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VDI solutions: Bring on the elastic workforce

Water cooler talk is so passé. Today’s workforce needs the freedom to work wherever. Provide a powerful, consistent end-user computing (EUC) experience—regardless of team size, location, or application complexity.

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Why NetApp for VDI?

NetApp transforms businesses with remote workforces. Supporting an elastic workforce requires a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) that is powerful, flexible and secure. It means making sure that your apps and data are in the right place on your premises, in the cloud, or both, as well as being able to scale the number of users up and down as business conditions dictate.

NetApp allows you to work anywhere, host per your deployment needs, and manage consistently, regardless of team size or application complexity. Deliver predictable VDI performance for all desktops, databases, and applications in your end-user computing (EUC) environment with a highly flexible and efficient architecture that is simple to deploy and manage. All while optimizing your cloud spend—putting up to 50% back to your bottom line.

Primary use cases

NetApp enhances the value of VDI across all platforms/virtualization vendors, clouds, and use cases, increasing confidence in customers looking to invest in an overall best-in-class solution and avoiding lock-in.

Homogenize your digital workplace resources

Deliver improved consistency across desktops and user access to applications in remote offices.

Tightly manage compliance and licensing

Give users what they need to work while closely maintaining the range of external software installations by users.

Increase the productivity of remote workforces

Provide virtual desktops and applications to remote and BYOD users who can easily consume them across multiple devices.

Unified VDI provisioning, deployment, and management

NetApp® Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) allows you to deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktop environments through a SaaS-delivered global control plane for both on-premises and cloud environments—giving you both control and the flexibility to get the most from your VDI strategy.

Virtual Desktop Service also helps reduce your cloud infrastructure spend by up to 50% through advanced scaling and resource management technologies.

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Virtual desktop infrastructure on NetApp HCI 

NetApp® HCI delivers a hybrid cloud infrastructure for VDI that guarantees performance for all users, performs consistently everywhere, and keeps your data secure and available.

When it comes to easily meeting the rapidly changing needs of your EUC environment and accelerating your business outcomes, there’s no better solution than NetApp HCI.

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See the impact

When NetApp HCI drives VDI environments, it moves into the fast lane:

  • More than 2 times better performance over the previous generation for certain CAD applications. 
  • More than 6 times better performance than the previous generation for certain medical imaging applications.  
  • Comparable performance to NVIDIA Pascal at half the size and using just 33% of the power.
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End user solutions

To meet the varying demands of all of your users, NetApp® HCI integrates with NVIDIA GPUs and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops. Together, they create VDI solutions that deliver guaranteed performance for task, knowledge, and power users.

Capitalize on the benefits of VDI in the cloud

NetApp® Cloud Solutions for Virtual Desktops help you capitalize on the benefits of VDI in the cloud while avoiding many of the challenges around cost and complexity.

  • NetApp Virtual Desktop Service provides a global control plane to provision, deploy, and manage virtual desktops in any cloud environment.
  • Our Cloud Volumes family, including Azure NetApp Files in the Microsoft Azure cloud, provide the scalability, stability, and performance demanded by enterprise-class VDI environments.
  • NetApp Cloud Backup and SaaS Backup services ensure that your user data is secure, and always available, while our Cloud Compliance services keeps you compliant and worry-free.
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Meet the demands of power users

NetApp and Citrix have partnered to deliver VDI solutions that are designed to meet the demands of power users. Based on NetApp HCI, featuring the powerful, advanced graphics services of NVIDIA's GPUs, you can now deploy VDI solutions for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, which meet the performance expectations of power users for animation, graphics, 3D modeling, and engineering applications. This validated solution ensures that you can deliver the app with the right service level. 

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Deploy the right tools to the right users at the right time

To meet the demands of the varying users within organizations, NetApp HCI has partnered with NVIDIA and VMware Horizon View to create VDI solutions designed for task workers, knowledge workers, and 3D graphics power users. These validated solutions ensure that you can deploy the right tools to the right users at the right time. 

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Help task workers live up to their name

In your on-premise environments, with highly predictable performance, VMware end-user computing on NetApp® HCI allows users to access their data all day long while maximizing productivity. No longer will "noisy neighbors" interfere with your task workers’ productivity. For your cloud-based VDI needs, NetApp's VDS allows you to instantly deploy resources across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud from a single pane of glass. Ensure the right performance-profile configurations to the right user type to optimize productivity, while managing IaaS resources tightly to reduce wasted cloud spend.

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There couldn’t be a better time than right now for your digital transformation. And the smartest move you can make is to join forces with NetApp today.

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