Microsoft VDI

We are the UK’s #1 Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Specialists that are experts in design, implementation and supporting Microsoft VDI.

We have a number of affordable solutions that enable the delivery of high performance virtual desktops at the fraction of enterprise storage costs. Small to Large deployments, we cater for all.

Why VDI & Remote Desktop Services

There are several reasons to consider Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). IT professionals invest in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure technology for more efficient management user devices, enabling the “Bring Your Own Device” trend, enhanced security and scalability. From a user’s perspective accessing the same experience from any device anytime is key and is proven to improve productivity.

There are a number of Vendors offering VDI solutions on the market. Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is differentiated from the others because of its simple to use management interface, end user experience, high performance, and cost savings compared to other key VDI players in the market.

One of the key challenges that IT organisations experience with VDI deployments is the related storage costs. Microsoft has introduced technologies with Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services which address these challenges and can help reduce storage costs. Microsoft VDI can host session-based desktops, personal or pooled virtual desktops. This means you can deploy the right type of VDI desktop for your users, all from a single platform.

How you can benefit

  • Secure Access

    Microsoft VDI provides secure application delivery. With applications and data been centralised in either the on-premise data centre or in the cloud, users can access them securely via Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) from any device at any location.

  • Rich User Experience

    Microsoft VDI supports a variety of end user platforms such as iOS, Mac OS X and Android as well as Windows and Windows RT.

  • Simplified Management

    Your VDI architecture can be managed with a singe integrated console where you can centrally administer and manage your desktops. You can automate deployment, configure server roles, and have the capability to view or remotely control active user sessions.

  • Enhanced Storage Capabilities

    Storage tiering, disk duplication, dynamic distribution of resources, and an array of flexible storage options are just a few of the features that Microsoft VDI has to offer when it comes to storage solutions. These benefits help reduce costs, increase efficiency and promise advanced performance.

We are Microsoft Gold Partners

As Microsoft Gold Partners in Devices and Deployment, we are experts and specialists in Microsoft VDI. Our achievement demonstrates our expertise in designing, deploying and supporting desktop solutions based around the Windows Operating System (OS), Microsoft Office products and Microsoft VDI “Remote Desktop Services”. We are also professionals in Microsoft Azure migration and implementation.

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Features and Capabilities

Microsoft have introduced technologies with Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services that help IT organisations reduce storage cost in VDI deployment.

Microsoft VDI lets you deliver desktops and apps without having to dramatically change your current system. Applications and data is stored either in an on-premise data centre or the cloud (depending on preference) which ensures the security of your information and software.

Systech IT Solutions can now help you design, implement, support and use Microsoft VDI to host from a selection of desktop deployment choices, all from a single platform:

Session-Based Desktops

Session Based Desktop Virtualisation allows users to share one virtualised server desktop environment in the form of an individual session instead of dealing with separate environments per user. This means it is easier to set up and deploy the infrastructure for one or more Remote Desktop Sessions simultaneously.

Pooled Desktops

Pooled Desktop Virtualisation allows an administrator to deploy identical applications to specific user groups and automates virtual desktop provisioning. Windows Server 2012 R2 makes it easier to create pooled environments to manage virtual desktops using templates while preserving user personalisation with User Profile Disks and support of multiple storage options.

Personal Desktops

Personal Desktop Virtualisation allows a user to be assigned to a personal virtual desktop that can be configured and retain any changes that are made personally by that user without losing the changes when they log off.

RemoteApp

RemoteApp delivers remote applications to users instead of full desktops, providing a straight forward publishing process that allow applications on remote sessions or VDI hosts to run side by side with local apps, making it easier for users to find and launch.

Choosing the Right Infrastructure

With such an extensive array of deployment choices to work with it can be a challenge to find which one would be the ideal solution for your IT infrastructure.

At Systech IT Solutions our certified VDI specialists and consultancy experts can design, implement and support you in deploying your Microsoft VDI solution, built to ensure the smooth runnings of your business.

Each of the three deployment choice’s has its own merits and our Technical Presales team can advise you as to which method would be the right for your business.

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Microsoft VDI & Unidesk

Systech IT Solutions has Unidesk as its application delivery and image management partner for Microsoft VDI and Azure. Unidesk layering technology extends the functionality of Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V platforms to overcome the management challenges that face IT departments using traditional Microsoft VDI deployments.

Unidesk layering enables IT to deliver applications that look, act and feel as if they are installed locally in the VM/Gold Image, but these applications are actually stored in isolated virtual disks. With Unidesk, any application can be separated from the Windows Operating System. As a result, IT will only have a single Operating System layer to manage regardless of the number of machine configurations (pools, silos, delivery groups). This simplifies the environment while reducing management time/complexity and the costs associated with desktop and application management.

Integrating Unidesk with Microsoft VDI can provide the following benefits:

Unidesk Capabilities for Microsoft VDI

  • OS Layering
  • Application Layering
  • Scalable Collection Management
  • VM Provisioning
  • Patch, Repair & Audit
  • Persistant Personalisation
  • Storage Optimization

As a Microsoft Gold Partner in Devices & Deployment and a Unidesk Partner, Systech IT Solutions are able to deliver and support these solutions giving you better use of your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

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Microsoft VDI entwined with Hyper Convergence

Why Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI)?

IT departments are looking for solutions that will simplify their data centre operations, allowing seamless growth and reduced operational expenditures (OpEx), without sacrificing performance and security. Hyper Convergence Infrastructure offers vast improvements in scalability, performance, management and VM density over converged infrastructure solutions, which are often various pieces of disparate equipment in the same rack. Implemented in modules or nodes, hyper-converged systems are much easier to expand as storage or compute power is required.

Systech has partnered with HyperGrid to deliver a high performance, scalable, and predictable Hyper Convergence Infrastructure solution well-tailored for VDI implementations. Deploy rapidly, add incrementally as needed, and scale to thousands of desktops in one grid. Deliver the right performance to the right desktop at the right time, whether it’s a service worker, professional, or the most demanding engineering deployment, we cater for all.