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VDI Setup for Small Business of 20 User - Yes or No?

Posted on 2014-02-03
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I have a client who is need of upgrading their 2003 2 server and 20PC environment.

Option 1 would be to simply replace both server with one high spec server running 2 x Hyper-V VMs. Most client machine are new with Wn7 installed so will be compatible with the 2012\2008 virtual server setup.

Option 2 would be to purchase a high spec server capable of handling a Server\VDI environment with a SAN or NAS connected for storage.

Has anyone rolled out this solution to a similar client using MS Hyper V and equivalent VDI technology.

What would be the pros and Cons of going with the VDI solution?

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I had recently tried VDI with Windows Server 2012 r2. It works well to some extend.  However, policies and controls are less compared to Citrix XenDesktop.

VDI solution works well on a light weight apps. However you may need to consider storage for profiles for a better user experience. SAN may be a costly option for hosting limited number of VMs but you could look out for cheaper storage options.

The good part of VDI is that you provide a better standardized platform for everyone to work. This will be even more attractive if you have a zero client in place but I see only limited zero client options to work with Windows server 2012 R2. The difficult part is the management overhead to make the service up like another critical service. So High availability is something which you may need to consider as service going down will be like shutdown of business.

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