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VDI and DaaS Demand That Enterprise Architects Rethink Their Network Architectures

Published: 13 June 2016

ID: G00301201

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill, Neil Rickard

Summary

Networks are foundational to centralized workspace delivery technologies, whether accessed via LAN, WAN or the internet. Enterprise architects must ensure sufficient network capacity, performance and availability to be able to deliver virtual desktop infrastructures and deploy desktop as a service.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The growth in application richness and the use of multimedia will force enterprise architects to increase network bandwidth and plan for reduced latency tolerance, as organizations move to VDI and DaaS
  • Workspace centralization compels enterprise architects to increase network resilience, as users depend increasingly on the network for IT functionality
    • Using WOCs
    • Using Application-Based Routing
    • Distributing VDI Instances for Global Deployment
    • Using Cellular-Based Backup Links
    • Support Costs
  • Increased consumption of cloud services will push enterprise architects to rethink end-user computing architectures and consider DaaS a better fit
    • The Inside-In Approach
    • The Outside-In Approach
    • The Outside-Out Approach
  • Innovation in web-centric, remote display protocols will help enterprise architects keep pace with the delivery of ever-increasing content richness

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