Building a Virtual Desktop for the Optimum Experience – A Comprehensive “Cheat Sheet”

Jed Ayres
Written by: Jed AyresPublished: May 16, 2019

Anyone familiar with end user computing (EUC) knows that building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution in the cloud can be complex. From budgeting and planning to selecting your cloud, platform and solution stack – be it Microsoft, Citrix or VMware – client devices, analytics and more, there’s a lot to consider.

VDI expert and solutions architect, Jason Samuel, from our friends at Alchemy Tech Group, has compiled an impressive “cheat sheet” guide that walks through everything you need to consider when building a Windows virtual desktop experience. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone looking to embark on a new VDI project, or seeking to refine their current EUC environment. Read it here.

One of the parts of this comprehensive guide that makes us at IGEL proud is the shout-out Jason gives to us in his section on clients. He writes:

“If you do decide to deploy thin clients, I highly suggest looking at IGEL. It is hands down the best management experience I’ve ever seen. If you’re still using Dell WYSE and HP here, you are wasting your time in my opinion. Once you try IGEL you won’t want to deploy anything else. Their UD Pockets are so cheap to deploy I have some customers pass them out like candy to their users.”

Thank you, Jason! It’s an honor to be included in your very thorough guide. You may, however, want to warn your customers that the UD Pockets, while great for fast, cost-effective endpoint deployment, don’t taste quite as good as a handful of M&Ms.