VERDE VDI Features

What Makes VERDE VDI Special?

Windows and Linux Desktops: Equal Partners

VERDE VDI is the first and still the best way to support Linux.  Not only do we support Linux but we give it equal status. We treat it as an equal citizen with Windows. This has won us many accounts and continues to open up opportunities. The unpopular reality with VMware and Citrix is that Linux is a lot more prevalent in mainstream corporations than they would like to admit.

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VERDE VDI provides a seamless environment for serving Linux desktops of all stripes and configurations. This is one of the beauties of VDI – if I have to do a compile job once a month or so, needing multiple cores to finish in a reasonable amount of time, one doesn’t have to have a beefy workstation sitting idly all month waiting for that job to call upon it. With VERDE VDI there can be an instance available to the engineer that can be called upon when needed  Resources will be carved out of the existing pool and then returned to the pool when complete. Does that sound familiar? Sound like cloud? Well, yes. VDI has a cloud-like architecture and allows organizations to reconfigure on the fly depending on the needs of the moment. In a Linux desktop user population – research, engineering, CAD, military, intelligence, etc… - VDI is a huge advancement in flexibility, cost optimization and security.

Cloud Branch

VERDE Cloud Branch is a revolutionary architecture that addresses the shortcomings of VDI faced by large, decentralized or branch/campus-oriented organizations. The bane of VDI for VMware and Citrix in these deployment configurations is WAN latency. Users demand responsiveness.

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VDI, as promoted by VMware and Citrix, has gotten a bad name from its inability to be successful outside of headquarters. VERDE VDI has an innovative capability that uses caching and differential updates, among other techniques, to effectively “akamaize” VDI, cache it at the edge for easy, quick access, but without requiring any local management/administrator involvement. The major benefits of this approach in addition to eliminating WAN latency, are the business continuity benefits – if the external network goes down, all the local apps will keep working without interruption. Cloud Branch also reduces network bandwidth as well as the applications are all communicating over the LAN and seldom need to go out over the WAN for normal desktop application usage. Schools, campuses, branches, regional data centers, mission isolation, etc… Cloud Branch is a perfect solution for bringing the benefits of VDI to these user populations.

Security

VERDE VDI has a long history as a preferred secure desktop platform with demanding users like the NSA, CIA CSEC and others. VERDE VDI is secure on a number of levels.

Being built organically from the ground up gives us a much more deterministic architecture as opposed to the cobbled-together monstrosities from VMware and Citrix, which not only makes their solutions complicated and difficult to manage, but also introduces code and architectures they have inherited from smaller companies that are often a mystery to the acquiring company.

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VERDE VDI starts with a solid, secure Linux foundation. It then incorporates a dynamic provisioning model that makes users more impervious to malware by making unsanctioned changes non-persisting. We even go so far as to give users the ability to set permission on USB devices by model and serial number. If you identify only this make/model of drive authorized on this device, then any attempt to copy info to a non-authorized device will be blocked and logged. VDI in general offers tremendous security improvements over traditional desktops, but VERDE VDI takes this security to a whole new level with innovations and improvements we have implemented over a long relationship with many demanding users.

 

Quickest Time to ROI

Through a combination of better hardware efficiencies, more attractive all-in-one pricing, the ability to optimize workloads between Windows and Linux (why would a salesforce user need Windows and the associated CALS) and incredibly easier management, VERDE VDI is by far the best ROI among the competition.

Product Architecture

Why VERDE VDI is Your Best Choice for VDI

VERDE VDI provides the lowest-cost VDI, with market-leading densities and storage optimizations offering the ability to treat Windows and Linux clients as equal citizens.

VERDE Cloud Fabric is Multi-Tenant

Flexible choice between centralized or decentralized processing

  • Ability to scale globally within an enterprise with automatic replication to regional data centers
  • LAN performance and availability over wide-area-network (WAN)
  • Remote Branch Office / Data Center
    / MSP organization can scale horizontally from one to thousands
    of servers

Storage Optimizer

Lowest storage CapEX

  • Integrated solution
  • Leverages inexpensive NAS
  • No need for expensive SSD or 3rd-party software solutions

Reduced storage and IT management requirements

  • Reduces number of unique images by separating
    the User Layer from the shared OS image
  • Shared OS images automatically cached on VERDE cluster
    and branch server-based Direct Attached Storage (DAS)

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