VMware Communities Roundtable Podcast – Show Notes #176 – Chris Wolf: Trends in Private Cloud and Virtual Desktops

Hosts
John Troyer
Alex Maier

Guests
Chris Wolf, Gartner – @cswolf, Blog

Link to Audio Recording
Chris Wolf: Trends in Private Cloud and Virtual Desktops

Virtualization News (From the VMTN Blog)
VMware Partner Exchange 2012 was hugh success, 4300+ strong on attendance
Three new solution competencies: Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA, available today), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS, available today), Management (available later in Q1)

  • New specialization for the SMB vertical
  • Lucrative advantage+ and Solution Rewards optimizations
  • Launch of the VMware Solution Exchange
  • New Consulting and Integration Partner Program (CIPP)
  • 

vCloud Director Client for iPad now available!
vExpert 2012 applications now open

Show
…. Year of the Virtual Desktop Again, as was, 2011, 2012…2013

Gartner Numbers – VDI has 2% penetration currently, 8-13% by the end of 2014

Storage still a work in progress for VDI  - costs more than it should for VDI deployment

Personalization and layering tehnology is starting to mature

The cost if end point client is coming down – e.g. Wyse ships ARM based client 

Cost savings in OPEX 10-15% range – VDI

Vertical adoption for VDI – Healthcare, Financial, Public sector, Higher Education

Microsoft Licensing for VDI –  Still a challenge

Connect users to applications and Data

Apps – Life-cycle management is important – Company App Store (end vision)

VDI Security – become transparent to the end user

Private Cloud – self service is important, IT central broker for services

Private Cloud attributes – automation & rapid deployment also important

2012 outlook – Performance Management software (vCOps) is starting to pick up with customers, Capacity Management

Chris Wolf - Hybrid Cloud Mobility: Converting the VM is the Easy Part

Additional Links

VMworld 2011: TECH PREVIEW – Introducing Projects AppBlast and Octopus – Delivering Universal Cloud Access

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