A recent report from IDC says that a 300% ROI can be achieved with desktop virtualization. But in order to get such positive results, it is necessary to plan carefully all the steps to be followed.
Below we summarize the eight most common errors when deploying a VDI project:
Error 1: Not involving users. Even the best executed VDI project may fail if users think that it does not meet their needs or does not meet their expectations.
Error 2: Gather the wrong team. Choosing employees with the right profile is essential, since they are a key element to build a dynamic and varied environment.
Error 3: Define the uses incorrectly. We must make an effort to bring technology to workers so that they know how to properly use it in their daily tasks.
Error 4: Not performing a previous evaluation. It is essential to study beforehand the hardware that will be needed to avoid later issues.
Error 5: Not optimizing properly the image of desktops. As virtual desktops use shared resources, they must be always optimized.
Error 6: Not taking into account the impact on the performance of other systems. The bandwidth on the links to the wide area network (WAN) may be specially considered.
Error 7: Not developing a deployment of applications strategy. Both specialized and ordinary applications require their own implementation strategy.
Error 8: Not performing a pilot. Without carrying out a pilot it is impossible to have a clear idea of risks, outcomes or objectives of the project.
Now that you know the mistakes, learn how to avoid them reading this article.