VMware: Keeping Your End-User Computing Deployment on Track with a VMware Horizon TAS
It’s hard to believe it has been just four years since I joined VMware as an End-User Computing (EUC) Consultant. During my time as a consultant―and now as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) and /Technical Account Specialist (TAS) ―I have been fortunate enough to have helped various customers with VMware Horizon EUC deployments across the U.S. and Canada.
Four years ago, VMware Horizon was relatively new, but customers were deploying large-scale VDI solutions that I would now classify as “first-generation.” These early VDI deployments typically used full clones or VMware View Composer linked clones with blade infrastructures and expensive storage arrays that still had a hard time keeping up with the demand VDI workloads could throw at them. This type of infrastructure was typically very rigid and inflexible, but it conformed to the hardware-defined data center norms of the time.
As with most early-stage disruptive technology, VDI had promise to help provide a better management experience. But this often led to image sprawl. I have seen customers with 70-plus images in production and recomposing on a regular basis. This tended to increase administrator workload with long image recompose and patch/maintenance processes. If done correctly and in a tightly controlled environment, this was still more efficient and secure than physical desktops for call centers, healthcare environments, and other secure mass deployment use cases that were largely not required to provide a persistent desktop experience to the end users.
Read the entire article here, Keeping Your End-User Computing Deployment on Track with a VMware Horizon TAS
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