Create a modern data center with a multi-site, cloud-first strategy

by Amitabh Sinha on Feb 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM

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.

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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.

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Workspot VDI 2.0 + DaaS 2.0 is driving the multi-site, cloud-first data center 

The VDI 2.0 and DaaS 2.0 architectures allow customers to modernize their data centers in two phases if they wish to take an incremental approach.

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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.

 

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This post was written by Amitabh Sinha

Amitabh has more than twenty years of experience across enterprise software, end user computing, mobile, and database software. Amitabh co-founded Workspot with Puneet Chawla and Ty Wang in August 2012. Prior to Workspot, Amitabh was the General Manager for Enterprise Desktops and Apps at Citrix Systems. In his five years at Citrix, Amitabh was VP Product Management for XenDesktop and VP Engineering for the Advanced Solutions Group. Amitabh has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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