End User Computing
While today's end user computing model has similarities to mainframe computing that dates back to the 1960s, desktop virtualization solutions have fully transformed the end user computing experience. Users access their personalized desktops in the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) using RDP clients that broker the connection with the virtual desktop and display the desktop on the user's device.
The host where the virtual desktop is stored provides the computing power and storage capacity that users require. Because industry leading technology like VMware virtualization allows the host to allocate resources dynamically based on need, the user enjoys a robust, full featured computing experience. When the user runs the virtual desktop in full screen mode, the user experience is seamless.
End User Computing Benefits
The virtual end user computing model has benefits to users, the enterprise, and IT departments:
- Users reap the benefits that modern virtualized data center services provide – a responsive desktop computing environment that avails resources on demand. Also, access to the virtual desktop is not device-dependent. The user can log in using any approved device and have a consistent experience with the enterprise IT solutions that their organization delivers through the VDI.
- The enterprise realizes the cost savings involved in a virtualized server-client computing model. Hardware, energy, and IT personnel expenses commonly decrease. Also, because IT and security policies are easily enforceable in the virtual environment, the enterprise as a whole can maintain a reliable access management strategy for computer-based resources and better protect its intellection property and other sensitive data.
- IT departments see the most palpable benefits, which ultimately result in less burden on IT personnel. Many common responsibilities can be automated, including system and application provisioning, and the rollout of platform and application updates. Additionally, the ease of drive imaging and deployment makes the task of supporting numerous desktop platform types (for example, Windows, Apple, and UNIX-based platforms) manageable.
End User Computing Solutions from VCE, the Converged Infrastructure Leader
VCE Vblock™ Systems pre-integrate Cisco servers and networking components, EMC storage and data protection, and VMware virtualization software into complete infrastructure stacks ready-made to support data center virtualization and cloud computing. Vblock Systems enable organizations of all sizes to quickly and confidently modernize their IT infrastructure in order to support end user computing and other IT as a Service (ITaaS) offerings.
The Vblock™ Desktop Virtualization System features state-of-art virtualization technology from VMware and can support from 1 to 1500 desktops per Vblock instance. VCE also offers professional services to help you plan, deploy, and optimize your Vblock end user computing solution.
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