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VDI & Government: APAC Governing Bodies are Ready to Virtualize

In one of our recent articles entitled “VDI to Hybrid VDI: The Living, Breathing Growth of Virtualization,” we discussed the development of Hybrid VDI from VDI and some of the more recent use cases like Engineering, Education and Manufacturing – but one use case we’ve not discussed is VDI’s use in state and local governments.

“A decade ago, neither the IT infrastructure or the server power was there. Consequently, most people had a horrible experience with VDI,” says Troy Massey, Director, Enterprise Engagements for Iron Bow. “Now virtual desktops perform at least as well as traditional desktops, and there are also significant cost savings agencies can realize.”

A recent study by 1105 Public Sector Media Group predicted huge growth for the VDI within governmental agencies. Although past growth was likely due to the simplified management, reduced TCO and increased flexibility and scalability obtained through VDI, 2019’s VDI also boasts of increased security functions and features, centralized control over endpoint security and policy configuration – suddenly making VDI the ideal solution for government!  In his article, “Why VDI Makes Sense for State and Local Governments,” Bob Morrow, Sr. Business Development Strategist for CDW-G, details a North American use case for VDI in the Corona, California government.

“With virtualization and Microsoft solutions for automated maintenance and deployment, we’re saving money, reducing IT response time, and accelerating ROI,” Corona CIO Chris McMasters tells Computerworld. “What used to be a four-day turnaround to resolve a computer problem may now take 10 to 20 minutes.”

“The APAC region is driving technology growth and innovation, particularly in the areas of cloud collaboration and virtualization.” says Laura Stotler, Contributing Editor and author of the article, “Virtualization and Government Initiatives Driving APAC Cloud Collaboration.” A few of the more common IT issues APAC governmental bodies include:
•    Legacy infrastructure unable to operate in evolving threat landscape
•    Limited network visibility across diverse environments
•    Lack of security tool integration
•    IT budgets vs. compliance regulations

Governments require a solution that can support a large number of peripherals and is easy to use and maintain, with low energy consumption. VDI solutions like those available through Sangfor Technologies provide compatibility with most of the industry's common peripherals with lower power consumption and much lower TCO. Amrita Choudhury, Lead Enterprise application Research Analyst at Technavio confirms that virtualization “…helps companies to significantly increase the number of mobile devices and virtual desktops that can be hosted on each data center server.”

Why Sangfor?
Sangfor Technologies originated and operates out of the APAC region and is committed to supplying unique solutions for the unique needs of each region, customer and company. Sangfor’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a seamless, safe and affordable solution for desktop and application virtualization, and has recently released its latest update, focused on providing efficiency, safety and smooth operation.

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