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Infographic: Comparing the cost of VDI

Cost of VDI 1.0 vs VDI 2.0
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When you need to get a simple but dramatic point across about the cost of VDI, you can always rely on that IT industry favourite – the iceberg infographic!

We’ve worked with our partners Workspot to show you how ridiculously different the cost of older VDI 1.0 solutions from the likes of VMware and Citrix are, compared to Workspot’s next-generation VDI 2.0.

So why the difference in cost of VDI 1.0 vs. 2.0?

With VDI 1.0 you have huge upfront CapEx costs from software licenses. Then during the deployment phase, OpEx costs mount up because of the need for VDI specialists working for anything between six and nine months simply to architect and install the solution. OpEx continues to increase because of the administrative cost of needing many different IT specialists to maintain the system.

Workspot tco whitepaper

With VDI 2.0 you immediately eliminate most of the upfront CapEx cost of licenses because these are now part of OpEx. And because Workspot’s VDI 2.0 solution can be delivered incredibly quickly (we’re taking hours and days, not months or years), the specialist skills and cross-team support costs plummet.

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About the Author(S)

Tariq Mahmood

Tariq is the founder and director of Algiz Technology, an application and workspace virtualization services provider.

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