[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

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

Posted on 2014-02-03
1
Medium Priority
?
343 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-14
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?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:pcstech-mwarren
1 Comment
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
Shabarinath Ramadasan earned 2000 total points
ID: 39831072
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.

Cheers !
0

Featured Post

Upgrade your Question Security!

Your question, your audience. Choose who sees your identity—and your question—with question security.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction There are many ways to achieving a goal - some are wrong, some are right - and some just appear to be right, but are wrong.  Hyper-V Clustering and VMM has taught me all three, and I'm here to share with you how to avoid the pitfalls…
Introduction In one of my previous articles (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Applications/Virtual_Server/Hyper-V/A_10686-Creating-a-Hyper-V-Cluster-on-Windows-2012.html), I explained how to create a native Windows 2012 Cluster.  The metho…
Planning to migrate your EDB file(s) to a new or an existing Outlook PST file? This video will guide you how to convert EDB file(s) to PST. Besides this, it also describes, how one can easily search any item(s) from multiple folders or mailboxes…
Free Data Recovery software is an advanced solution from Kernel Tools to recover data and files such as documents, emails, database, media and pictures, etc. It supports recovery from physical & logical drive after a hard disk crash, accidental/inte…
Suggested Courses

640 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question