VMware Horizon Fast Track Program
Looking to make the move to desktop virtualization but worried that the business case won't add up? VMware has just introduced a number of high-performance, fully validated desktop architectures that are simple to deploy, highly scalable, and extremely cost-effective. In fact, many of these solutions are so cost-effective-they will allow you to get started for less than the cost of a physical PC.*
Designs that Offer Unbeatable Price-to-Performance Ratios
How Do We Do It?
When you move to desktop virtualization there are many components to be considered. Not only do you need to evaluate desktop virtualization software, but you will also need to understand your user profiles and architect your storage, networking and servers to best support your end users and their requirements. And storage can often be a huge bottleneck-absorbing as much as 40-60% of the cost of any VDI rollout. In addition "traditional" storage can be difficult to manage. This is why choosing the right storage and architecture is critical.
The good news is-there are many new high-capacity disks, hybrid arrays, and Flash-based storage technologies out there that help drive down costs while still ensuring high levels of throughput and lower latencies. VMware Horizon View additionally provides many storage optimizations, including storage tiering, linked clones, VCAI and SE Sparse. When you pair Horizon View with these storage offerings you have an unbeatable combination.
VMware has tested and validated these solutions to provide you with quick and easy blueprints to get started. So whether you are rolling out 200 or 1000s of Horizon View seats, the vFast Track architectures ensure that the deployment will be cost-effective, will meet use requirements, and will scale linearly and predictably.
Cisco, VMware Horizon View and Fusion-io
Ideal for floating pools of users, this powerful solution takes advantage of industry-leading virtualization acceleration. Providing an outstanding experience for end users is as simple as adding in a Fusion-io Drive, which easily scales to support over 100 users with extremely low latency performance.
VMware Horizon View and Tintri
Extremely easy to install, setup and use – Tintri with VMware Horizon View can go from power-on to first VMs in less than 30 minutes. Tintri's flash-first hybrid architecture ensures that dedicated and floating pools of users have great performance and that IT can scale out VDI storage easily and cost-effectively.
* The cost per desktop cited only includes the cost of servers, networking, storage (required for the virtual desktop),the VMware Horizon View license and Thin Client (assumes $250 cost for Thin Client). It does not include the cost of the peripheral devices, added persona management or MS OS licensing costs. Assumes fully loaded physical PC costs of $750 (2/2013).