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Desktop virtualization transforms the ubiquitous enterprise desktop into a centrally managed service, deliverable via LAN, WAN, or the Internet to all manner of devices — PCs, tablets, thin clients, and smartphones. Instead of juggling thousands of independent desktops, IT administrators can now store the operating system and enterprise applications in the datacenter as a single reference image and deliver hundreds or even thousands of desktops to users on demand.
Centralized administration of desktops in this way allows the IT department to adapt quickly to organizational challenges like branch office expansions, offshoring initiatives, and mergers and acquisitions. Desktop virtualization also conveniently leverages the productivity benefits and CapEx savings of movement towards BYOD while addressing the associated enterprise security and user privacy concerns.
VMS for Virtual Desktops from Gridcentric takes Citrix XenDesktop™ — the world’s most widely deployed virtualization platform — and makes it better, delivering desktops with ultra-fast startup, ultra-low IOPS, and dense memory oversubscription, without affecting the end-user experience. Launching virtual machine clones in memory using Gridcentric’s Virtual Memory Streaming technology, VMS for Virtual Desktops eliminates virtual machine boot. In so doing, it eliminates the boot storm latencies that arise when workers attempt to begin desktop sessions simultaneously (typically at the beginning of a workday or shift).
Even more important, integration of our award-winning VMS technology fundamentally lowers the cost of desktop virtualization. VMS for Virtual Desktops dramatically downsizes the physical server and storage infrastructure in the datacenter with a much lower memory-to-CPU ratio requirement. Up to 5x memory oversubscription as well as reductions in peak and total IOPS of at least 90% are achievable with XenDesktop™, even for the most memory- and storage-intensive Windows and Office software stacks.
Contact us to learn more about the performance and cost benefits of VMS for Virtual Desktops in your XenDesktop™ deployment.