A couple of weeks ago, we discussed How Cloudpaging Optimizes VDI Workloads on WVD, using our webinar speaking points as a framework. This time, we’ll talk in more detail about complex vs. simple workloads and how Cloudpaging can simplify them.
When it comes to VDI workloads, one major challenge is making sure that IT admins and IT managers have the right solution for their workloads. For any user computing, workloads are simply the applications and how your end-users use those applications. Some applications are legacy apps, having been built and optimized for older operating systems.
The question then becomes, “how do you manage your legacy apps in a new infrastructure?” If you have an application that’s running on Windows 7 and you want to migrate it to Windows 10, how do you manage those legacy apps so that in your new infrastructure, you can run this application seamlessly, efficiently, and with the right performance for your workload?
Simple vs Complex Workloads
There are two types of workloads—simple and complex—that depend on what your target users is trying to do.
Think about your favorite tech company. Whether that’s Google, Amazon, or your very own Numecent, that company has a marketing department, a finance department, and an engineering department. These departments have different workload levels.
Maybe the finance department only needs Excel. That’s a simple workload, and a workload that Cloudpaging can deliver. However, where Cloudpaging excels is in taking more complex workloads and making them simple so they can be delivered simply like the single applications are.
To clarify, complex workloads aren’t complex because they are rare. On the contrary, the workloads are complex because they’re complex to deliver, not because they’re uncommon for end-users. In fact, complex workloads make up common use cases that many of your different end users will end up needing.
No matter what type of workload, the challenge is in getting those applications on the desktop. And once those apps are delivered, the challenge becomes, “how do you keep these apps updated?”
If you try to upgrade a dependency like Java, it’s very easy to break other applications or the desktop itself because of the tight interactions between these Windows applications. If your applications or desktop stop functioning, you’ll have to spend time and resources troubleshooting those issues, which increases maintenance costs.
While you can solve that by having a lot of different OS images, it’s an impractical solution. On the back end, it’s a nightmare for IT to try to maintain them. Not to mention, you’ve got to pay for space. It’s simply a high price to pay to keep all those applications working.
Why Numecent is the Right Choice
Here’s where Numecent comes in. Our Cloudpaging software simplifies the management and deployment of all windows applications onto modern workspace environments such as VDI and WVD.
Cloudpaging can take any windows application and provision them to any sets of users or groups of users desktops at scale. It’s why over a million active users use Cloudpaging, and it’s why we’re one of Microsoft’s trusted partners.
Our customers include cloud MSP system integrators, well-known universities, and large financial institutions. One of Numecent’s customers is a bank that had very old Windows XP applications. This bank had trouble getting their in-house applications to run on Windows 10. After trying and failing with other tools, they came across Cloudpaging, which successfully migrated their applications off Windows XP onto a fully supported desktop.
To learn more about how Cloudpaging simplifies workloads and migrate legacy apps, you can watch the entire webinar >>here<<.