Cost of VDI

On 12 December 2011 by Pete Petersen

Cost of VDI

Several good points in Channel Insider’s article titled “Performance, Costs Top Storage Challenges for VDI Projects,” including the caveat about the critical importance storage performance. Respondents to Nimble Storage’s recent survey indicated that storage cost, in particular, is a top challenge to getting VDI in the door.

In reality, the cost of VDI, implemented correctly, can be less expensive than traditional PCs, and in most cases, at least cost-equivalent. When organizations are up for the tech refresh of their PCs, the option of putting those tech refresh dollars into a centralized, well-implemented, well-managed solution is compelling–in addition to the added benefits of centralized management, increased user mobility, and extending the life of existing end user equipment.