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How healthy is your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?

The introduction or expansion of end user virtualisation technologies can be complex, with many touch points within your organisation. Organic and unplanned growth, virtual sprawl and inefficient use of resources in the virtual world is common and it can be challenging to measure success, identify points of weakness and to plan for future growth.

Tailored Health Assessment

Data#3’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Health Assessment is a highly valuable exercise for any desktop transformation, mobility or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) project. It provides accurate and comprehensive information about users, applications, computer resource consumption and network readiness, whether you’re about to embark on a VDI implementation or want to complete a post-implementation review.

Regardless of the stage of your VDI implementation, Data#3’s holistic Health Assessment is tailored to your needs. With evaluations across both the technology and end user layers, the assessment will provide you with a complete VDI review and technology roadmap.

Using industry-proven assessment tools, Data#3 will gather performance metrics and baseline data to provide insights into user, computer and application resource consumption including CPU, memory, storage capacity and performance. A detailed analysis of the environment configuration against best practice will also be performed.

The Data#3 Health Assessment provides a detailed analysis and recommendations to achieve a healthy and cost-optimised virtual infrastructure. This data, which is presented in a holistic, assessment report and executive summary presentation, will include the following:

Technology Assessment

  • Provide actionable recommendations to improve overall virtual infrastructure health
  • Identify gaps between the infrastructure environment and best practices
  • Recommendations and associated justification for infrastructure health optimisation.
  • Overall capacity utilisation and efficiency relevant to compute, RAM, Disk Space, Disk I/O & Network I/O

End User Assessment

  • Measure of network latency from data centre to endpoint, ensuring optimal user experience
  • Rating (good/fair/poor) for virtualisation for each user, applications and computer to provide a clear understanding of the users and applications which will benefit most from virtualisation
  • Recommendation about capacity planning for CPU, memory and storage

  • Provide a 360° view of virtual desktops’ resource usage and overall performance
  • Identify issues, both known and unknown
  • Identify and provide analysis of bottlenecks and performance issues with detail to facilitate remediation of constraints
  • Establish real-world performance thresholds to measure normal/abnormal operations in the virtual environment
  • Provide documentation to both facilitate communications with internal and external stakeholders and to provide evidence for remediation and resolution

There are three key scenarios when a health check becomes critical:

  1. When you are experiencing issues that are seriously impacting user productivity
  2. When you are planning to make major changes to the virtual desktop environment
  3. When you need a “point-in-time” documented picture of the virtual desktop environment

Book a VDI Health Assessment below:

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