Virtual Desktops from CWPS – Transforming IT in the Office

Virtual Desktop InfrastructureA virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) provides users with desktops and applications on their computers, notebooks, and mobile clients. They get direct access to data and features – stored and managed in the data center as if they were loaded on their local devices. IT Managers get peace of mind with a comprehensive solution set that offers the following advantages:

Stronger security – Virtual desktops are hosted in the corporate data center, which better protects employees and information from malicious viruses and Trojan attacks.

Business continuity – With desktops and data hosted in the corporate data center, it is easier to back-up and archive according to your organizational policies. Restores are easier too, providing consistent end-user availability of desktops and protection from outages due to PC failures.

Risk mitigation – Since desktops, apps and critical information are hosted in the corporate data center, nothing ever leaves the corporate campus. Access devices are password protected and transmissions between the data center are encrypted. IT staff can even monitor and prevent data downloads to external devices.

Higher employee satisfaction – Employees can use any device (thin clients, laptops, desktops, tablets, smartphones), running any operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Linux, etc.) to access their desktops, which are hosted and managed in the corporate data center. Their experience will be on par with, if not better than, the experience they have with their current desktop/laptop, with the environment being far more secure for everyone.

Streamlined compliance – Your organization has the tools required to stay in complete industry and regulatory compliance. You can run reports and ascertain compliance for your specific industry - healthcare, finance, government, education.

Virtual Desktop solutions are implemented by CWPS in partnership with industry leaders, who have proven expertise and experience deploying the entire solution stack. CWPS provides a single point of contact for everything.

A successful Virtual Desktop implementation starts with planning. Let's get the conversation started. Contact us today: (877) 297-7472 or connect@cwps.com.

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Nimble Storage, Cisco & VMware Simplify the Journey to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - VDIMany businesses are ready to make the move to Virtual Desktops and an integrated, virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI). They want to exploit the compelling benefits - both economic and operational - that are driving this popular approach to managing IT. But taking on the transition can be intimidating. That's where CWPS comes in.

Proven Recipe for Success
Working with Nimble Storage's SmartStack solution coupled with Cisco and VMware technology, we can deliver a cost-effective, validated datacenter platform for VDI. All compute, network, storage, and virtualization components work together out-of-the-box. This joint solution can be quickly deployed, is easy to manage, and delivers the performance and capacity you need. It includes:

- Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) servers & switches
- Nimble Storage CS-Series storage arrays
- VMware View, vSphere, and vCenter

Low-Touch, High-Performance Operations

Just some of the advantages IT teams appreciate about this pre-built VDI platform:

- Scale on demand
- Simplified patch operations and desktop upgrades
- 30 to 75% reduction in storage footprints
- Built-in redundant components, no single point of failure
- Proactive monitoring and reporting
- Snapshots for instant backups and fast restores
- Less end-user disruption and fewer calls to the help desk
- Easier application rollouts

Let's talk more about your business case for VDI... Please join us when our VDI experts offer their next live seminar (pictured above is Jason Waldrop of CWPS presenting on Sept. 12 at Cisco's Herndon offices).

Meanwhile, your local CWPS team can meet with you to discuss a roadmap that can make VDI happen. Contact us today at: (877) 297-7472 or connect@cwps.com.

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How a Hosted Virtual Desktop Keeps You Up-to-Speed & Up-to-Date

Benefits of a Hosted Virtual DesktopIn the world of “virtual desktops” a user's operating system, apps and files are hosted and managed in the data center. Each user’s individualized desktop configuration is accessed over a wireless or wired network from any device — PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone — just by logging in with a username and password.

Hosted virtual desktops not only support more mobile work styles and enable impressive productivity gains, they ease the IT management burden:

  • Rebuilding an infected, bogged-down computer is accomplished simply by calling up and reloading the saved image of a user's PC. Everything boots up refreshed, including the user’s personalized desktop configuration.
  • The use of authorized corporate software is much easier to enforce.
  • Software upgrades and patches are centrally controlled. The days of updating one user at a time are over.
  • The use of automated backup tools ensures that no PC or user's data is left behind.

Want to learn more about hosted virtual desktops? The experts at CWPS can help you map out a Cloud solution to help your business get to the next level. Contact us today at: (877) 297-7472 or connect@cwps.com.