In the past setting up a virtual desktop infrastructure has been anything but simple. You've needed:
This is a long list, and it might not be a daunting task if you're a virtualization expert that does this for a living but if you were to ask four of your peers with the same skill set to configure a server for desktop virtualization deployment, you would likely end up with five different setups. There is also a decent chance that for one or more of the setups, even if performed by an expert, there would be a problem that would need troubleshooting.
Performing the above list of tasks, even before you start creating an OS template that includes your applications and provisioning new Windows desktop or Windows Server RD Session Host virtual machines will take several hours (if you don't run into any problems). If you run into problems, this can take more than a day.
You may have concluded that you need a virtualization expert to do this, and the virtualization expert also needs to be an expert with the desktop virtualization software you want to use.
What if it were possible for anyone with modest IT knowledge to correctly setup the first server in a desktop virtualization deployment?
What if it were possible to enable any number of people to do this, and to have it all working exactly the way the desktop virtualization software vendor intended?
What if it were also possible to do all of this in about an hour, and to have a working pilot of up to 150 Windows virtual desktops or a few Windows Server RD Session Hosts to support 350 users (with your applications) in two to four hours?
Today, we’ve made this possible. You can now order a Dell PowerEdge Server – either a T630 tower server or an R730 rack-mount server - with the exact configuration needed for desktop virtualization. The Dell Appliance for Wyse - vWorkspace is a server that is pre-loaded with the required software and a super-simple Quick Start Tool so anyone can easily deploy a desktop virtualization environment in a couple of hours.
All you have to do to successfully deploy desktop virtualization is to:
When you're done, you'll have a first server in your new Dell Wyse vWorkspace environment. This first server will support up to 150 VDI users or 350 RDSH users, and you can add additional servers as required.
So if you've been waiting for desktop virtualization to get easy and affordable, your wait is over.