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VDI pilot project guide

Last updated:June 2015

Editor's note

Once you've decided VDI is right for your organization, it's time to get a project plan under way.

As you begin a VDI pilot project, check out all the product options and consider costs, management style, deployment options and more. You need the right product to suit your needs. Most importantly, you need a VDI project plan that will benefit the end users.

Planning your first virtual desktop implementation can be overwhelming, and you'll probably hit a few snags, but you can learn from those who have gone before you. This VDI pilot project guide will help you navigate vendors and software options and ensure that you don't fall into any of the common pitfalls. See how other pilots have succeeded and why some have failed.

1VDI pilot project pitfalls

Learning about some common mistakes IT shops make that can cause your VDI pilot to fail can help you avoid problems before they crop up.

2VDI project failure and success stories

Proofs of concept (POC) are important, but sometimes even they don't get off the ground. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep things moving and revive your POC.

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