The Virtual Desktop Server
DataCore VDS is designed to cost-effectively deploy and serve virtual desktops. DataCore VDS is a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) application-specific use case that optimally applies DataCore’s software technology, making it practical to deploy persistent ‘stateful’ virtual desktops at a lower cost and higher performance than alternatives.
DataCore VDS 2.1 Announcement
DataCore VDS Solution Brief
DataCore VDS Powerpoint Presentation
DataCore VDS Technical Design Guidelines
IAIT Product Review: DataCore VDS
DataCore VDI Virtual Desktop Services create powerful ‘Stateful’ desktops
True virtual desktops are ‘Stateful’ (or persistent), they deliver a similiar user experience as if a user is on a physical desktop or laptop PC. With ‘stateful’ virtual desktops an end-user is assigned a virtual machine for their own use to run applications, to browse, to do downloads. Turn it off and back on and it retains the ‘State’ just like when you close and open a laptop.
DataCore addresses the unfulfilled market demand for cost-effective solutions
Departmental users and mid-market businesses want to adopt desktop virtualization for the same reasons large enterprises do – to reduce desktop management costs, improve productivity and increase business agility, but they often find enterprise-class solutions overkill for smaller environments.
Storage has been the major barrier and cost factor; current VDI approaches have had to use expensive storage networks, enterprise storage arrays, fast disks, SSDs and shared storage to achieve needed performance. However the economics do not make sense and the result is that the cost of storage has limited VDI deployments only to large companies with big budgets.
Unlike VDI offerings aimed at ‘Big Companies’ on the market which are complex and require many 1000’s of desktops to justify the high costs involved, DataCore dramatically lowers the complexity and significantly reduces the cost per VDI instance. DataCore addresses this unfulfilled market demand with cost-effective and simple to use solutions specifically designed to meet the budget and needs of small entry level 10 virtual desktop environments to larger-scale deployments. Most importantly, DataCore makes it economically possible to not sacrifice performance and achieve a ‘true’ desktop user experience.