VDI-in-a-box by Citrix makes the migration to virtual desktops affordable for small and midsized businesses.
VDI-in-a-Box is an easy, affordable, all-in-one desktop virtualization solution that makes the benefits of desktop virtualisation available to every business. Running on off-the-shelf servers, the solution enables IT to deliver centrally-managed virtual desktops to any user, on any device—all for less than the cost of PCs.
Organisations want an effective and efficient it infrastructure without incurring escalating costs.
Whether applied to servers, storage or the desktop, virtualisation technologies can provide organisations with the following business benefits:
- Lower total cost of ownership
- Significantly higher resource utilisation from typical 10% to 75%
- Significantly reduced energy costs
- Enhanced operational flexibility and responsiveness
- Improved manageability
- Reduced hardware and operating costs by as much as 60%
- Reduce the time taken to provision new servers by 70%
- Improve business continuity and disaster recovery capability
Server virtualisation allows you to 'transform' hardware into software by sharing the resource of a single hardware device across multiple environments allowing one physical device to do the job of multiple servers.
Our clients are saving thousands of pounds per annum on their energy bills following the successful deployment of virtual server technologies as well as experiencing lower capital expenditure, higher availability of resources, better management, increased security and improved disaster recovery process.
One physical device can host multiple virtual machines enabling the consolidation of server estates.
Desktop management is manual, expensive and time-consuming.
This is especially so in distributed environments. End users experience the frustrations of downgraded performance as PCs age and updates and patches are applied. Desktop virtualisation technologies enable the centralisation of desktops by creating virtual desktops in the datacentre, making them easier to provision, deploy, secure and backup.
- Reduce the cost of managing desktop PCs
- Increase data security
- Simply administration and improve flexibility
- Improve software provisioning
Delivering applications to users quickly and easily is a major priority.
Application virtualisation eliminates the need to install or manage applications on individual end user devices, making application testing, provisioning, management, security and support easier and less costly. By managing and virtualising applications in the datacentre clients deliver all Windows application to office based and remote users on demand.
The explosion of virtualisation as an IT infrastructure solution has driven a need for shared storage for every type of organisation.
Traditional Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions can be prohibitively expensive when organisations wish to expand their storage across several sites or benefit from enterprise features such as snapshots, continuous data protection, synchronous and asynchronous replication. By implementing virtual storage technologies clients can control and manage their chosen infrastructure solution at significantly lower cost.