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Virtual Desktops for the SMB

Learn how to architect a VDI solution for SMB

Creating a desktop virtualization strategy does not mean you have to integrate every function and feature known. In fact, many small to medium enterprises are able to quickly build a virtual desktop environment because all of the complex design decisions are simplified due to smaller scales.  I've been part of quite a few desktop virtualization designs in my day. Most of these are for enterprise customers with over 10,000 desktops. When you get to this scale, you have to take into account so many different variables that you need many different options.

What about the SMB/SME organizations? The smaller organizations (500 or fewer desktops) probably don't need as many options and flavors of virtual desktops. In fact, one can create an architecture that meets the needs of the SMB but without all of the components and features. See for yourself by accessing the XenDesktop Design Handbook. One of the reference architectures focuses on designing a virtual desktop solution for the SMB/SME.

If you prefer to watch a webinar about this type of an architecture, then watch the Desktop Virtualization for the SMB Webinar.


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Daniel Feller, Lead Architect of Worldwide Consulting Solutions for Citrix, is responsible for providing enterprise-level architectures and recommendations for those interested in desktop virtualization and VDI. He is charged with helping organizations architect the next-generation desktop, including all flavors of desktop virtualization (hosted shared desktops, hosted VM-based desktops, hosted Blade PC desktops, local streamed desktops, and local VM-based desktops). Many of the desktop virtualization architecture decisions also focuses on client hypervisors, and application virtualization.

In his role, Daniel has provided insights and recommendations to many of the world’s largest organizations across the world.

In addition to private, customer-related work, Daniel’s public initiatives includes the creation of best practices, design recommendations, reference architectures and training initiatives focused on the core desktop virtualization concepts. Being the person behind the scenes, you can reach/follow Daniel via Twitter and on the Virtualize My Desktop site.