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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?

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-premises and in the cloud, as well as being able to scale the number of remote users up and down as business conditions dictate.

NetApp allows you to 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.

Primary use cases

NetApp enhances the value of Virtualization Infrastructure Software vendor solutions increasing confidence in customers looking to invest in an overall best in class solution, whilst 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.

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.

Help task workers live up to their name

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.

VMware Design Guide VMware Deployment Guide
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Give knowledge workers the tools to learn

NetApp® HCI integrates with NVIDIA GPUs and Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops to create VDI solutions for knowledge workers. VMware end-user computing with NetApp HCI and NVIDIA GPU compute nodes give knowledge-based workers an enhanced user experience.

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Help power users get it done

With 3D VDI, you can remove the expensive graphic workstation from the desk and put it into the data center. Thanks to NetApp® HCI, your end users can finally have the remote global connectivity for graphics applications they’ve always wanted.

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Cloud Solutions for Virtual Desktops

NetApp® Cloud Solutions for Virtual Desktops helps you capitalize on the benefits of VDI in the cloud while avoiding many of the challenges.

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