Virtualized desktops are growing in popularity, with more companies
using VDI than ever before.

As companies debate whether
to make the move from a PC to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), it helps to
factor in the cost. Tech Pro Research has put together a toolkit to provide you with a calculator to determine
total cost of ownership (TCO), since when it comes to implementing VDI systems, the
concept of cost savings/increases can create a frenzied give-and-take which
muddies the waters. VDI requires a substantial investment in server hardware, although
savings from reduced IT support and hardware might be offset by higher software
costs.

Taking
into account all the various factors can be time consuming, not to mention a
bit confusing. Use Tech Pro Research’s calculator to simplify the process.

The calculator assists in determining TCO, which is defined as the expense associated
with the hardware, software and operational costs of a system. The annual cost
is simply the total expense divided by the number of years the system is
utilized (typically four).

The article that accompanies the calculator will
take a look at the TCO involved with PC and VDI systems and how to use the
accompanying PC vs. VDI TCO comparison calculator which can factor the costs of
each.

Read more about the topic in
Tech Pro Research’s report on Research: Virtual desktop infrastructure benefits, drivers and favored vendors.