Desktop and Application Virtualization

Want to reduce desktop and application management costs and complexities?

Tired of the high costs associated with installing, updating, patching and supporting applications and desktops that have to be constantly managed at each user’s desk and PC?

A virtual desktop environment solves these and many other IT problems arising from traditional desktop and application deployment.

But where should these desktops and apps be hosted?  In your own data center?  In the cloud by a third-party?

And which vendor(s) should you choose?

We can help you develop a safe, viable desktop and application virtualization strategy and implementation to:

  • Reduce desktop maintenance costs
  • Reduce application delivery costs
  • Simplify and expedite application and desktop image roll-outs
  • Enable working from home and abroad
  • Simplify IT infrastructure
  • Move these workload to where they benefit the business most, with the least amount of risk to your company and your data

 

Where should the desktops and applications be hosted?

One of the key questions to be answered is where best to host the desktops and applications, along with your servers and critical business data.  There are several options available:

1) In your own private data centers as a “private cloud”

2) In a third-party data center hosted in the cloud

It’s only recently options have become mature enough to be viable for hosting your Windows desktops, servers and data cost-effectively and securely in the cloud.

Traditionally, one had to invest heavily in a private data center, server equipment, virtualization software and IT staff in order to deliver Windows desktops and applications.  While this traditional approach has its merits and advantages, it is the most costly approach to take.

Today, there are alternatives to using your own private data center, which provide cost and other business advantages.

We can help you develop the desktop and application delivery strategy that best meets your company’s needs, in terms of costs, security, risks and IT operations.

 

Which vendors and technologies should we choose?

There are many different vendors with slightly different technologies and approaches to delivering Windows desktops and applications using virtualization technology available today.  Each of these vendor technologies have advantages and disadvantages – that may not be obvious until you’ve already invested in them and committed to a particular vendor and approach.

We can help you choose a desktop and application delivery strategy that meets your particular needs, budget and operational circumstances.  Since we are not directly aligned with or compensated by the vendors, as independent consultants, we always have your best interests at heart as our customer, and can guide you toward the best possible solution for your company.

 

What are your qualifications to assist us with desktop and application virtualization solutions?

Mr. Braddy served as Chief Technology Officer of Virtual-Q from 2011 to early 2012, designing, developing and supporting cloud-hosted virtual desktop and Windows server solutions. During this time, he gained firsthand knowledge and experience with all aspects of IT operations in support of dozens of actual customer implementations of hosted Windows domains, including virtual Windows desktops, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2, SharePoint and related technologies.  All of these hosted solutions designed and built atusing VMware ESXi and network-attached storage running over 1GbE and 10GbE high-availability networks.

Mr. Braddy also spent 6 years with CITRIX Systems, where he led product management and technologies associated with Citrix XenApp® and XenDesktop® products.  As Chief Technology Officer and Vice-President of Product Management, Mr. Braddy gained extensive experience working with a broad range of clients and industries.

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