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Rich Faille
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Tony D'Ancona
VP VMware EUC for PC Connection, Inc. Solutions and Services Division
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Tony D'Ancona - Vice President of Professional Services

Tony D'Ancona

Tony D’Ancona is VP of VMware EUC for PC Connection, Inc. Solutions and Services Division, with over 25 years of experience in servers, virtualization (server and desktop), and private cloud.

Articles by Tony D'Ancona


Start Your VDI Journey Today

Step 1: Proof of Concept Appliance

by Tony D'Ancona | 03.04.15

Desktop virtualization is one of the hottest buzz words in IT these days, and if you’re like a lot of organizations, you’re considering taking some of your infrastructure virtual. At PC Connection, we offer a number of services to get you started on that journey, from healthcheck services that test the overall efficiency of your infrastructure, to installation services when you’re ready to implement or upgrade. One of the most unique things we offer is our Proof of Concept (POC) Appliance, and I’d like to share a little bit about the benefits of using one of these as step one on your desktop virtualization journey.

Tags:Cisco UCSDesktop-VirtualizationPC ConnectionPOFVDI Deployment

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Fundamentals

VDI Fundamentals

Why Oh Why You Should Consider VDI

by Tony D'Ancona | 02.24.15

I’m sure by now you've heard all about VDI and why it’s good for you—which is why I want to dig a little deeper and cover some things you may not be hearing enough about: the end-user experience.

Tags:Cisco UCSData CenterEUCVDI DeploymentVMware Mirage

VDI: Past and Present

Get Your Virtualization Engines Running Using Cisco UCS

by Tony D'Ancona | 02.17.15

There have been a lot of changes in desktop virtualization in the past year or so. Where once we were pretty happy if we could deliver a virtual desktop directly to a client that had specific software for receiving a virtual desktop, today we have so many more options. In reality, the VDI story has changed to the EUC story. VDI is certainly one of the important use cases (for users that are well-connected to the network), but end-user computing now addresses the other aspects, from a disconnected user to a modern application delivery system that gives us SSO access to apps, SAAS, content and desktops, through devices with a HTML5 browsers—all managed with an Enterprise Mobility Manager.

Tags:Cisco UCSEUCServersSoftwareVDI DeploymentVirtualization

Need a Resilient VDI Solution?

Branch Out with VMware Horizon View

by Tony D'Ancona | 02.25.14

Remote branch offices are faced with unique technology challenges when setting up and managing desktops. Network latency, lack of onsite IT staff, data backup, and single points of failure are just a few of the challenges remote branch offices deal with on a day to day basis.

Tags:Virtualization

Centralized data center control facilitates desktop virtualization security, but there are additional challenges to overcome.

Desktop Virtualization Is All Around

Overcoming the Challenges of Your Virtualized World

by Tony D'Ancona | 12.31.13

You know about desktop virtualization: it can simplify management and optimize user experience while reducing costs for your organization. But you may not be aware of the new tools available to IT managers that will allow you to easily scale virtual desktops without the guesswork that may have accompanied sizing, installing, and expanding your virtual infrastructure. Today, we’ll share more information about how these new tools can help you overcome the challenges presented by VDI.

Tags:Data CenterServersVirtualization