Many businesses have looked to virtual desktop infrastructure to boost workforce mobility and productivity. However, some IT teams have struggled to get VDI to work effectively – even when they’ve tried to overcome issues with on-premises legacy infrastructure by moving to a cloud-hosted system. Tired of incessant resource demands, performance issues and user complaints, those in the know are turning to Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) from a specialist managed service provider.
What’s The Difference?
VDI in the right hands can be engineered for the most demanding of settings like super users working with graphics-heavy applications like AutoCAD, Revit and Enscape or huge BIM datasets, as well as knowledge workers with basic IT needs. The experience of a specialist MSP with a successful VDI track record in your industry will be invaluable in unlocking the full benefits for your business.
|Self-Managed VDI||DaaS From Creative ITC|
|Business Case||Poor return on investment caused by incurring hefty CapEx costs for hardware refreshes, and growing maintenance costs.||Unlock greater value with savings on data centre space, infrastructure, upgrades, licensing, app deployment, salaries, training and support.|
|Solution Design||Out-of-the-box products wrongly assume all staff have the same VDI needs and cannot overcome issues with legacy infrastructure.||A purpose-built platform with best-of-breed technologies, with tailored VDI profiles right-sized for heavy-graphics users and knowledge workers.|
|Planning||Competing IT priorities and complex projects to manage.||Deep virtualisation knowhow and understanding how industry apps and networks behave to optimise performance.|
|User Experience||Degraded by sub-standard compute or storage resources, WAN connectivity, and device problems||Employees suffer less downtime, with performance identical to or better than they enjoy in the workplace and improved version control.|
|Technical Support||Lack of in-house specialist skills and resources to implement and support long-term VDI deployment.||Best in the business, highly qualified VDI specialists design, deploy, optimise and manage, including 24/7 support and proactive monitoring from our UK Operations Bridge.|
|Budget||Poor optimisation, licencing complexity and difficult usage tracking, result in unpredictable and unplanned VDI costs.||Cost-effective, predictable monthly costs, with different user profiles and flexible credits IT teams can stipulate and reallocate.|
|Future-Proofing||New features, evolving technologies and upgrades incur additional expense.||Benefit from access to the latest technologies and agility to continuously develop the platform FUTURE- further.|
|Scalability||Incur delays and costs when trying to upgrade technologies or expand deployment.||Burst capability to upgrade VDI profiles and add new users to meet fast-changing business needs.|
|Security and Compliance||Unable to allocate VDI workloads and issues managing remote devices to meet security and regulatory compliance.||VDI consumption in a private cloud, on-premise, or using a hybrid model, in one seamless solution, with centralised updates and patch management, and improved data security and built-in DR.|
What Will DaaS Look Like?
Don’t bite off more than you can chew. Be honest about your in-house skillsets and resources to effectively manage VDI long term. Creative’s technical services team is made up of industry-leading specialists, each of whom has or is close to achieving the highest qualifications in their field. They’ll take care of all the heavy lifting – designing, deploying, optimising and ongoing management and support.
We’ll support your team with:
- Desktop management
- Windows licensing
- Access devices
- Gold image creation
We’ll take care of:
- Hardware (servers, storage, backup)
- Software (VMware, server)
- Facilities (datacentre, racks, power and cooling, security)
- Support (power users VDI desktops, 24/7/365 technical support)
A headache-free remote working solution that boosts user experience, collaboration and productivity across your entire workforce, with specialist support freeing up in-house resources for innovation and transformational projects.
What Can I Expect from Creative ITC’S DaaS Solutions?
- Improved user experience, uptime, and productivity
- Eliminates need for large upfront platform investment and expensive refreshes, maintenance training and support
- Faster provisioning, centrally managed updates and reduced helpdesk traffic
- More time to spend on innovation and transformational IT projects
- Smaller storage footprints
- Built-in disaster recovery through geographic data centre redundancy
- Capacity that scales up and down as business needs change
- More agile IT platforms for growth