VDI: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! (Well, Almost....)

Author: Brad Peterson

Publish on: Jun 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Workspot & Hewlett Packard Enterprise team up

Everyone wants to deploy virtual desktops as fast as possible. Up until now, however, the process has been painfully complicated and slow going. VMware and Citrix’s technology requires 9-12 months for installation, configuration and desktop rollout. And then, if that wasn't enough, newer versions come along and force you to do it all over again, or wait, and get caught with a tired old system. VDI is a great idea, but it has proven to be more difficult than promised for some time.

Workspot and HPE to create fast VDI

Thankfully, we’re not the only ones working to solve this problem. We’ve been forming partnerships with other companies in the industry to ensure that deploying virtual desktops is as fast and painless as possible. One of our newest partners is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Recently, they released a new solution that they’re calling Hyper Converged 380 (HC 380). It offers a highly available next generation server and storage infrastructure that can be deployed and configured in 15 minutes.

Remember, we provide a solution that doesn’t take much longer to deploy than that: Workspot VDI 2.0 can be deployed in production in just 60 minutes. Add them together and what do you get? Super fast virtual desktop deployment with no hassle. We’re really excited about the possibilities of this partnership and we hope you are too. Here are the Top 3 reasons why our partnership with HPE is great news for you.

#1: You can deploy VDI extremely fast

We’ll say it again: You can get desktop virtualization up and running in less than an hour and a half. Imagine deploying enterprise class virtual desktop infrastructure at a single data center and at multiple branch offices for as many as 550 users in 1 day. Compare that to Citrix and VMware’s 9+ months.

It’s possible because HPE and Workspot are transforming hybrid infrastructure. HPE’s hyper-converged appliance offers a highly available virtualized server and storage infrastructure that can be configured in minutes. Combine this solution with Workspot’s unique cloud native architecture to get insanely simplified virtual desktops. Speedy rollout has a huge benefit, too. You can enjoy the results of your labor on the same day: It’s ready to use immediately.

#2: Your VDI will be easy and cost-effective to maintain

A fast rollout symbolizes what this Workspot/HPE solution is all about. It’s so fast to deploy because it’s super simple. This simplicity extends to all aspects of the solution, including maintenance. In the typical VDI scenario, the backend is so complex that it’s difficult to maintain. As a result, IT spends a huge amount of time troubleshooting. Those extra man-hours add up, leading to an ever-growing OpEx budget. With our solution, not only is CapEx significantly reduced, so is OpEx.

Our combined solution is so simple because IT generalists can perform both management and scaling tasks. The HC 380 solution streamlines operations by automating configuration for IT administrators using HPE OneView and intuitive wizards. Additionally, Workspot’s cloud management plane scales instantly. No additional components or capacity planning and sizing are required.

#3: You won’t need to hire expensive, hard-to-find IT consultants

Speaking of being designed for IT generalists—you no longer need to hire any IT consultants for VDI. Not for deployment. Not for management. Thanks to Workspot and HPE’s unique hybrid cloud architecture, your VDI will require fewer resources to operate. Again translating into significantly reduced OpEx.

Interested in learning more? Download our HPE Reference Architecture white paper, which will give you detailed information about exactly how deployment will work for you.

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