients.
Now with VDI they’re able to break free from the limitations of the traditional infrastructure, being able to access real time information any time anywhere, enabling them to focus on their clients’ needs. Join us in this session to learn from Craig Beattie from Celent and Muthu Somasundaram from VMware, how VDI has helped accelerate the pace of innovation in the Insurance and Wealth management industry, while maintaining compliance with all regulations.
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has obvious benefits: Cost-savings, centralized management and improved security. But implementing a robust solution can be difficult and often make implementation now worth the effort if done improperly.
Join former Gartner analyst Mark Margevicius as he discusses lessons learned and best practices for a practical VDI deployment so you too can see the benefits of VDI.
As organizations deploy VDI to improve desktop management, enable enterprise mobility and protect data, new security concerns can arise with hundreds or even thousands of virtualized users residing amidst mission-critical data center infrastructure.
Join us to learn how to:
Protect against the proliferation of “east-west” threats that can occur within the data center
Simplify and accelerate the on-boarding of virtual desktops to networking and security policy
Automate the enforcement of policy across your extended data center infrastructure
While VDI holds great promise for flexibility, cost savings and convenience, administrators frequently run into unexpected performance issues that cause much end-user frustration and often stall adoption or expansion of the VDI deployments.
Attend this webinar to learn real-world lessons on how a customer resolved a gnarly VDI deployment and turned it into a smoothly run operation supporting thousands of end-users.
IT organizations around the globe are faced with replacing aging traditional desktops and laptops with more secure infrastructure. For public sector organizations these security requirements are the most stringent and so many are considering a virtualized environment to improve security, save money, and ease complexity.
Attend this webinar to learn how to meet the challenges of increasing security mandates for in-office and mobile staff. Learn about the benefits of Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure and how VDI using PCoIP and zero clients provides a more secure environment immune to hacker attacks.
In this presentation we will cover:
• Recent security enhancements in virtual desktop technology using the Teradici PCoIP protocol
• How zero clients deliver an ultra-secure and easy to administer computing experience
• Zero clients are now mobile. Learn about the industry’s first PCoIP laptop and how it is an ideal solution for those who need security and mobility.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from our PCoIP experts.
In this webinar, I will discuss some of the great Application Virtualization tools on the market today. Some tools which empower an organization to create portable application containers, others which allow streaming of applications and also some which provide the increasingly popular method of application layering. I will explain the concepts and benefits to each. I plan to discuss solutions such as App-V, ThinApp, Cameyo, Spoon, AppVolumes, Unidesk and FlexApp. Going into details of what I like and dislike about each, as well their suitability for delivering a solid experience on both Persistent and Non-Persistent virtual desktops. I would like to also discuss some of my favorite combinations of products that I've used to successfully deliver on VDI projects in the past.Read more >