VDI Express

A risk-free, OpEx-based model for a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution

Moving to a virtual desktop infrastructure presents modern businesses with an opportunity to solve the traditional desktop management challenge: How to secure user data; support Bring-you-own-Device (BYOD); enable greater workforce flexibility through remote working; reduce the burden of desktop management and ultimately save the business money by reducing spend on under-utilized desktops and laptops. One of the key challenges for delivering a successful VDI solution is picking the right infrastructure that provides the needed linear scalability and performance to provide a superior user experience.

Eurotech has combined years of experience in IT service delivery and enterprise solution implementation to provide a turn-key on-premise VDI solution that can be deployed and integrated into the customer environment in a few hours and remains under the full administrative control of the customer. VDI-Express provides customers with a seamless VDI experience that allows on-premise IT staff to focus on value-adding services such as user management and application delivery rather than infrastructure management. VDI-Express also eliminates the commercial and technical risk inherent in VDI projects and helps your business realize the full benefits of such a solution with a rapid time to value. Because it is delivered as an OpEx-based £/desktop/month model, there is no up-front CapEx investment needed.

Scope of VDI-Express

VDI-Express is delivered to the customer on-premise or in a co-lo facility. It includes the following:

Nutanix Core Infrastructure — The world’s leading VDI infrastructure solution, offering flash performance and unlimited linear scalability, packaged in an easy to manage appliance, incorporating VMware or Nutanix Acropolis as the hypervisor.

Nvidia GRID GPU (Optional) — Pre-installed in the Nutanix appliance, the Nvidia GRID Graphics Processing Units (GPU) allow for 3D VDI sessions to be delivered to users across both LAN and WAN networks.

VMware Horizon View or Citrix Xen Desktop (Optional, customer licensed) — Choose from the world’s leading VDI orchestration and management solutions, allowing for advanced desktop management features to reduce administrative overhead.

Eurotech will work with the customer to integrate VDI-Express into their network; connect into the existing Active Directory infrastructure; deploy all the VDI infrastructure servers (optional) and configure the VDI Database Servers (requires an existing SQL server instance, not included). Note: Desktop and VMware/Citrix licensing is generally out of scope of the service and remains the responsibility of the end customer. Eurotech can provide all licenses on a CapEx basis to deliver an end-to-end service stack. Minimum terms apply. Due to VMware licensing restrictions, some infrastructure servers may need to be hosted on existing Client hardware.

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