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Empower distributed and remote workforces with HPE VDI and HPE Greenlake solutions

March 21, 2021

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Empower distributed and remote workforces with HPE VDI and Greenlake solutions

New workplace realities are challenging legacy assumptions about where, when, and how work gets done. Location and access-device flexibility are more important than ever, while the ability to deliver productivity and security is no less essential. The public cloud is one option—but not when data sovereignty, privacy, performance, or security considerations require apps and data to remain on-premises.

Enabling remote work with VDI and HPE Greenlake

When conducting business away from the office, workers may be using any type of tablet, smartphone, or PC—trusted or not—as is typical in today's bring-your-own-device, work-from-home environment. With virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), employees have no need to store confidential company data on a personal device that could easily be lost, stolen, or tampered with. HPE GreenLake for VDI offers inherently secure on-premises virtual desktop infrastructures, tailored to users' needs, that let you avoid high up-front costs, speed time to value, and scale seamlessly to align resources with demand.

Get the HPE GreenLake experience

Whether you're adopting virtual desktop infrastructures for the first time, or your legacy VDI environment is challenged by increasing user and application demands, HPE GreenLake can deliver the security, performance, and compliance benefits of an on-premises VDI solution with the simplicity and flexibility of the cloud. HPE supports, operates, and manages the platform to deliver strong performance and reliability, while you retain full control of the crucial desktop and application environment.

  • Respond quickly to changing business needs with seamless scalability
  • There's no large up-front capital expense: per-user, per-month billing includes all VDI hardware, software, installation, and operational and support services
  • Avoid lengthy rollouts with quick-to-deploy, pre-configured, turnkey solutions
  • Pay for the resources you consume above a reserve, as you consume them, based on transparent, easy-to-understand usage metrics

Benefits Summary

Empower distributed and remote workforces

HPE GreenLake enables a fast and secure VDI environment that provides access to on-premises resources from any device, regardless of location. And HPE GreenLake for VDI offers virtual desktop configurations tailored for different user workloads – including knowledge users, task users, power users, and engineering users needing dedicated nodes of CPU and Nvidia GPU compute and memory.

Define a solution to meet your needs

You choose from a range of performance tiers for your users, in the combination that best meets your needs. HPE deploys the required hardware and software in your data centre using HPE ProLiant servers, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI or HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged systems, helping to ensure security and giving you full control over the environment.

Scale to meet evolving demand

With this solution, HPE provides a fully managed and supported VDI environment, and maintains it over time. As your demand for desktop resources grows, HPE can simply stand up additional resources in your data centre ahead of the need, with images configured to suit user categories. With HPE GreenLake, you only pay for what you use.

Designed to suit both Citrix and VMware

HPE has longstanding strategic partnerships with Citrix and VMware. HPE GreenLake offers choice and flexibility—with support for both Citrix and VMware VDI software—and can deliver your solution in a Nutanix environment. Power users can even accelerate their work by leveraging NVIDIA GPUs.

Why HPE GreenLake?

With HPE GreenLake, you can take advantage of HPE expertise to get the right experience in place for each of your users quickly. Our VDI solution is not DIY, not public cloud and not DaaS. Instead, it offers the benefits of on-premise VDI-such as security seamless user experience, and performance-and delivers the right environment to boost productivity. Unlike cloud-based VDI, you control the performance resources available to end-users, as well as the data location, with a service provided in a unique consumption-based, managed-for-your model.

On average, HPE GreenLake customers report:

Shortened time to market
Easy capacity planning and a ready-to-use buffer speed the deployment of global IT projects.
CAPEX Savings
Eliminating over-provisioning and technology refresh spending cuts cost
IT resource-saving
Support, administration and planning are included with HPE GreenLake services.

Customer Story

Duane Morris builds workforce resilience

Law firm Duane Morris saw remote worker numbers jump from 450 to 1,200 during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the help of HPE GreenLake for VDI, the firm was able to seamlessly support this shift, which happened within 24-hours. In addition to supporting a huge increase in video conferencing, the firm held a webinar attended by 1,000 people, the largest event it had ever hosted, enabled by HPE GreenLake infrastructure.

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