Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

In recent years, more and more organizations have moved away from purely physical desktops to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

A related recent development in the data center is converged infrastructure (CI).CI is often implemented as an appliance. Computing appliances have been used for many years for specific purposes, such as storage (SAN) or database applications.The combination of CI and standardized appliances that can be rapidly integrated results in hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).

VCE VxRail™ is the only appliance family on the market to deliver pre-tested VMware hyper-converged infrastructure.

How VxRail Can Help Your Company

Server virtualization and VDI attempt to address “infrastructure sprawl,” with its high cost and operational difficulties (management of the physical devices and software licenses, for example).

These problems can be easily overcome by deploying VMware Horizon on VxRail. Each VxRail appliance is specifically optimized to run VDI, giving unbeatable performance and no compatibility problems between hardware, hypervisor, and operating system layers.

Compared to traditional, distributed (non-VDI) desktop devices, the cost of VxRail is very low, but a more interesting comparison is between VxRail and conventional VDI.


For any customer planning to implement VDI for the first time, VxRail is the natural choice. Project costs and ongoing operational expenses are a fraction of traditional desktop and lower than a self-built and managed Horizon-based VDI. The simple and short implementations minimize disruption to business users and there is little to go wrong.