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Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box

Virtual desktop solutions have been around for a number of years; however, they have been complex and costly to set up, limiting the technology to larger enterprise-sized organizations. With the release of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box, organizations of all sizes can now benefit from VDI. VDI-in-a-Box is often a new area for small to mid-sized businesses, and it is vital to gain a detailed understanding of the technology to ensure a successful project.

Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with all the information that you need to understand the technology in detail. It provides comprehensive guidelines that will help you to design and implement a solution and it also helps you to build a case for VDI with the help of use cases and case studies.

Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box starts with a detailed look at the architecture of Citrix VDI-in-a-Box before moving on to discuss the design tools and implementation methodologies. It then moves on to typical use cases, including a detailed case study to enable you to position where VDI could sit in your organization. This will help you to build a strong business case for VDI by referencing the significant advantages that the technology can bring. The book finishes with a chapter describing how you can run a successful proof of concept project using existing hardware and free evaluation software.

Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box will enable you to introduce VDI into your organization and to utilize the incredible benefits within your management team.

What you will learn from this book

  • Create a background for Citrix VDI-in-a-Box
  • Build the architecture for VDI-in-a-Box
  • Design a VDI-in-a-Box solution
  • Size the server appliances
  • Choose the right hypervisor for your organization
  • Import and configure VDI-in-a-Box
  • Integrate with your network
  • Connect to desktops
  • Explore the options for desktop clients
  • Know the benefits of VDI

A practical and fast-paced guide that gives you all the information you need to simplify and streamline virtual desktops so you get a production-quality solution while instantly lowering your costs and improving security.

Who this book is written for
Getting Started with Citrix VDI-in-a-Box is great for IT professionals who are new to VDI-in-a-Box and who are looking for a good grounding in the product. You may be planning to research VDI-in-a-Box in more detail, or you may be tasked with researching how VDI-in-a-Box could improve the productivity of your organization. No prior knowledge of VDI-in-a-Box is required, just an understanding of Windows networks.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782171045
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782171041
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