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Solution Path for Deploying VDI

Published: 11 May 2015

ID: G00276801

Analyst(s): Mark Lockwood


IT organizations must carefully analyze many technical and nontechnical aspects of their environment to implement a quality virtual desktop infrastructure. This Solution Path details the steps required to ensure a successful VDI deployment.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

Solution Path Diagram

What You Need to Know

Solution Path

  • Step 1: Plan
    • Step 1.1: Determine the VDI Need
    • Step 1.2: Define Use Cases
    • Step 1.3: Plan for the Use of Nontraditional Endpoints
    • Step 1.4: Create the Initial Business Case
  • Step 2: Evaluate
    • Step 2.1: Classify Important Features
    • Step 2.2: Understand the End-User Experience
    • Step 2.3: Choose the Vendor Technology
    • Step 2.4: Determine Application Delivery Methods
  • Step 3: Design
    • Step 3.1: Select the Compute Architecture
    • Step 3.2: Establish an Appropriate Storage Infrastructure
    • Step 3.3: Select Thin-Client Hardware
  • Step 4: Implement
    • Step 4.1: Choose the Appropriate Administration Team
    • Step 4.2: Finalize the VDI Business Case

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