Vdi business case


Can anyone suggest some points where I can tag monetary benefits on moving to citrix vdi platform rather than traditional desktops..I want to put points in business case to get funding for project
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
1, Lower Support Costs for VDI when compared to Desktop PCs.
2. Lower Maintence Costs for VDI.
3. Upgrade easier and rollout new software
4. Deploy OS upgrades easier

You will find some Business Case Reasons in this document:-

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Sukku13Author Commented:

I know about lot of benefits which is non quantifiable..I want to show ones which can show cost saving and roi
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What is the action plan you have in mind? - This determines the ROI.

If you are planning to convert existing Physical desktops with XP to Window 7 VDI, then you can involve the cost of new hardware Vs VDI server hardware cost

This can be projected for a period of 5 years, with the Annual maintenance cost in mind.

if you are planning for Thinclient, you can use the existing physical hardware with Windows Thin PC and show that projection.

You can have HP thinclients, which look like a laptop and show projection saying that we can give this thinclient for Work from home also. This will reduce laptop cost and the data is secure.

The above are few points. If you need further information, please let me know about the entire infra details like below

1. No. of users & physical desktops
2. No. of XP machines and Windows 7 m/c
3. Rack space availability in Datacenter
4. Type of VDI solution you are looking for
5. Server hardware availability for Virtualization

I can suggest you with one, if you are convinced with the above suggestion.

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Sukku13Author Commented:
We have 5000 users all xp users now.
Wer going for citrix xendesktop and xenapp..any new pc requests or replacement pc we will give new thin client device..existing pc we would lock down os and load zero client..so we can use existing pc

We need to buy new server to host vm for vdi..total 4 chassis of IBM flex spread across 2 dc
Can any desktop support resource cost and energy saving can be added?
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