RoadCast2017, Video

How @WorkspotInc Makes VDI & DaaS Insanely Simple

We’ve been spending lots of time on the road meeting with industry leaders to discuss the latest technologies and the current state of enterprise IT. Earlier this year, we spoke with Brad Peterson, VP of Marketing at Workspot, to learn about VDI 2.0, desktops-as-a-service, and how the company makes virtual desktop infrastructure “insanely simple,” as Peterson put it.

In the video interview Peterson breaks it all down for us, explaining that VDI is essentially comprised of two parts: the VDI infrastructure and the control layer. The infrastructure supports the desktops, apps and data, while the control layer does the authentication, brokering and making sure mobile devices can access the right desktops, apps and resources. Traditionally, this control layer was being installed repeatedly whenever and wherever it was needed. And this is what Workspot is out to change.

Workspot has replaced this control plane with its own cloud service that’s cloud native, multi-tenant and scalable to millions of users, says Peterson. This means that organizations with multiple locations can use a single cloud service from Workspot to manage VDI across all of their offices. The VDI infrastructure can be located on-premises so that it’s close to the users, or in the public cloud, Peterson told us; it can be configured anywhere in the world and across multiple locations. It doesn’t get simpler than that.

You can learn more about Workspot’s insanely simple VDI visit where you can watch short video clips on how Workpot works, how you can start using it, and much more.

The Economics of DaaS

In a separate interview, we spoke with Amitabh Singha, Workspot’s CEO, about the business of desktop as a service (DaaS) and what the company has done to make it work for organizations.

Singha explains how organizations can leverage the public cloud along with Workspot to get a 100% OPEX model for their VDI project, getting everything up and running in just a single day. This means businesses don’t have to buy hardware or software anymore, because they can pay for it all on a subscription basis. Singha also explains how this can be a highly compelling model for many organizations and shares some interesting stats on current deployments of this model.

If VDI and DaaS are on your list, this is one video you won’t want to miss.