“The only sustainable advantage you can have over others is agility, that’s it.” ~Rob Llewellyn
Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step on the road to transforming your business and gaining the advantage of agility over your competitors. You bought into Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and the benefits it provides for your organization. And you even selected the number one vendor and implemented your new virtual desktop infrastructure. The migration is complete, and you are looking forward to shifting your focus to the other items on your to-do list.
But it hasn’t quite turned out that way. The technology is great…but the ongoing management has been overwhelming. You aren’t alone.
Many have embarked on the journey to implement Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions like Citrix, only to be met with a gruelingly complex solution.
So you join thousands of other organizations that have VDI up and running but are now grappling with the challenge of managing the system to achieve the maximum ROI on the purchase. In fact, the system can be so complex to manage there are even certification courses to help IT Admins stay up to date. As a result, organizations have found they’ve had to increase their training and support, reducing the benefit of the cost savings that was a main driver for the adoption in the first place.
Let’s take a deeper dive analyzing the complexity associated with managing an on-prem Citrix VDI environment.
Running your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on-prem means you bear the hefty costs associated with purchasing and maintaining servers, storage, and networking plus monitoring tools. Over time, you are continuously upgrading each component (servers, hard drives, storage, networking equipment) and also paying maintenance to ensure you have timely support for a workload that becomes critical to your employees conducting their day to day work.
Take a peek at these challenges being faced by IT admins when managing on-prem VDI environments:
- Complexity that comes with incorporating various disparate infrastructure
- High infrastructure costs such as the storage space required to support and run apps
- Time and resource costs
With all of the “courses” and “certifications” about troubleshooting and managing your environment available, you can be left feeling overwhelmed. For businesses with no or limited IT staff, it can prove extremely challenging to keep up.
We understand your IT team’s pain. You might have thought that implementing a VDI Solution on-prem would make your life easier, but not if you don’t have a large enough team on-hand to help manage it. Though you’re using industry-leading technology and could achieve a number of benefits as a result, you may not be getting the full value if you don’t have adequate resources to manage what can be a complex solution. But don’t let the complexity stop you from using such a powerful solution – instead, consider a managed service provider for Citrix Desktops as a Service (DaaS), and take the burden of managing the solution off your shoulders.
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