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The Great VDI Disruption: Amazon WorkSpaces Started It!

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What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?

Lots of organizations have yet to take the plunge into the world of virtual desktops and apps, so if you’re new to VDI, here’s a recap. If you’ve already taken the plunge you can probably relate to the next paragraph, and you might even be searching for alternatives. Here’s the story: 95% of enterprise desktops are Windows-based. Most business users use a Windows desktop to access their applications and data. For an increasing number of use cases – security, mobility, and agility – these Windows desktops are being virtualized and run centrally. End users access them using any device – thin clients, Macs, iPads, and smartphones. Analysts forecast that in many industries up to 25% of the desktops in the organization will be virtualized.  That’s 150 million desktops, yet to date only about 35 million desktops have been virtualized. So what’s the story with that?

VDI 1.0 is Complex and Expensive

The VDI market is currently dominated by Citrix and VMware. They both own roughly 50% of the market. Both solutions started off as on-premises solutions, requiring 9-12 months to POC, pilot, test and deploy. This complicated process requires expensive consultants for implementation and also for ongoing management, driving up OpEx over time. Not to mention the fact that at the outset, you accepted all of the risk for that implementation, but that’s another story.

Ripe for Disruption

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen coined the term “disruptive technology” and later “disruptive innovation”.  According to his concept, large companies are focused on sustaining technology; they’re all about incremental changes in products to meet the needs of current customers, and their value networks and organization structures make it difficult to invest in disruptive technology. Even great companies that identify disruptive technologies at the right time are usually reluctant to take risks for a variety of reasons, and even if they are it’s very challenging to support the core business while moving fast to develop new technology and stay in front of challengers. So goes the story of the incumbent, which brings us to the story of the challengers. In the VDI market, one of them is Amazon, and specifically Amazon Workspaces (AWS).

Read the entire article here, The Great VDI Disruption: Amazon WorkSpaces Started It!

via the fine folks at WorkSpot

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Workspot Workspot has reinvented Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with its cloud-native VDI 2.0 and Desktop-as-a-Service 2.0 (DaaS 2.0) solutions. Workspot solves the corporate challenge of securely delivering apps, desktops and data to any device and helps organizations achieve unprecedented time-to-value for VDI implementations. With a focus on customer satisfaction, Workspot offers the shortest implementation times in the industry. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company received the Best of VMworld 2016 Gold Award for Desktop and Application Delivery solutions.

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