What You Need to Know
For those familiar with server virtualization, VDI is somewhat similar. However, there are a few key differences. Both technologies rely on central hardware hosting VMs, but the VMs required for VDI need to be tailored to the demands of end-user applications, not server based workloads.
Your users will be interacting directly with the endpoint VMs—unlike server virtualization, where the user interacts with the file and print sharing, email systems, and directory services that are running on the VM.
This means endpoint virtualization requires special consideration and a few extra components, such as a directory server, desktop VM coordination service, remote access protocol, file servers, and application repositories to ensure performance.
VDI for Clinics
VDI is catching on at smaller clinics too. With VDI and thin clients, busy clinicians can seamlessly access their profiles as they move from room to room. Also, these facilities have smaller IT staffs and tend to keep their devices longer, making them good candidates for VDI.
Where to Start?
More than ever, health IT departments need to attain the cost savings, ease of management, and improved security VDI offers.
HealthConnection’s VDI, Server, and Network Assessments evaluate your client, server, storage, and networking needs to help you create the best plan for your environment, including what devices and applications to virtualize first.
To learn more or to schedule an assessment, complete our Information Request Form, or contact your account manager: 1-800-395-8685.