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We Use VDI - Should We Invest in a Private Cloud?


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July 23, 2012

We Use VDI - Should We Invest in a Private Cloud?

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

The conversations surrounding the cloud have moved away from the “should we” and on to the next phase of selecting a private or public cloud. Companies understand they need this technology and are leveraging cloud deployments throughout the organization, especially as they adopt the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). But are there more benefits to the private cloud over the public cloud?

A recent article in The Server Side sought to answer this very question, highlighting the benefits of the private cloud. The publication completed its Readership Survey 2011last year and found that 27 percent of respondents were in the process of developing a private cloud. Given the more complex approach to the private cloud as compared with the public cloud, the benefits must be real and measurable.

When leveraging VDI and the private cloud, a company should also invest in the load balancing technologies that allow for the maximum efficient use of the available resources. In doing so, the organization is better positioned to enjoy the benefits of a few private cloud servers or hypervisors that serve the roles of active directory, Web, app and CRM servers. Virtual servers are easily added along the way to meet growing needs down the road.

A private cloud can also benefit the VDI environment in that there are a number of features available that are no longer accessible in the public cloud. One of the biggest selling points for the larger corporation is the greater control over security measures. If a company needs to customize the cloud, the private cloud offers significantly more flexibility compared with the one-size-fits-all approach of the public cloud.

Companies are also more likely to prefer the backup capabilities available in the private cloud as the process is quicker and more effective. In the public cloud, the pace of the backup is directly tied to the speed of the Internet connection, which could leave some companies vulnerable. The same impact can be felt by those leveraging VDI capabilities.

The implementation of the private cloud, especially for those companies leveraging VDI, is very necessary. The true question is whether or not the organization should build or buy the private cloud. Once that decision is made, the flexibility, control and accessibility of the private cloud, in combination with the reduced risk, makes the private cloud the only choice. 

Breakthrough Technology Group is a leader and proven cloud and managed services provider with an exceptional track record in both private cloud builds and desktop virtualization.  In addition to being a certified partner with Citrix, Microsoft, and VMware, the company is the #1 revenue-generating solutions provider for AT&T (News - Alert). Accordingly, BTG’s track record in providing the right software solutions to meet the needs of a discerning client base looking to the build or purchase out of a private cloud. VDI solutions from Breakthrough Technology will run in any variety of environments to ensure optimal productivity and efficiency, regardless of the cloud you select.

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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