Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an incredibly efficient and cost effective way to manage workspaces and applications for small to very large groups of users. As we all get sorted around our new work from home routines, many companies are no doubt now testing the limitations of their VDI deployments. Standard problems such as 9:00 AM boot storms, challenges with redundancy and overprovisioning, synchronization, and other known issues are likely being exacerbated by an unprecedented number of first-time work-from-homers.
The ability to keep remote workers connected will be critical in the coming months. IT users can deploy composable infrastructure solutions to unlock static, converged hardware for use as discreet resources that can be pooled and utilized on-demand as required by virtualized workloads. With a record remote workforce and IT budgets that are increasingly unlikely to budge for the time being, composability helps IT maximize existing datacenter footprints while adding disaggregated accelerators such as NVMe, GPU, FPGA, and Intel Optane memory extensions as needed, without having to commit to another bundled hardware stack in order to scale.
Divert resources to manage surges in data activity such as boot storms for VDI without the need to overprovision resources that remain idle for much of the work day. With the ability to create bare-metal servers on demand, IT users can even maximize existing VMware licenses without having to incur additional costs with the addition of physical server systems.
By adding composability IT gets the benefits of VDI, including centralized management and control, and the enhanced standardization, security, and compliance that come with it, supported by an adaptive infrastructure that can move resources to match data activity. Find out how by downloading Liqid’s white paper, “Why Should Enterprises Move to a True Composable Infrastructure Solution,” today and begin mapping out your data center’s transformation free from vendor lock that can be detrimental to innovation.