The legacy data center for EUC
VDI 1.0 customers were stuck with deploying complex, legacy, on-prem stacks in multiple data centers around the world. These caused numerous issues with multi-site deployments, database replication, WAN issues, etc. As a result, many customers chose not to deploy multiple sites and forced all their users to connect via high latency networks to one or two data centers.
The cloud-first data center
The cloud forces us to re-think this architecture and affords organizations the opportunity to build the data center of the future. IT no longer has to create a data center in other geographies. They can choose to run their desktops and apps in a cloud data center. Let Microsoft worry about creating efficient data centers across the world! With Azure and Workspot, IT can focus on more pressing matters.
In the cloud-first data center world, an American company may have one main data center in St. Louis and cloud data centers in Singapore and Ireland. A Japanese company may have one main data center in Osaka and cloud data centers in Eastern US and the other in Germany.
Workspot VDI 2.0 + DaaS 2.0
Workspot provides a single cloud-native platform that enables IT to deploy desktops and apps either in Azure or on-premises. With VDI 2.0, the control plane is in the cloud, while the desktops and apps run on-premises. With DaaS 2.0, the desktops and apps run in Azure.
Workspot VDI 2.0 + DaaS 2.0 is driving the multi-site, cloud-first data center
In the first phase, they can move VDI management/control to the cloud with Workspot VDI 2.0. In parallel, they can eliminate data centers and reduce cost in distant geographies by moving to the cloud.
In the second phase, they can simplify their existing data centers by deploying hyper-converged infrastructure. In a cloud-first world with VDI 2.0 and DaaS 2.0, customers can respond to business needs exponentially faster. They can deploy desktops and apps to users in a new geography or a new acquisition in days - not the months (or sometimes years) it takes to roll out traditional VDI solutions. They can scale the number of users in hours or days vs. months. They can deploy backup capabilities at a fraction of the cost of traditional business continuity solutions. All of these benefits add up to significant business value in the form of greater productivity, streamlined IT, efficient use of energy and re-allocation of IT resources to higher-value projects.