If you knew how many various different titles I thought through before deciding on that one, you might say ‘You have too much time on your hands!’ though seriously, I went through thousands of options in the minute I thought about this. The point of this is – Did you know that a company which owns a considerable amount of VMware actually eats its own dog food when it comes to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure? Yea if you’re like me, your thoughts around VDI are “Show me who’s doing what, what they’re doing right, wrong, and what are some practices we can discuss around this” Some people say “Check out my reference architecture!” Yea, That’s all fine and dandy – But show me the names, show me the real people. I want to see the scars that people went through so I can make sure YOU don’t have to encounter those same scars when it comes to VDI.
What’s cool about this (video) and this particular site is that these are real people, talking about their real journey and challenges encountered along the way – So you have something real and concrete to take away from it.
What is really cool about this, is this site – discussing EMC’s IT’s Journey through Virtualization is it covers the whole stack – Server, Virtual Desktop, Consolidation, Management and Automation, and especially Private Cloud. This isn’t a pipe dream – This is a transparent view into what is really physically going on within a large company, so you can relate it to your own business. We’re all going through the same challenges economically, managementwise, and management and power consumption aren’t going to go down on their own!
So, check out the site/blog, and you may gain a better understanding that you are not alone in the challenges you face, and you may just learn something! :)