Is your digital workspace set up for success, even in times of disruption? The key to tackling disruption is to realize the full potential of your data, wherever it resides. Different VDI architectures meet different needs; there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. But there are some key strategies you can implement to prepare your infrastructure for disruption and keep things running smoothly.
Strategy #1 – Cloud
Organizations today are shifting their workforce productivity models from traditional desktop environments to cloud-driven virtual desktop solutions. That means deploying a validated solution, anywhere in the world, to address inefficiencies in managing legacy virtual desktop solutions.
NetApp® Virtual Desktop Service supports Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on major public cloud environments, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud, as well as on-premises environments. It also offers native support for the Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) solution in Microsoft Azure.
Strategy #2 – NetApp HCI
With a hybrid cloud infrastructure, you demand predictable performance for your hybrid cloud on a highly flexible, ultraefficient architecture. Translation—you don’t pay for what you don’t use. By consolidating multiple workloads, you can reduce your TCO by up to 60%. Savings start with predictable performance— each workload delivers on its SLA.
NetApp HCI allows customers to meet the needs of their users with different desktop requirements—for example, task, knowledge, and power users. With independent resource allocation, you can scale resources dynamically. What’s more, resource contention is eliminated, storage performance is 3 times faster, and compute efficiency increases by 22%.
Strategy #3 – Data management
With the continuing growth of data—especially unstructured data—consolidation into the cloud is more important than ever. You need more cost-effective backup and access, keeping your data safe and accessible without breaking the bank.
With NetApp Global File Cache, companies can enable real-time global file sharing for their distributed workforce. This approach allows enterprises to securely consolidate silos of file servers into one cohesive global storage footprint in the public cloud to streamline overall IT management, significantly cut costs, and boost business productivity on a global scale.
As your business adopts a hybrid multicloud approach, you’ll need to create your own unique strategy, probably with some data stored in the public cloud and other data stored on your premises. With the right strategy and solutions, you’ll realize the full potential of your data, wherever it resides.
To learn more about these strategies, and how to prepare your architecture for disruption, check out our Architecture Comparison Guide.