Guide to calculating ROI from VDI

Last updated:May 2015

Essential Guide

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  • Components of VDI ROI: Virtualization, storage
  • How to lower VDI costs and increase ROI

Editor's note

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can decrease hardware costs, increase end-user productivity and mobility, and provide more flexibility for applications and operating systems. But to decide whether implementing VDI is worth the price tag, you need to determine the potential ROI.

Numerous factors go into calculating VDI return on investment (ROI), including the cost of virtualizing workloads, purchasing or repurposing hardware, adding storage or network resources, and training IT employees and end users. Implementing virtual desktops isn't necessarily a money-saving opportunity, but figuring out the possible ROI -- and when you might achieve it -- will help you plan your deployment.

This guide to calculating ROI from VDI provides resources on VDI costs, ways to deploy virtual desktops in the most cost-effective way for your organization and the important factors that go into ROI calculation.

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