Zero to Hero! VDI on HCI, in 45 Days or Less!

by Brad Peterson on Aug 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What's possible with next-generation VDI 2.0?

When the customer says “I need you to build a new datacenter from scratch and have virtual desktops and apps up and running in 45 days” what do you do? How is that even possible? If you’re GlobeNet, a managed service provider and Workspot partner out of New Orleans, you make it happen. But they didn't do it in 45 days. GlobeNet had the new datacenter and VDI environment ready in less than a week. But how? When SRP Medical threw down the 45-day challenge, the GlobeNet team knew it was a perfect fit for insanely simple Workspot VDI 2.0 on Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).

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SRP medical is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in developing and leasing healthcare facilities across the Southwestern US, including hospitals and senior care residential facilities. As the organization continues to expand its holdings, they realized they needed datacenter infrastructure and a VDI solution that was very easy to scale, and they found it in the Workspot and Nutanix joint solution offered by GlobeNet.

Kevin Gray, GlobeNet Founder and CEO, originally met Workspot at VMworld 2016, where he became a believer in Workspot cloud-native VDI technology.  The Workspot customer success team helped GlobeNet launch their practice on Workspot shortly thereafter, making them well-prepared to make SRP successful.  They had Nutanix hyperconverged boxes installed in a weekend, and then provisioned the VDI environment for 150 users across 3 locations in hours. If you have experience deploying traditional virtual apps and desktops, you know what a huge achievement that is!

According to Kevin, “The SRP Medical management team was so excited about how smoothly everything went, they are looking to expand the implementation to support additional facilities.”

GlobeNet’s Take: What Customers Need

GlobeNet helps companies of all sizes with their information technology needs. As a Nutanix Ready Partner, GlobeNet is an expert in datacenter design that spans on-premises installations for companies who prefer their own private cloud, to providing fully managed Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solutions from GlobeNet’s Cloud. GlobeNet is also talking to many customers who don’t care to manage datacenter infrastructure and user PCs any longer and are interested in the public cloud and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD). They find that these customers are eager to put the days of hardware refreshes behind them, and it makes sense to reallocate PC refresh budgets to delivering virtual apps and desktops from the cloud.  Many companies want to take a hybrid approach, delivering some apps and desktops from on-premises, and some from the cloud, and that’s Workspot’s sweet spot, because no other solution supports a hybrid approach where you can manage everything from a single pane of glass.  As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, GlobeNet also provides Workspot Cloud Desktops, Cloud Apps and Cloud Workstations on Microsoft Azure for companies who are ready go “all-cloud”.

What's next for GlobeNet, Workspot and Nutanix?

GlobeNet is taking their Workspot and Nutanix expertise into multiple healthcare customers, including hospitals and clinics.  As they showcase the solution to organizations evaluating VDI and published app options, Joel McIntyre, Chief Marketing Officer at GlobeNet says “people are blown away by Workspot’s ease of use, and that is a primary consideration for them as they evaluate VDI solutions. The Workspot solution is really impressing people.”  At Workspot, we couldn't be happier that our next-generation VDI 2.0 solution is delivering tremendous value to customers within hours or days. For organizations looking to streamline or eliminate their datacenter infrastructure and deliver virtual apps, desktops and GPU-accelerated workstations from on-premises, from the cloud, or both, GlobeNet is the team to call for insanely simple VDI. To learn more, contact Kevin or Joel, or schedule a demo here.

 

 

 

 

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