Expert VDI and Enterprise Mobility Assessments Put You on the Right Track to Success

IOP requirements in a VDI or enterprise mobility environment are one of the make or break items for any solution design. An environment may be running fine initially, then at some point, all disk IOPs are consumed, disk latency spikes, and users cannot do their jobs because their virtual desktops are suddenly rendered inoperable. It’s a lose-lose scenario.

cStor solution architects dive in to truly understand your architecture, environment, user needs and potential scalability requirements. Outputs from our assessment project feed our expert team the necessary data they need to create a comprehensive plan to advance your VDI and mobility capabilities so your team can more efficiently and effectively support a wide spectrum of users and devices.

Better still, our experts build into every assessment recommended best practices most relevant to your deployment, including:

  • Benchmark & Size to evaluate utilization and IO and application usage
  • Image Management to create a strategy, separate user profiles and harvest existing settings
  • Monitoring & Improvement to manage the user experience, monitor images and adjust storage and memory as needed
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5 TACTICS FOR SUCCESSFULLY OPERATIONALIZING VDI & MOBILITY

Use Layering to Deliver Applications

With layering, operating systems and all applications can be packaged separately and then combined using file system and registry virtualization.

Use Next-Generation Arrays for Storage

Successful projects depend on high performance storage. The newer storage solutions also recognize that virtual infrastructure administrators live in the world of vCenter and SCVMM.

Offload Management of One-Off Apps

End users can be trusted to install their own apps without worrying about interfering with system or application layers, taking the burden off IT staff who are then better equipped to operationalize.

Empower Service Desk with More

Empower your tier 1 service desk to handle desktop break/fix as well as backup/recovery to simplify management and speed issue resolution without disrupting the business.

Reduce Management Consoles to 1

A simple, comprehensive virtual desktop management and mobility solution is needed to make systems in the cloud easy to manage for lean IT staffs and Tier 1 administrators.

TOP REASONS VDI & MOBILITY PROJECTS FAIL & FAST FIXES TO GET THEM ON TRACK
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Source: Unidesk, “Top Reasons VDI Projects Fail (and How to Avoid Them)”

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AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage

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SysTrack Desktop Assessment FAQ

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