Due to the spread of COVID-19, the world is adjusting to a “new normal”—working from home. Many companies have increased or changed their virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) footprint to meet the demands of their users who are working from home, whether they are the developers who are creating applications for the end users or customers, or the customers or end users who employ these applications. End-user computing (EUC) solutions were created to meet these demands across many workloads, on premises, in the cloud, or remote.
The NetApp® HCI, NVIDIA, and VMware solution aims to address every possible workload for an EUC remote connected infrastructure. These proven NetApp EUC and VDI solutions are not a response to the current crisis; they’ve been available for several years. Through simplicity to scale, flexible architecture, and guaranteed performance, NetApp HCI is the foundation of any complete VDI solution, local or remote. NetApp’s vast portfolio of cloud products and NAS products and our trusted partnerships combine to create an EUC solution that is built for the present and the future.
NetApp is proud to be a presenter at the VMUG Virtual EUC Day. For the event, we created a video that explains NetApp products for VMware Horizon View. The video describes what makes NetApp HCI the number one choice as the foundation for any EUC solution. Whether customers need to move to the cloud or to a remote connected infrastructure that is on their premises, NetApp has the hybrid cloud products to meet their needs. The flexibility to grow their existing on-premises infrastructure based on what they need when they need it is what makes NetApp’s EUC and VDI products superior.
In addition, it’s fast and simple to grow VDIs in the cloud with Horizon View Cloud and Azure NetApp Files. With the cloud, there’s no hardware infrastructure procurement and installation process. The following figure shows a NetApp hybrid cloud example of Horizon View Cloud with Azure NetApp Files in Azure and NetApp HCI and AFF for on-premises VDI sessions and VDI CIFS requirements (profiles and home directories). Here are some of the benefits of using NetApp HCI and AFF for on premises and Azure NetApp Files for Azure:
Chris (C-Rod) Rodriguez is a EUC/VDI infrastructure specialist at NetApp and is in NetApp engineering. C-Rod has worked with all primary product lines at NetApp in a VDI capacity. In EUC/VDI engineering at NetApp, C-Rod has conducted many VDI reference architectures, VDI sales enablement documentation, VDI customer presentations, and VDI post sales installations. C-Rod has 30 years of VDI experience and he has been working with VMware Horizon View since the beginning and he has worked with Citrix since 1990. In addition, he has worked with many other small third-party VDI companies. Currently, C-Rod has been working with EUC Hybrid Cloud and EUC Public Cloud Solutions and many of the Public Cloud VDI Control Plane management companies.