With the rapid rise of BYOD and the consumerisation of IT, the relationship between the user and IT has changed dramatically.
Users are now demanding rapid response times and a more agile workplace in order to support collaboration with their peers, contractors, client and suppliers.
In fact, in a recent survey conducted by Blue Central of Australia’s leading AEC organisations, 78% of respondents believed that it is crucial that their designers are able to collaborate and have a mobility strategy in place.
Joshua Sadek, General Manager Cloud Services – Blue Central
Interestingly, our research has found that 75% believe that it is crucial that their designers are able to collaborate with their peers, contractors, clients or suppliers.
To help deal with this demand, organisations are looking towards desktop virtualization to help facilitate agility and the ability to effectively collaborate, and provide the compliance IT needs to enforce governance.
As previously discussed by IDC, desktop virtualization can benefit both desktop operations as well as workforce productivity, and for that reason has now gained attention from IT and business line managers. Some of these benefits include:
A year ago, VDI technology was limited.
If it was available, it was only able to work with those applications that required very simple graphics processing.
My, how things change.
Now fast forward to 2016…
WindowsITPro, Advances in VDI graphical performance
What’s more, most VDI technologies also have the ability to balance processor and graphics rendering, based on the user’s requirements – without compromising other users.
So, since we now have the technology and capabilities to provide more rapid response times and a more agile workplace, what is the key to making such a deployment successful?
The answer is, the right hardware. More specifically, high-performance graphics adapters that are compatible with your organization’s VDI platform.
You’re not alone about being sceptical, in fact:
Forrester 2015, Accelerate Product Design with Digital Workspaces for 3D Visualization
Virtualising the GPU with NVIDIA GRID.
This means that multiple virtualized sessions can now share a single GPU, making it a more effective alternative, especially for those graphic-intensive users. Every virtual desktop has dedicated graphics memory, just like they would at their desk, so they always have the resources they need to launch and run their applications.
And because data and applications are housed side by side in the data center, users are able to realise enhanced performance, productivity, and collaboration.
John Fanelli, VP Of Product – NVIDIA GRID
While the flexibility and power of NVIDIA GRID implementations provide improved end-user experience and productivity benefits, they also provide system administrators with direct control of GPU service allocation for users. Administrators can balance user density and performance, maintaining high GPU performance for all users, across all devices.
Blue Central’s GPU GRID, built on NVIDIA GRID technology integrates with leading virtualisation partners such as Citrix and VMware, to allow you to virtualise applications and ensure increased productivity from your team.
This gives IT better scalability, manageability, and security by efficiently allocating graphics resources. And end users get the graphics horsepower they need across devices and locations.
Application compatibility means designers and engineers can confidently working on applications they count on—such as Siemens NX, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS, and Autodesk AutoCAD—delivered by native NVIDIA graphics drivers, and collaborate in real-time for better productivity.
The end result?