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VDI for $200k in 9 Months, or DaaS in a Day?


In previous blogs we’ve discussed many reasons why customers are looking for alternatives to legacy VDI solutions, those we refer to as VDI 1.0. It comes down to two primary reasons why those outdated solutions don’t work for most organizations: Cost and complexity. As I was thinking about the impact this has had on so many businesses and contemplating the value of Desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), it struck me; what we’re experiencing with VDI and DaaS is the democratization of virtual apps and desktops!  VDI is a complex tool (an expensive one), that very few organizations can deal with successfully. But our next-gen DaaS 2.0 is a turnkey service; it’s VDI for everyone else! But what the heck does that really mean?

It’s pretty shocking when you think of it this way: Your first virtual desktop, delivered by VDI 1.0, will cost you $200,000!  In order to deliver even one desktop, you need to have redundant servers, redundant databases, redundant load balancers, redundant portals, redundant brokers, you need to hire a few consultants, and you need to dedicate a project team for 9-12 months to get that desktop deployed. Whoa! That is certainly VDI-for-the-few.

In contrast to legacy VDI 1.0 solutions, Workspot invented the DaaS 2.0 architecture precisely because the first generation VDI solutions stalled or failed due to cost and complexity. And as we’ve seen, when it comes to virtual apps and desktops, cost and complexity go hand-in-hand. The cost per user for Workspot DaaS 2.0 on Microsoft Azure (we call it Workspot Cloud Desktops) is dramatically different! Move on over $200K VDI 1.0 desktop and make way for modern DaaS 2.0 technology. With Workspot Cloud Desktops, the first desktop costs $50/user/month or $600/user/year. And you deploy it in one day. You can deploy more than 300 Cloud Desktops before you hit the cost of the first VDI 1.0 desktop! And sure, you can go ahead and deploy all 300 in one day! The differences are vast.

Read the entire article here, VDI for $200k in 9 Months, or DaaS in a Day?

Via the fine folks at Workspot.

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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