In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG's Mark Bowker discusses the 3 biggest challenges with deploying VDI.
Read the related ESG Blog: Top Three VDI Challenges (Video)
Hi, everyone. Mark Bowker here, and I wanna talk about a topic that seems to never go away which is VDI. And I wanna talk about three of the biggest challenges I see.
And recently, one of the challenges I saw with talking with a large banking firm was a lot of their branch locations still had local terminals in place, and I asked why didn't they deploy VDI because they had VDI deployed in their big corporate environment. The reason they said it's networking. They have a problem with bandwidth and overall performance. So networking still remains a problem, and he said if he had better network connections, they would've had VDI deployed in a minute there.
The other one is economics. There's still a real and perceived challenge around economics of the device itself, potentially, the economics of the infrastructure, the economics of even just operationally switching over to that environment. I still see vendors I'd say working through some of those economic trigger points around ROI, around performance, around overall experience, but I think that's something that can be double-clicked into to provide even more benefits and knowledge to the users.
And then the other challenge I see, there's a lot of application, I'm gonna call it sprawl, with the invite of SaaS applications. There's a hardware refresh or different devices more likely coming into the organization, and there's an OS refresh. A lot of people are looking at Windows 10. So that adds VDI to the mix, but I don't think it's clear of how VDI can help people with more devices, with different OSs, with different kind of hardware refreshes as well.
So if you look at those top three challenges, they remain networking certainly one, the economics, and just the overall I'm gonna call it application and device sprawl of proliferation, are the top three challenges I see, but stay tuned. We're gonna work this into more of a research, and we'll have more to come.