#VDI #Windows10 – Five reasons why VDI is a good match for Windows 10 : The first anniversary of the launch of Windows 10 was marked by Microsoft revealing that the operating system enjoyed one of the fastest adoption rates in the history of Windows. The software giant announced that over 300 million devices are now using Windows 10. Adoption rates for its latest operating system are 145 percent higher than for Windows 7 and 400 percent better than for Windows 8.
Even with improvements to minimize these issues, Windows 10 can still cause headaches as IT administrators attempt to migrate their endpoint devices without negatively affecting their users.
The good news is that VDI can help to address these issues. As a technology, VDI has reached maturity just at the time when IT professionals are looking for a way to simplify upgrades and patches, reduce downtime and become more agile, so they can respond faster to the rapidly changing IT landscape and provide a better experience for everyone.
A range of advancements in VDI are making virtual computing a reality for many organizations that need a way to provide a good user experience, reduce costs and simplify their end user computing strategy. VDI and Windows 10 can work very effectively together to provide a range of benefits:
1. Reduced Storage Requirements
Over the last few years, VDI solutions have become less expensive and much easier to manage by IT generalists. Most VDI solutions no longer require huge storage systems, complicated infrastructures or deeply experienced IT teams to administer them.
Historically, storage platforms presented the largest barrier to VDI adoption. Many of the traditional solutions required large and expensive storage infrastructures that took a lot of time to setup, deploy and administer.
Past storage systems were built to address capacity over performance, which frequently led to a poor user experience and added complexities. VDI assisted with shaking up traditional storage architecture by pioneering the need for both capacity and performance.
By dramatically reducing the amount of required storage, these advancements are helping to make virtual desktops less expensive than traditional PCs.
As a result, organizations can use VDI to deliver a seamless Windows 10 environment with a smaller footprint and an environment that is simple to setup, maintain and support. In addition, by using VDI, Windows 10 users are able to benefit from an experience that is superior to a PC because of faster SDS and server computing performance.
2. Easier Management and Scaling Through Hyper-Convergence
Software defined computing is paving the way for the introduction of hyper-converged computing, which is ideal for VDI deployments, especially when it comes to Windows 10. This approach allows administrators to replace complex infrastructures of mixed hardware by consolidating all of their compute, storage and networking into single servers that are much easier to manage.
Hyper-converged solutions remove the guesswork of scaling and sizing VDI by implementing a modular and predictable architecture that is easy to support and maintain.
Combining the simplicity of hyper-converged solutions with the efficiency of SDS is helping to make VDI the optimal platform for delivering Windows 10.