Using VDI for Telecommuting

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Executive Summary

In February 2010, an epic snowstorm struck Washington, D.C. The U.S. government lost nearly $70 million a day due to lost productivity. The workers have their own union with specific service-level agreements (SLAs) in place. This meant that the solution for each user had to look and feel like the user's existing desktop this meant that network performance was critical. Because of the requirement to look and feel like the existing environment, there were initially many desktop baselines. Then they got four possible solution alternatives Physical desktops are relocated to the machine room and made accessible via remote desktop protocol (RDP) and virtual private network (VPN). They got one blade server to replace each desktop. This solution was also relatively fast to implement but, again, resource intensive.

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