Re-Thinking the Private Cloud: What it Means to Build a Private Cloud in 2019 (or what to do if you already built one in 2009)

If a colleague came to you and told you that your company needed more compute resources, more virtual desktops, more storage space, what would you do? Is your first instinct still to pick up the phone and call VMware or Citrix? I don’t blame you; we are creatures of habit after all and the likes of VMware have been synonymous with VDI since its inception.

I am, however, here to bring you the good news: today you have more options that ever for building out a private cloud environment, and it’s not nearly as complex as it seems, provided you have the right tools to manage it!

Why it’s time to think outside the VMware/Citrix Box

Public Clouds, OpenStack, Hyperconverged Infrastructures, the list goes on. Today, there are more options than ever for building out a private cloud environment that leverages low cost, open source, or on-demand compute resources. That means no more hefty VMware licensing fees! This is huge news for your bottom line.

But perhaps the hesitation to explore other private cloud options is less about not knowing about the other options, and more about that pesky sunk cost fallacy – you’ve already invested a lot into VMware. Don’t worry, we can help with that too!

How to host and manage VDI workloads in private cloud environments

If you’ve only ever seen the legacy VDI model, then you’ve only ever seen one path to hosted IT asset management. However, by installing Leostream into your existing legacy VDI environment, you’ll quickly find that you have this neat feature called “Centers”. Centers are your first-class ticket to a whole new world of hybrid cloud opportunity.

By leveraging Leostream centers, you now have the option to manage resources in any private or public cloud Leostream supports, all from the same pane of glass that you use to manage your existing legacy resources.

VMware and OpenStack? Sure. Hyperconverged systems and AWS? Yep. HPE Moonshot and Azure? You got it.  Mix and match to your heart’s content, the process for deploying, managing and providing user access to these resources is the same no matter where you put them.

Ready to learn more?

But wait, Jamie! Where will my users log in? Can I really use OpenStack as a VDI solution? And what exactly does “Hybrid Cloud Management” look like?

I’m so glad you asked. You can find out by viewing our VDI Master Class: Rethinking Your Private Cloud with Leostream and Fairbanks.

In this webinar presentation, hosted by Leostream and Fairbanks Cloud, we take a deep dive into

  • Even more reasons to ditch VMware and Citrix
  • How exactly to manage hosted VDI resources in a private cloud
  • Yes, OpenStack is the VDI platform of the future: Here’s why

Go Hybrid: When it’s time to consider a hybrid cloud

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