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Getting user-centric computing and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) right the first time

by Randy Littleson

It seems everywhere you turn, IT people are talking about the move towards user-centric computing and desktop virtualization.  These are the latest trends impacting IT and the potential benefits and implications are significant.  They promise highly efficient desktop management, improved resource utilization, stronger security, greater protection of user data and substantially lower desktop costs. 

Unfortunately, many desktop virtualization projects to date have either stalled or flat out failed.  Why is that?  It’s most commonly because IT lacks visibility into how users and desktop applications consume resources such as network bandwidth, storage, CPU and memory.  Getting user-centric computing and desktop virtualization projects right requires a detailed understanding of how these factors interact with each other so that the appropriate planning, design and implementation can be completed to ensure the project is successful.  Without this insight, the migration to virtual desktops is time consuming, disruptive and risky. 

Flexera Software has long been a leader in powering an enterprises’ Application Readiness process – a process that ensures that applications are successfully deployed and delivering the business value they were intended to provide.  Today, Flexera Software has introduced the latest capability in our Application Readiness solution set – a Virtual Desktop Assessment solution to help IT deliver successful user-centric computing and desktop virtualization projects. 

AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Assessment monitors key system behaviors of computers, users and applications, capturing and summarizing detailed data that helps gauge virtualization suitability.  It’s a vendor-agnostic solution that helps you make informed decisions and enhance your virtualization strategy, whether that strategy includes Microsoft App-V™, VMware® ThinApp™ or Citrix® XenApp™. 

To learn more, you can read the press release: Flexera Software Announces New AdminStudio Virtual Desktop Assessment Tool for Planning Migrations to User-Centric Computing and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)


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