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June 2017, Vol. 1, No. 4

VDI, mobility push IT infrastructure services to their limits

End-user computing aims to provide a seamless experience to workers as they use various devices to access a range of applications. The IT infrastructure services needed to provide this experience, however, are anything but seamless. The storage and networking roadblocks to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are well-known. Converged infrastructure and advancements in bandwidth optimization address many of these challenges, but virtual desktop and application management has only grown more complex. Meanwhile, mobility forces organizations to rethink their approaches to network access, data storage, security and more. And many IT professionals don't understand the full extent of this required transformation to IT infrastructure services before they deploy end-user computing technology. "Most organizations don't know what they're getting into until they find themselves standing in knee-deep mud," said Bob Egan, CEO of Sepharim Group, a mobility analyst firm in Falmouth, Mass. VDI Whac-A-Mole The cost of external arrays with ...

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