There are over 11 million branch offices worldwide today, translating directly into hundreds of millions of individual desktops that represent a significant IT management challenge. A growing number of organizations recognize the centralization and management of branch environments through desktop virtualization as an ideal way to simplify global management and reduce costs, while ensuring better levels of security and compliance. However, remote office virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments often prove difficult to implement for a number of reasons, including:
- Poor network connectivity and insufficient bandwidth
- Interactive applications often perform poorly over distance - even when provided sufficient bandwidth
- Speed of access to local print and application servers
- Maximum up-time typically requires multiple redundant WAN connections, which can be costly
Join Tommy Walker, Lead Global Architect at VMware, and Eric Carter, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Riverbed Technology, as they discuss how to reap the advantages of VDI with LAN performance.