What’s New? DataCore Announces Availability of DataCore VDS 2.0 Virtual Desktop Server; Affordable Entry-level Solutions and a Powerful Feature Set to Make VDI Practical

What’s New?

DataCore VDS 2.0 – Delivers powerful virtual desktops for less than the cost of a PC refresh
DataCore Software has released DataCore VDS 2.0 – this new update release makes it simple and cost-effective to deploy persistent ‘stateful’ virtual desktops, adds a new 25 virtual desktop entry level offering priced to meet the needs of smaller scale VDI deployments and delivers a number of significant enhancements to DataCore’s virtual desktop server software platform. These include performance optimizations to speed response times, a new Hot Standby VDI server protection option, support for Single sign on (SSO) access and Active Directory (AD), plus new wizards, templates and tools to achieve a higher degree of integration with Microsoft VDI and Windows Server 2012 platforms and their remote desktop and delivery services.

“DataCore VDS overcomes the VDI adoption issues for small to mid-size companies and addresses the major market need for affordable desktop virtualization solutions in a climate where smaller budgets and the European crisis are impacting all IT decisions. It allows our solution provider partners to deliver cost-effective and highly productive VDI solutions well matched for 25 to 200 virtual desktop environments. Unlike highly complex VDI solutions that are costly and designed for very large 1000 or more desktop projects, DataCore VDS 2.0 removes many of the most painful implementation obstacles while significantly reducing the cost per virtual desktop instance,” says Christian Hagen, vice president of DataCore EMEA. “DataCore finally makes it practical for small and medium enterprises to operate a virtual desktop infrastructure to improve their productivity and costs.”

DataCore VDS addresses the VDI paradox; designed and priced to meet pent up SMB market demandThe paradox is simple, small and medium 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 can’t afford enterprise-class solutions since they cost a fortune and are overkill for smaller environments.

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 VDS dramatically lowers the complexity and significantly reduces the cost per VDI instance. The solution is priced and sized for small, medium size businesses and departmental users. DataCore VDS addresses this underserved market with cost-effective and simple to use solutions specifically designed to meet the budgets of 25 to 200 virtual desktop deployments. Most importantly, DataCore VDS makes it economically possible to not sacrifice performance while maintaining a ‘true’ desktop user experience.

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 2.0 Announcement
DataCore VDS Solution Brief
DataCore VDS Powerpoint Presentation
DataCore VDS Technical Design Guidelines


DataCore VDS is a powerful ‘Stateful’ desktop solution
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.

VDS Benefits

The DataCore VDS highly efficient architecture eliminates up to 75 percent of VDI storage costs without compromising performance and most importantly the user experience. DataCore VDS is:

Simple & Fast to Install, Administer and Use

  • Runs on off-the-shelf servers; any storage 
  • Intuitive for Windows Admins 

Affordable & Super Storage Efficient

  • Uses a fraction of storage compared to other VDI architectures 

High Performance Architecture 

  • Delivers ‘Best in Class’ price performance 
  • Optimally manages I/O traffic and caches for top performance 

Powerful ‘Stateful’ Virtual Desktop Computing

  • True desktop computing, What users expect!
The DataCore VDS Advantage

DataCore VDS is the easy and affordable virtual desktop solution designed for SMBs. It deploys on a single server, and includes the tools Windows® administrators need to rapidly deliver centrally-managed virtual desktops to any user for less than the cost of new PCs.

DataCore VDS addresses unfulfilled SMB market demand for cost-effective solutions

Small and medium 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 VDS dramatically lowers the complexity and significantly reduces the cost per VDI instance. The solution is priced and sized for small, medium size businesses and departmental users. DataCore VDS addresses this unfulfilled market demand with cost-effective and simple to use solutions specifically designed to meet the budgets and needs of 50 to 200 virtual desktop deployments. Most importantly, DataCore VDS makes economically possible to not sacrifice performance and a ‘true’ desktop user experience.

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