Gartner Research

How to Ensure Your Network Architecture Is Ready for VDI and Desktop as a Service

Published: 25 April 2018

ID: G00347674

Analyst(s): Neil Rickard , Nathan Hill , Michael Silver

Summary

Without proper end-to-end network architecture planning, VDI and DaaS deployments will create chokepoints and deliver a poor user experience. I&O leaders should use this research as a framework to deliver the network capability to succeed with on-premises and cloud virtualized workspace solutions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Accommodate Richer Content by Increasing Network Bandwidth
    • Reduce Network Latency
    • Tuning the VDI Protocol to Optimize Bandwidth Utilization
    • Distributing VDI Instances for Global Deployment
  • Improve Network Resilience With Investments in Network Redundancy, SD-WAN and WOCs
    • Use SD-WAN Application-Based Routing to Minimize Network Latency and Improve Availability
    • Use WAN Optimization to Free Up Bandwidth on Constrained Links
    • Use Cellular-Based Backup Links
    • Ensure Support Costs Are Fully Factored Into Deployment Decisions
  • Reassess Existing VDI Architectures in Conjunction With Changing Worker and Data Locations
    • The Inside-In Approach
    • The Inside-Out Approach
    • The Outside-In Approach
    • The Outside-Out Approach
    • The Relevance of DaaS as a Workspace Delivery Platform

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