NetApp

Virtual Desktop Service

Single pane virtual desktop environments

Virtual Desktop Service is NetApp’s SaaS solution to automatically provision, deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktops in any cloud environment. It extends your customers’ cloud capabilities by delivering a global control plane to manage their virtual desktops through all phases of the desktop lifecycle.

Virtual Desktop Service is a flexible solution with open REST APIs that is interoperable with your customers’ private, public or hybrid cloud deployment strategies and chosen endpoint devices.

In using Virtual Desktop Service, your customers are able to benefit from operational cost efficiencies, along with the flexibility to support desktops and software access irrespective of where the user is physically located.

Why virtualised desktop environments?

Typically, IT administrators come up against three key challenges when using traditional desktop environments:

1. Lack of speed and agility in provisioning resources or applying policies
2. Complexity of managing infrastructure, applications and devices
3. Scaling workloads across multiple global cloud environments

With Virtual Desktop Service from NetApp, these challenges are no more.

Simplified Virtual Desktop Deployment

Accelerate time to workforce productivity through rapid provisioning of workspaces that are synchronized in real-time with your customers’ data, software, and applications.

Automated Virtual Desktop Management

Leverage virtual desktop data orchestration, resource allocation, and workload movement seamlessly across all users – no matter their location.

Optimize and Scale Virtual Desktop Capacity

Scale workloads across multiple global cloud environments to adapt for desktop user surges and leverage NetApp’s Cloud Data Services across the virtual desktop environment, all while reducing cloud infrastructure costs by up to 50%.

By shifting your customers to a virtual desktop environment with NetApp, you’re simplifying their operations while expanding their opportunities for greater speed and scale of abilities.

Key Features

IconAutomated virtual workspace deployment

syncs with real-time data and integrates with your customers’ public cloud of choice.
IconSimplified user management

including the ability to centrally schedule software updates, data orchestration, resource allocation, and workload movement.
IconUnified applications management

spanning user identity, server authentication, data files, databases, storage, profiles, and user/departmental configurations.
IconOpen REST APIs and SaaS

enables IT to accelerate time to provision, scale, consolidate, suspend, and power down virtual desktops centrally.
 
IconScalable cloud resources

give the ability to scale up or down to meet current or planned demand as well as recapture overprovisioned resources.
 
IconCross-platform integration

with the complete NetApp Cloud Data Services family offering further high-performance storage, data protection, optimisation and compliance capabilities.
A global control plane

A global control plane

NetApp Virtual Desktop Service is closely integrated with Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). As a result, you’re able to create an MSP offering that greatly improves the rollout and management of the WVD environment, at scale, and capable of easily adapting to surges in users and requirements.

It means your customers can leverage the power of WVD faster, with less risk, and reduced cost, while managing their virtual desktops through all phases of the desktop lifecycle through a global control plane..

Help extend your customers’ cloud capabilities by delivering faster, automated deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure, along with greater scalability of operations, all manageable through a single pane of glass with NetApp Virtual Desktop Service.

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