Top Five Considerations For Building A Successful VDI Strategy

To make your VDI strategy a reality, desktops, applications, servers, storage, and networking all have to come together. Making the right decision begins with these five considerations. You may be partial to one platform or another based solely on the number of employees you need to support or the structure of your business, but without a well thought map that identifies actual workloads, you could end up over-allocating resources and then overspending to make it right. To get it right the first time, remember this:

  • Start with a thorough and accurate assessment of your organization’s operations and identify the key elements (i.e., business drivers) that produce revenue.
  • Next, consider all the employees behind each business driver and identify their user type and any specific technology needs they require. Collectively, this information translates into workloads from which you can assess your overall physical and virtual requirements.
  • Don’t forget to account for the scope—how many simultaneous users need to be supported—and the scale, which anticipates the user load in the coming months and years.

When you’re armed with this information, you will be able to match your actual needs to the optimal VDI platform and deploy to a cloud model that securely and affordably serves your needs for years to come.