FLEXXIBLE IT BLOG
Desktop as a Service — The New Future of VDI
Bold statement: 2022 will be the year of VDI – Just kidding!
The reality is that the last 18 plus months have catapulted the conversation around Desktop as a Service, VDI, EUC, and Remote Applications forefront of every CIOs or CTOs IT strategy. Desktop as a Service is the evolution of VDI; it simplifies the management and options that once hindered VDI adoption are now making digital workspaces a fast reality.
Three questions come to mind when thinking about Desktop as a Service (DaaS):
- What about my current implementation of Citrix or VMware; can I enable DaaS on that investment?
- Why should I lock in with a single vendor; I need choice in the future.
- How can I simplify my DaaS deployment; my end-users experience matters, and I need to solve their issues quickly.
The reality is, the cloud should have no boundaries, and you should have the ability to define DaaS as you see fit!
Problem #1: Extending Your Current Investment
The simple fact is, the data center is not going away, and in fact, edge computing remains just as crucial as DaaS. Data centers will be optimized for cooling, power, and space. Parallel, vendors like Citrix and VMware pressure customers to move to a subscription and their cloud control planes, making customers unsure of their future. Then there is Microsoft AVD and Cloud PC muddying the waters of whether to dump on-premises workloads entirely or not.
What if the answer was simple? Well, it is…
FlexxDesktop offers the possibility and flexibility to bridge current on-premises infrastructure and the public cloud without any upfront investment. FlexxDesktop brings the advantages of the pay-as-you-go public cloud to on-premises from day one, ensuring optimal user experience while users are migrating to the public cloud. Enterprises can combine virtualization platforms, clouds, and data centers to deliver virtual desktops and applications on-premises and in the public cloud.
Problem #2: Preventing Vendor Lock-In
I don’t know about you, but I can’t plan more than two weeks most times. Kids, school activities, sports, work, and more make it highly challenging to schedule anything. The same goes for software investments; how can you commit to a two, three, or five-year plan when you are uncertain of the future. Certain vendors are expecting their customers to pay 3X their initial investment to migrate to their subscription platform. That is a big CAPEX hit to your overall IT budget.
There is a better way…
FlexxDesktop enables pay-as-you-grow. Pay for what you consume: the number of end-users, the hardware in your data center, and your consumption in the cloud. FlexxDesktop offers you the ability to pay-as-you-grow, combining on-premises with public cloud, giving you an OPEX model that works. In short, no up-front investment, monthly billing, and peace of mind.
Problem #3: Simplified Management for our End-Users
Management has been the center of any cloud concept and arguably overused. Let’s approach it a different way and put our end-user at the center. These 18+ months have moved a majority of us to be “hybrid workers,” and with that comes a need to ensure a standard of service that meets our end-users demands. Digital employee experience is the buzzword, but frankly, it is essential. When end-users call the helpdesk, they need their problem solved efficiently and free of complexity.
Moving to a hybrid DaaS strategy can create a complex support paradigm, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
FlexxDesktop unifies the data center with the cloud, creating simplified management for the helpdesk, so they can be focused on two things, making end-users happy and productive. FlexxDesktop has reporting, monitoring, automation, and troubleshooting all in one place for all supported vendors. With integration with Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft, you can truly enable DaaS in any data center, edge, or cloud.
FlexxDesktop goal is simple: to enable the future of DaaS, where edge computing and cloud computing converge, allowing desktops to run anywhere or everywhere. It enables DaaS to enhance the digital experience for any end-user through a simplified management architecture built for any cloud or data center.
Flexxible IT will give an overview and highlight the key features of FlexxDesktop via a webinar on November 3, 2021, at 11:00 AM EST. You can register here.
For information on FlexxDesktop, click here.