The time for desktop virtualisation has come. In a recent report, Gartner predicted a large upswing in virtualisation solutions over the coming years, as organisations look to refresh and rethink how knowledge workers gain access to information. Many organisations have delayed this refresh as they struggle with challenges around migrating to Windows 7 / 8, and are now trying to understand how to support the mobile workforce and bring your own device strategies while protecting information assets that reside on the desktop.
At Dimension Data, we know that clients want to understand what desktop and application virtualisation solutions exist, and what suits their needs best. We are about to re-launch our Next Generation Desktop assessment, which will bring desktop and application virtualisation solutions to our clients in three ways:
- Our Consulting and Professional Services teams can lead engagements for clients looking for a best of breed solution across multiple vendors (e. g. Citrix, VMware, and Cisco UCS);
- Our Microsoft Solutions team can continue to enable solutions in their arena with newly refreshed sales and marketing collateral, and lead the virtualisation journey for clients that have a need for a Microsoft or Citrix based solution; and
- Our Data Centre Solutions team can now deliver VMware based solutions, driving deployment of UCS servers and storage solutions to enable our clients’ data centres to support desktop virtualisation infrastructure.
We believe this latest revision of the Next Generation Desktop assessment can truly help our clients accelerate towards desktop and application virtualisation. It draws upon our experience in delivering desktop virtualisation solutions, while expanding the service to incorporate additional virtualisation solutions in the data centre as well as assessing and refreshing client networks to enable virtual desktop solutions.
I’m very excited to launch the Next Generation Desktop assessment. No matter which desktop solution is right for our clients, Dimension Data has an optimal solution for them, and the multiple lines of business to help clients achieve their goals.