How To Meet The Expectations Of A VDI Project
VDI can be one of the toughest projects an IT organization has to implement, due in a large part to the expectations of the groups involved. Replacing PCs with virtual desktops creates expectations with users that have to get their work done. Buying the high-performance infrastructure to run hundreds of virtual desktops creates expectations with company management that has to write the checks. And in the middle is IT, the group that must balance the needs of the other two with their own expectations, such as simplifying operations and reducing risk.
Moving parts, complexity and risk
VDI projects have so many ‘moving parts’ that IT has to manage. There’s a human component as they strive to deliver a desktop experience that end users will accept and a technical component as they build the infrastructure that can deliver the performance this requires. And of course, there’s a financial component, and even a political one, as IT works to deliver the economics the VDI project promised at the outset.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter.