Published: 21 Nov 2011Date: February 1, 2012
What is your strategy around Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Thin Clients? Are you looking at VDI and mobility in same the initiatives? What is the plan to secure access for VDs? What will be the process for the user request, approval, provisioning, retirement for VDs?
In a typical enterprise, the time it takes IT to provision resources directly impacts when employees accomplish their tasks. While a people intensive, loosely defined IT process slows response times by weeks or even months, an automated and scalable solution that completes the provisioning process in less than an hour, can dramatically increase productivity, help reduce costs and free up resources for more strategic tasks.
Businesses large and small are moving quickly to take advantage of the financial, efficiency and environmental advantages of cloud computing. To achieve the many benefits that cloud offers requires both moving to a virtualized converged infrastructure and adopting organizational structures, processes and tools that support IT’s transformation from a reactive technical department to a proactive, strategic partner to the business. One important way to achieve cloud’s benefits is to enable IT as a Service, offering automated data center capabilities as a business service through a user-facing, self-service catalog.
With converged infrastructure, IT organizations lower costs and become more efficient by centralizing IT resource management, consolidating systems, increasing resource utilization and working with one vendor to deliver and support a complete, compatible offering. With greater efficiency and automated services on demand, IT organizations drive business agility while further reducing costs. Service catalog and automation capabilities on virtualized infrastructure are critical tools in an enterprise’s transformation to IT as a Service, and VCE and CA Technologies are teaming to offer a best-of-breed solution for defining and publishing standardized IT offerings to business users on a converged infrastructure.
VDI solution is a high-performance virtual desktop as a service. During this 30 minute presentation CA Technologies will show you how CA Virtual Desktop Automation for Vblock helps increase IT value and agility while reducing costs and risk. It also helps IT standardize fulfillment by automating service delivery processes — from request to approval to fulfillment —reducing labor-intensive tasks and speeding time to service provisioning. It also allows the IT to present the cost of the Virtual desktop service to business by providing capabilities to create invoices for chargeback.