The consumerization of technology, Apple being the biggest culprit, has led to IT departments being inundated with requests to connect a vast array of devices to the corporate network, also known as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). There are a number of issues that need to be resolved to enable this to happen securely and effectively. I have already touched on the need for a secure, robust and reliable wireless network, with Meru Network 4th Generation wireless coming top of the class. Another area which you need to get right to deliver BYOD is Virtual Desktop Integration (VDI).
Up until recently your only real choice was to go Citrix or VMware, build your own servers with a NAS backend, fibre channels or iSCSI and hope you get your Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) correct to support the number of virtual desktops you require - pretty tricky stuff. In fact you need your IT personnel to have a whole load of new skills to put this together, and the results are not always guaranteed, especially if you are a mid market sized company with an over stretched IT department.
This is where Pivot 3 and their vSTAC VDI, with VMware View rapid deployment comes into its own. Pivot3 take the hard work out of deploying VDI, in fact you can have you new system up and running in less than 60 minutes. Ok, there are a number of considerations you need to take in to account, but Pivot3 have made VDI appliance based, providing you with a guarantee that its going work. Simply stack vSTAC VDI appliances and support between 100 and 1000 Virtual desktops in a secure and reliable manner.
This really is a revolution in the way VDI is handled, work different with Building Zones and contact us to arrange a test drive.