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Is VDI right for your business?
June 6, 2012
Many companies are investigating Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for good reason. By managing multiple user experiences from the Cloud or a data center, organizations enjoy many benefits. Flexible locations, scalability and standardization of processes are all possible with VDI. Instead of purchasing a separate desktop for every employee, administrators create a virtual one that allows users to access what they need.
A couple of things to remember about VDI: It is not a panacea, and you must have a robust network in place for success. Before implementing VDI, it is important to review what you expect from it. Just like any technology initiative, if you don’t have a clear objective, it is very difficult to gauge success or realize the desired ROI of the project.
So once you’ve established a definite business goal and you’re sure that VDI is the solution, it is time to look at your network. Users want and expect a predictable experience — no surprises. To get optimal results from VDI, a superior, private and safe network is essential.
tw telecom has a national, robust Ethernet network that supports regional VDI architectures and fail-safe systems, so users can always rely on their connectivity. In addition, Sosh Samuel, tw telecom'sSenior Director of Technology Services, suggests, "The stability of tw telecom’sBusiness Ethernet network means that WAN engineers don’t have to deal with the variability of subgrade WAN solutions, so the performance engineering process is smoother. They can focus on delivering a predictable experience to VDI users."
tw telecom understands that businesses and individuals expect a lot from their networks. Everything from data and voice to videoconferencing and VDI are brought together onto the network, placing serious demands on the system. A fast, secure, and ultra-reliable network is the foundation for many business activities -- including VDI.