Friday, November 16, 2012

Citrix VDI In A Box: How Does It Really Help

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to virtualisation comes with the fact that you are dealing with new technology that is new to your organization. One recommendation is to get Citrix managed support services for your company to handle the new technology and have it implemented, maintained and managed across your organization.

Citrix managed support services can reduce the time, complexity and cost in the virtualisation process. But organizations might not be able to afford or might be uncomfortable with Citrix managed support services being offered by some providers. Fortunately, there is Citrix VDI in a Box to help them.

VDI in a Box is so simple that even desktop administrators can set it up and manage it in the long run. It allows you take advantage of the benefits associated with desktop virtualization without the attendant high costs and complexity.

The benefits of Citrix VDI in a Box are as follows:

1. Save costs.

You will be able to get your virtual desktop infrastructure up and going in no time without having to pay for expensive infrastructure and costly overheads of providing servers, storage, database servers, connection brokers, load balancers and others. These extraneous costs represent about 60% of the cost to virtualize a desktop. In fact, you can have a virtual desktop for only about $260 to $475 each.

At this price range, it is much cheaper than buying a new PC.

2. More powerful machines for your employees to use.

You can repurpose an existing PC or just use a tablet and you would have very powerful machines at your fingertips with Citrix VDI in a Box.

3. You would have longer periods before you will need to have a PC refresh.

4. Citrix VDI in a Boxalso allows your employees to work anywhere using any device they prefer. As long as they have an HDX-enabled PC, Mac, tablets or smartphones, they can use the Citrix Receiver and get to work anywhere!

5. Give users their own personalised desktops. Various users could have their own desktops that they can install their applications on. They could also personalize and configure these.

6. More features such as high availability, virtual IP address grid-wise, Follow-me desktops, apps and data, among others.

7. Easy to manage.

All of your VDI in a Box may be centrally managed. You could have an automated policy-based management system to help cut support costs.

8. Others.

VDI in a Box are very easy to install. All you need is the software and a server with a hypervisor. You just load the software on your server and it is good to go. What's more, you can scale it up or down by adding or removing servers on the grid depending on your needs. You do not have to redesign anything.

If you do not have the budget or the personnel to handle virtualisation in your organization, then you might find help with a company that provides Citrix managed support services. But if you find yourself in a tight spot, you can rely on Citrix VDI in a Box to easily and quickly virtualize any desktop and save on costs in the process.

Netpros is a UK-based IT company that specializes in Citrix remote working. It has over 19 years hands on experience of delivering end to end IT Services and virtualization solutions to SMEs. The company has a team of highly skilled technical architects and Citrix consultants. Netpros has the expertise to deliver Citrix Managed Support Services and can help you make the most of this important new technology by integrating it seamlessly into your business. Moving your desktop into centralized and virtualized environment may sound like a big step, but once you've taken it you'll never look back.

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