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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology has been around for a long time. Its infancy can be traced back to the network computing and thin client movements of the 1990’s.Early adopters could see promise in the technology but also acknowledged major inhibitors blocking corporate or agency wide acceptance and achieving higher value. This was when the VERDE™ technology was born – the basis of the IBM Virtual Desktop with VERDE™ solutions. The VERDE™ technology addresses critical virtual desktop infrastructure issues that lead to a VDI disillusionment trough. It was a trough that was based on three overriding customer concerns with VDI's cost, complexity and coverage.

The VERDE™ technology addresses these three areas with integrated Storage Optimizer™ that eliminates the Achilles heel of the VDI industry;  a default deployment model that delivers an out-of-the-box persistent and personalized end-user desktop experience while controlling IT costs with centralized administration; scales horizontally in the data center like a web-server farm and additionally across distributed data centers or remote offices; it delivers not only fast end-user disaster recovery but simplified data center disaster recovery; it provides seamless end-user movement between desktop and mobile ensuring corporate or agency data is available yet secure; it supports Windows and Linux.

VERDE™ technology, the foundation of the IBM Virtual Desktop solution, is disruptive technology that addresses long known but poorly met customer requirements.

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  • + Functional details

    The solution lowers the cost of managing and provisioning desktops by allowing organizations to define templates or profiles for groups of users. Each profile or gold master is write-protected and contains the operating system (Windows or Linux) and user applications. Each session is created on the fly by loading the gold master image into memory and then layering an individual users documents and settings on top to create a unique desktop for each user. When a session is closed, any transient changes to the gold master are flushed from memory thus allowing seamless recovery from any corruption from malware or operator error.

  • + Business problem

    Simplify client operating system, application and hardware maintenance.

    Deliver legacy Windows and Linux applications securely across heterogeneous hardware, operating system and mobile devices.

    Reduce historically large VDI storage costs 80 to 90 percent.

    With Window XP's end of support in April 2014, transition from Windows based PC's  to a server based computing model for Windows 7.

    Simple client and data center disaster recover.

  • + Business opportunity

    This solution allows the maximum benefit, coverage and flexibility for an organization looking to simplify and lower the costs of managing thousands of desktops whether they are virtual or physical. No customer will ever be 100 percent virtualized. Any solution requires a combination of the best virtual desktop and PC life-cycle management infrastructures.

    While the VERDE technology addresses the cost, complexity and coverage of the Linux and Windows virtualized end-user communities by managing them from the same infrastructure, IBM's Tivoli Endpoint Manager VERDE integration simplifies the management of a customers complete virtual and physical desktop environments. The two solutions together, dramatically lower operating system, application and hardware management costs.

  • + Return on investment

    Increase worker productivity by delivering a personalized, seamless Linux and Windows end-user experience across a multitude of devices including mobile.

    Preserve brand image by ensuring corporate or agency information remains secure behind firewalls, even when an end-user device is lost or stolen.

    With client virtualization technology, simplify operating system, application and hardware maintenance.

    Scale as needed for temporary or seasonal workloads while isolating the corporate system from viruses on bring-your-own-devices or personally-owned-equipment.

    Lower costs across both physical and virtual desktops with PC life-cycle management integration, such as IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager.

  • + Competitive advantage

    A Single, integrated VDI Solution that attacks the cost of implementation by lowering capital expenditures, simplifying operating system, application and hardware management with coverage from the desktop to the cloud.

    Integrated Storage Optimizer that reduces traditional VDI storage costs by 80 to 90%

    Delivers out-of-the-box, personalized desktops to the end-user and lowers cost of administration for IT

    Remote branch office support ensures that remote office users are "first class citizens" by bringing LAN availability and performance to remote VDI users over wide-area-networks.

    Scales horizontally like a web-server farm. Simply add new servers to the cluster as the business grows. Scale in a distributed fashion across multiple data centers or remote branch offices and move VDI processing closer to the end-user.

    Treat Linux users on par with Windows users.

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
       Aerospace
       Defense
    Automotive Industry
    Banking Industry
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Consumer Products Industry
    Education Industry
    Electronics Industry
    Energy & Utilities Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Government Central/Federal industry
    Government, State/Provincial/Local Industry
    Healthcare Industry
    Industrial Products Industry
    Insurance Industry
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
    Professional Services Industry
    Retail Industry
    Telecommunications Industry
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Aerospace & Defense
       Other
    Automotive
       Other
    Education
       Operations
    Financial Services/Banking
       Automated Solutions
          ATMs
          Kiosks
          Point of Sales
       Branch Transformation
       Core Banking
       Core Systems Transformation
       Operations & Processing
       Service to Sales (Front Office)
    Retail
       Self- Service solutions
          Kiosks, ATMs
          Point of Sale
    Cross industry
       Computer Services
          Systems Management
       Customer Relationship Management
          Contact Center Optimization
       Dynamic Infrastructure/Smarter Planet
          Virtualization
       On Demand Operating Environment
          Virtualization
       On Demand Workplace
       System and data management
          Operating Systems

  • + Customer size

    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

  • + Languages supported

    Chinese (Simplified)
    Chinese (Traditional)
    English
    French
    German
    Italian
    Japanese
    Spanish; Castilian

  • + Countries/regions available for distribution

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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    RHEL5
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM BladeCenter LSxx (AMD processor-based)
       System x
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System
    RHEL6
       System x
       IBM PureSystems: PureFlex System and Flex System

  • + Storage devices

    Network Attached Storage
       IBM System Storage N series
       IBM System Storage N3000
       IBM System Storage N3300
       IBM System Storage N3600
       IBM System Storage N3700
       IBM System Storage N5000
       IBM System Storage N5200
       IBM System Storage N5300
       IBM System Storage N5600
       IBM System Storage N7000
       IBM System Storage N7600
       IBM System Storage N7800


Date last modified:    Feb 27, 2013


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