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Three benefits of using hyper-converged infrastructure systems for VDI


How hyper-converged hardware fits into the VDI puzzle

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Hyper-converged hardware appliances take the concept of converged infrastructure, which combines storage, networking, compute and server virtualization into one hardware package, to the next level by also integrating software.

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is software defined and brings even more aspects of the data center -- backup software, snapshot capabilities, data deduplication, inline compression, WAN optimization and more -- into one chassis. The consolidation allows IT to centrally manage all its data center components.

Hyper-converged infrastructure systems reduce hardware complications, satisfy serious storage needs and simplify the VDI planning process. Everything isn't perfect, however, and hyper-converged hardware does come with some risks. Dive into three of the top benefits for VDI shops, and look at the issues HCI brings.

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What are the top benefits of using hyper-converged hardware for VDI?
1. Quick Provisioning
2. Better and easy scalability than legacy systems or converged systems
3. Hassle-free management and hence time-savings
I would suggest by moving to an HCI deployment from traditional 3 tier model will improve end user experience and performance (less moving parts and bottlenecks), lower operating costs (footprint and power consumption) and simplify future management and scaleability.
VDI is not only being driven by IT departments to efficiently support growing end user computing needs, it is also needed to support bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, anytime, anywhere access to applications and data, and improved security. End users experience is top of the list. Next in line is Scale out architecture.