Just this once, this week we’ll be looking at the top 5 myths about VDI. Between bad experiences, negative feedback on the web as well as success stories, it’s hard to get a clear idea about this technology. In this list, we’ll tell you everything about the most common myths about virtualization.
Myth no. 1: Desktop virtualization is always very expensive
When you think about VDI, you need to think about infrastructure, resizing network connections and a VDA license. But note that there are many virtualization solutions offered at a very affordable price. And since at Wisper, we think about your budgets, we’ve even come up with a virtualization solution without a server infrastructure that is turnkey (equipment, service, Windows license and cloud service all included) that will save you up to 40%. We even propose sending you a detailed cost analysis to remove any doubt!
Myth no. 2: Desktop virtualization is a cumbersome and complex technology to implement
Sure, the expression may seem intimidating, but in actuality, there are solutions with astonishing simplicity! Let’s “randomly” look at ceBox®:
- No infrastructure to manage
- A drag-and-drop administration dashboard to manage all your terminals
- One Intel NUC per user, with native use of USB ports, graphics card, sound card, etc.
- A cache optimizer for maximum speed.
And that’s all there is! Child’s play; right?
Obviously, there are much more complex solutions that require technical expertise to set up the solution. But virtualization is tending to become demystified through emerging technologies such as the cloud, which allows for much more simplicity.
Myth no. 3: Desktop virtualization gives poor multimedia performance for my users
It’s true that at one time, VDI solutions were limited to very basic use of word-processing software. It was unthinkable to have HD video, graphics or even 3D. The latencies relating to display forwarding made the user experience quite unpleasant.
But nowadays, things have really changed. With the arrival of VDe, and therefore of ceBox, display forwarding is a thing of the past! The virtual machine is executed locally on the user’s access point. And to top it all off, the virtual machine directly uses the graphic chipset of the motherboard of the Intel NUC, which allows for multimedia performance that is unprecedented in the world of desktop virtualization: high-def video, PAO, CAO, 3D, etc.
Myth no. 4: Desktop virtualization will eat up my bandwidth!
Yet again, this myth is a stubborn one! The impact on VDI on network connections often used to cause problems because indeed, display forwarding could be very greedy and the performances of your network could have been affected.
Luckily, it’s now possible to get rid of display forwarding by turning the user’s machine directly to its access point. The impact of VDI on the network is therefore the same as with a traditional PC: virtually nothing.
No need for resizing your network connections, you can deploy thousands of terminals in only a few simple clicks!
Myth no. 5: Only VMware and Citrix make high-performance virtualization solutions
When speaking about VDI, you might automatically think of VMWare and Citrix. Yes, these older solutions are very well known in the world of virtualization. Yet the myths mentioned above have also been observed with the solutions provided by these two virtualization giants.
Aware of the existing bad rap of the VDI market, Wisper focused its R&D work on 4 of the myths mentioned above: how to propose a solution that performs as well as it saves money, without involving heavy investments relating to resizing the network, all while retaining the advantages of centralization?
This is how ceBox® came about; it is the best solution that reconciles users with computing services. By choosing ceBox®, you can manage your computer stock centrally, without a server infrastructure, all while enjoying unparalleled user service!
And since you need to see it to believe it, feel free to contact our teams for a customized demonstration of the solution!
I hope that this top 5 list has settled things once and for all with these myths about VDI. I’ll see you next month for a brand-new list, where we’ll deal with the top 5 pieces of advice to optimize the management of your computing stock!