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 Transform to Better Perform

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Turn your data center into a response-able business asset

Transform to Better Perform is a global knowledge transfer initiative developed by the Business Performance Innovation Network in partnership with Dimension Data. It is dedicated to helping business leaders, IT organizations, data professionals and technology providers explore the transformation of the data center into cloud-based environments that meet today’s business needs.

Dimension Data is offering you the opportunity to be a part of this initiative. Click here to learn more or to sign up to receive updates.

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 Desktop virtualization

Pressure to reduce IT costs as well as trends such as enterprise mobility and growing numbers of employee-owned devices entering the workplace are issues affecting all IT decision-makers. Faced with these developments, are you considering moving away from the traditional desktop and embracing virtualization as a better way to operate your end-user environment?

In addition to enabling you to support new working styles and reduce costs, desktop virtualization can be a natural extension of server virtualization initiatives, from which you've reaped impressive gains.

Overview
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If you're setting off down the desktop virtualization path, bear in mind that the server and desktop environments are not one and the same. Desktop virtualization is in fact not a virtualization project in its traditional sense. Rather, it's an application and desktop delivery initiative.

While the case for desktop virtualization is compelling, in order to realize its advantages, you'll need to:

  • understand the impact on your user community
  • consider the ramifications on your current and future operating system, application and device strategy
  • evaluate your storage requirements
  • ensure you  optimize the infrastructure required to support it.

If you're looking for more efficient, cost-effective ways to manage your desktop fleet, Dimension Data can assist.

We combine our understanding of the business drivers and technologies that enable desktop virtualization with our expertise in Windows® desktop deployment, required infrastructure layers (network, data center, and security) and applications that need to be optimized. This allows you to realize the true advantages of desktop virtualization technologies.

From strategy and assessment, implementation of solutions and vendor technologies to network optimization, we can support you at every stage of your virtual desktop journey.

 

 

Benefits
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 Dimension Data’s desktop virtualization services offer you a number of advantages:

A consultative, solution-based approach to understanding how the desktop environment can be optimized in order to deliver greater control and standardization, while enabling end-user flexibility and ensuring greater security and compliance.
An in-depth understanding of the infrastructure (network, data center, storage, server), Windows® deployment (including Windows 7 and 8), as well as end-user applications like Microsoft® Office and ​​unified communications  technologies impacted by desktop virtualization.  This gives you assurance that the end solution is properly designed, implemented and managed.
You enjoy better security and are able to deploy new workloads faster.
You can embrace bring-your-own-device  programmes and enterprise mobility.
Reduced management costs as devices and applications continue to evolve.
What we offer

 Dimension Data can assist you at any stage of your virtualization journey.

Our Next Generation Desktop Virtualization Assessment helps you create a desktop environment that combines a modern, well managed and easy-to-deploy operating system with virtualization.  – that's rolled out in a business-as-usual way − to avoid traditional mass deployment risks and interruption.

Our expertise covers the following technology areas:

  • Desktop deployment and management: Does your Windows desktop environment drain a high percentage of your IT resources? Discover how to optimize deployment practices and manage desktop resources to your greatest advantage.
  • Client computing: Are changing end-user requirements and an increasingly diverse device landscape challenging you current desktop focus? Learn how to extend the desktop experience securely delivering the applications necessary to drive your business.
  • Network: If you're travelling down the desktop virtualization path, a thorough assessment of, and appropriate investment in the network is critical. Ultimately, the user's experience will only be as good as the transport layer. Find out how our performance optimization  services can assist.
  • Data centers : Let us help you evolve and optimize your data center environment to set the stage for a smooth desktop virtualization journey. 
  • Data Centre Development Model: Through our Data Centre Development Model, we undertake a thorough assessment of all the critical domains associated with a successful data centre transformation, and – more importantly – help you ascertain which are most relevant to your business and its strategic goals.

 

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What our clients say

 

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​World’s first Cloud-enabled G20 Leaders’ Summit
    Dimension Data was awarded the contract to deliver and support the G20 network and desktop environment, known as G-Net. The overarching goal was for technology to be an enabler to the event: flawless connectivity and virtual desktop experience for media and delegates was fundamental to the event’s success.​

Why work with Dimension Data?
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​We have almost two decades' experience in designing, implementing and supporting virtualization solutions.
We've deployed data center solutions encompassing server, storage, virtualization and facilities in over 45 countries.
Highest levels of certification with Microsoft, Citrix, Dell EMC, VMware, Cisco and NetApp, 
 
​14 Microsoft Partner of the Year awards in 8 years, including 5 for desktop deployment and systems management.
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