I’m excited an honored to be speaking this May at both Citrix Summit (partner conference prior to user conference – Synergy) and BriForum London. My session at Citrix Summit is session SUM120 and it’s titled: “Flag on the VDI play; sure-fire warning signs of impending doom and how to mitigate”. My session at BriForum London is titled: “How to Fail at VDI”. Both sessions were essentially born out of my blog post How to fail at VDI. I’ve been working on putting together a presentation based loosely on that original blog post and I’m curious as to what some of you have to say about this topic.
My presentation follows this basic outline
- I’m tired of the typical ways people engage me in a Desktop Virtualization project – bake-off’s, looking for alternatives to replacing PC’s, want to use thin clients, pilots without testing criteria…it’s a long list already but I’d love to hear more
- Interest ≠ Success, Pilots ≠ Production rollouts
- I’m tired of Desktop Virtualization being called a failure, it’s not, you’re using it wrong!
- Failures fall in to two areas: Technology and Expectations
- Outline common technical failure points
- Outline common misguided expectations of Desktop Virtualization
- Projects/pilots lack useful success criteria
- and somewhere in here I need to help guide people on a path of success :)
Whether you’re a consultant or an IT professional who has been successful or tried and failed…what advice do you have to offer or what do you think I should make sure people know leaving this session?
I’d highly encourage all of you to attend both Citrix Summit/Synergy and BriForum London or Chicago this year.
Citrix Synergy http://www.citrixsynergy.com/
Citrix Summit http://www.citrixsummit.com/
Looking forward to your comments!