Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDi)

Enabling higher asset utilisation and better PC management

While server virtualisation has seen widespread adoption over the last several years, desktop PC virtualisation is now the de facto way of enabling higher asset utilisation and better PC management, without compromising the experience of the end user.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a unique end user virtualisation solution that helps organisations transform their distributed IT architectures into virtualised, open standards based frameworks leveraging centralised IT services and robust application, desktop delivery. It combines hardware, software and services to connect authorised users to platform independent, centrally managed applications.

With Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, users access their complete desktop environment in a virtual machine located in a secure data centre. The desktop virtual machine running on a Server or Blade is an image of a complete PC operating system, application and configurations.

The VDI Architecture

Virtual Desktop Diagram

From any location and over any network, a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solution gives users a single, logical point of access to a single, consistent interface. As virtualised resources don’t run on users’ local computers, access is device independent. Users don’t need powerful hardware and updated operating systems to make the most of their workhorse applications, nor does your organisation need expensive high-speed WAN connections and costly Internet service contracts to optimise the delivery of data and applications.

The ability to deliver anytime, anywhere access to applications and data increases users’ productivity and enables your organisation to easily reap the benefits of a mobile workforce. These next-generation virtualisation solutions may even help organisations attract and keep talented employees who want to work from home or at remote locations.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is designed to significantly reduce IT management costs and complexity, increase a company’s operational flexibility and improve its audit and control processes. Centralised computing enables IT services on demand, with consumption-based pricing and asset management, facilitating a predictable and flexible cost structure.

Core Technology Partners makes the transition to desktop virtualisation easy to achieve and manage with a powerful end-to-end virtualisation solution: IBM System x and BladeCenter servers with Citrix XenDesktop.

Why Core Technology Partners?

Core Technology Partners provide advice, design architecture, procurement and implementation services for technology solutions that will automate your core business processes and reduce the total of cost of managing your IT and communications infrastructure.

Our engagement methodology is based upon proven best practise assessments and discovery audits designed to offer impartial and informed business strategies.

Our truly vendor agnostic approach, combined with an extremely strong knowledge of, and working relationships with all Tier 1 vendors, allows CTP to focus on the right solution and outcome for your business and not promote a particular Vendor or technology.

The accumulated skills and hands on experience of our accredited consultants, solution architects, engineers and support specialists allow us to manage your entire IT infrastructure or act as an extension of your internal IT team. These specialists are supported by a very knowledgeable and professional sales force.

Our staff members are innovative, agile and have the business acumen and industry knowledge to recommend and implement technology solutions that will transform your business processes and deliver the maximum return on your investment.

We continuously invest in systems, processes and go-to-market strategies that will help deliver true competitive advantage to your business.