Overview

Enterprises today face pressures around cost, compliance, manageability and security, in a PC-centric computing paradigm. At the same time, users require freedom and flexibility, including in terms of access to their application and data from any location, on any device and at any given time. The result of these challenges is that organizations are looking for an agile approach that targets both the challenges of the CIO and the needs of the users.

End-user computing comes as a response to this and refers to an overarching framework of approaches, including computing systems and solutions, that have as objectives the increasing user efficiency in the workplace, maximizing the user experience, improving system security, optimizing system management and others.

End-user computing includes solutions such as collaboration suites, mobile computing applications, operating system migrations, deployment and support solutions, software distribution and installation, data migrations, technology refresh and desktop virtualization solutions, such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), server based computing, presentation virtualization, application virtualization or user virtualization.

What Temperfield does

As a provider of high-end quality services, our approach for this category of services is consistent with our overall vision. We work with our client to define needs and requirements, we create a substantial, well-defined analysis of the actual state and existing opportunities and we bring our expertise into play to propose the best existing solution, with a diversity of product options for our client.

We take into consideration both the high-level picture and the smallest details when designing, proposing and implementing an integrated solution.

Among existing technological solutions, industry trends have shown VDI as one of the solutions to minimize operational costs with additional side benefits with regard to desktop and data security, administrative and management tasks. VDI may save as much as 70 percent in ongoing maintenance costs across the infrastructure, while reducing as much as 30 percent of the IT budget spent annually.

Several challenges make a proper planning, design, implementation and management process critical for a the project success and the performance of the organization using VDI. Our field expertise and work with different organizations have helped us gain high level experience in implementing VDI solutions.

Some 800,000 laptops are lost each year in airports alone. This can have some serious monetary implications, but when everything is stored in the cloud, data can still be accessed no matter what happens to a machine.”
Bloomberg Businessweek , 2011

VDI Benefits

  • Reduced lifecycle costs, including Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
  • Maximized employee productivity
  • Efficient use of computing resources
  • Integrated organizational framework
  • Faster user and applications provisioning
  • Centralized management
  • Data and applications reside in secured data centers
  • User-centric and flexible approach to computing
  • Streamlined, secure way to manage users, data and applications
  • Increased mobility, supporting a geographically dispersed workforce
  • Easier to standardize
  • Anywhere, anytime, any device
  • Simplifies merger and acquisition processes
  • Energy savings, green initiatives

Technologies: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), VMware Horizon View, VMware ThinApp, VMware Horizon Mirage, Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp