Scale Computing partners with Workspot to ease VDI for small, midsize enterprises

Hyperconverged storage vendor Scale Computing announced Wednesday a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that combines the simplicity, scalability, and availability of its hyperconverged infrastructure with Workspot’s simple, modern VDI 2.0. The pre-validated and integrated solution enables small and midsize companies to deploy virtual desktops across the organization in as little as 60 minutes at half the cost of traditional VDI installments.

Workspot designed their VDI 2.0 solution to be simple for any IT organization to deploy in 60 minutes. Created by the originators of VDI 1.0, Workspot’s speed and simplicity is due to its unique architecture that moves the VDI operational “smarts” to the cloud and reduces the footprint in the datacenter to a single Scale Computing HC3 multi-node cluster.

Workspot is a single pane of glass in the cloud that eliminates the unneeded components from both VDI and the datacenter, dramatically decreasing the demand on IT to install, patch, and manage legacy VDI components. The joint solution leverages all the existing investments made in IT and delivers end-user client requirements across all devices, making it the ideal VDI datacenter platform for SMBs.

The jointly developed solution from Scale Computing and Workspot delivers enterprise-class VDI with the simplicity found in all Scale Computing products. Designed with simplicity, availability and scalability in mind, the hybrid cloud-hyperconverged architecture automates all aspects of the VDI deployment.

IT generalists can transform operations by provisioning VDI to 100 users on a basic three-node HC2150 cluster in as little as 60 minutes or 360 users on a 3-node HC4150 cluster. Scaling up to more users is as simple as adding another HC3 node.

“Small to midsize organizations do not always have the IT expertise needed to deploy and manage a virtualized infrastructure with its corresponding applications, data and desktops that traditional VDI demands,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. “Additionally, the TCO of VDI with legacy hardware can be high when considering software, hardware and support costs. Working with Workspot, we have alleviated both the complexity and expense of VDI deployments and provided the means for organizations of any size to benefit from increased efficiency, cost containment and the ability to adapt to future needs.”

“Organizations trying to implement VDI often encounter complexity, high costs and poor performance, making it a challenge for smaller businesses to gain value from its deployment,” said Amitabh Sinha, CEO and Co-founder of Workspot. “But now IT administrators at companies of every size can capitalize on the value of VDI 2.0 by deploying a Scale HC3 cluster, creating or importing a virtual desktop template, then connecting to Workspot Control and starting the automated process to provision desktops to users. It’s an enterprise-grade solution for everyone.”

“Designing systems to support Server and VDI instances that would deliver high performance at a lower cost was critical to fit within our tight budget requirements,” said Mike O’Neil, Director of IT at Hydradyne. “Scale Computing and Workspot are empowering the next generation of VDI and storage technologies to enable our employees and customers to take advantage of the real simplicity. We chose this path because it delivers significant CAPEX savings along with providing a more efficient user experience. We now have an end-to-end solution that achieves the centralized operational simplicity and scalability that desktop virtualization always promised at the same cost of a traditional PC.”

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