Webinars

Upcoming Webinars
Product Webinar: Layering is the Key to Simple, Easy-to-Manage VDI
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM ET
Join Unidesk Solution Architect John Le for an in-depth product webinar to learn more about Unidesk, the desktop layering technology that addresses the storage, personalization, and management challenges currently hindering VDI adoption.
On-Demand Webinars
VDI in 4 Months: USC School of Medicine Greenville Shares How
Recorded: April 3, 2014
You don't often hear about IT projects coming in ahead of schedule. But USC School of Medicine Greenville was able to fully virtualize its servers, desktops, and apps in 4 months. And deploy VDI 6 months ahead of schedule. How did they do it?
5 Universities Share Keys to Successful Desktop Virtualization
Recorded: March 13, 2014
In this higher education roundtable webinar, learn from 5 colleges and universities who have successfully deployed VDI on Unidesk and VMware View.
Texas School District Makes the Grade with 1,500 Virtual Desktops
Recorded: February 27, 2014
Waxahachie ISD's first try at Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) didn't meet performance expectations for faculty and staff or simplify desktop management for the small IT team. How is the Texas school district passing its VDI retest with flying colors and expanding to 1,500 desktops?
Awesome VDI, Miniscule Storage: Construction Firm Tells How
Recorded: February 6, 2014
Who says you need gobs of storage to give virtual desktops to high-end knowledge workers? This Minneapolis/St. Paul construction and contracting services firm is now 200 persistent desktops into its 1,000+ user rollout. How is Egan Company deploying VDI at less than 4GB per desktop, and keeping management ultra-simple?
VMware View for AEC Firm? STV Shares Keys to "VDI 2.0" Success
Recorded: January 16, 2014
3D CAD apps and demanding power users across 30 regional offices aren't your typical VDI use case. Yet, architectural engineering firm STV, Inc. is finding success implementing virtual desktops in its private cloud. How is STV on pace to deploy VDI to 1,000+ users, with day-to-day administration handled by Tier 1 IT staff?
1,000 Desktops on a Limited Budget: Tennessee Tech Shares VDI Story
Recorded: December 17, 2013
One of the 50 “Best Value” public universities in the U.S., Tennessee Tech saw VDI as a better way to manage Windows desktops. How are they implementing 2X more desktops than planned, delivering apps 4X faster, and saving 5X on energy - on a limited budget with existing IT staff?
How to Deploy VMware View with Ease: Manufacturer Shares Best Practices
Recorded: November 21, 2013
If you have a refrigerator, you have foods processed or packaged by TIPPER TIE. With operations in the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland, no remote IT staff, and a highly mobile workforce, this leading manufacturer found that physical desktops were becoming a major problem. So how was VDI their solution?
Customer Webinar: The "Right" Way to Deploy VMware View or XenDesktop in Higher Education
Recorded: November 7, 2013
One of the biggest fears when making a major IT investment is that tomorrow there will be a solution that is faster, better, simpler, and cheaper ... and you'll be stuck with antiquated technology. Don't make that mistake with your VDI project.
How Southland District Council Virtualized All Its Desktops in 90 Days
Recorded: September 26, 2013
How did Southland District Council virtualize 200 desktops and migrate 80 server workloads in less than 90 days? Hear from Damon Campbell, CIO at Southland District Council, live from New Zealand as he explains the technologies that enabled his team to successfully deploy VDI in a very short time.
Webinar: Law firm explains keys to VDI success
Recorded: August 8, 2013
Three of America’s most prestigious law firms saw virtual desktops as a way to make their attorneys more productive, improve client service, and simplify IT operations. Two got started with VMware View, the other with Citrix XenDesktop. All three got stalled by application and image management complexity and persistent desktop requirements.
Webinar: Tulare County, CA Finds VDI Success
Recorded: July 18, 2013
Tulare County is home to the Sequoia National Forest. It's the second leading producer of agricultural commodities in the U.S. And it is migrating its government workers' PCs to virtual desktops. How is Tulare successfully deploying VDI with a lean IT staff, a tight budget, and a diverse user base?
220 virtuelle Desktops verteilt über 7 Standorte: Die erfolgreiche VDI-Implementierung in einem deutschen Immobilienunternehmen
Recorded: June 20, 2013
Mit einer sich schnell mehr und mehr zerstreuenden und mobilen Belegschaft, wusste das größte und erfolgreichste Immobilienunternehmen Norddeutschlands, dass es sein Desktop-Bereitstellungsmodell auf VDI umstellen musste.
Group Policy: Myths & Facts (and specific solutions for Unidesk customers)
Recorded: June 19, 2013
In this webinar, you will see for yourself exactly where Group Policy and Group Policy Preferences kicks butt, but also where it needs a boost (or can be downright dangerous.)
State of Minnesota Dept. of Human Services Deploys VDI to the Hardest Users - Developers
Recorded: June 13, 2013
VDI is too hard and too expensive for advanced use cases that require heavy desktop customization, many different apps and app versions, and frequent changes. So how is MN.IT Services @ DHS successfully deploying hundreds of virtual desktops to the hardest users of all - developers?
City of Yuma Virtualizes Highly Customized Desktops
Recorded: May 22, 2013
With PCs in need of replacement and a 2013 plan calling for cost reduction, energy conservation, and improved service delivery, virtual desktops were the answer. But VDI can be complex when you have 14 departments, 150+ apps, and no 2 desktops that are the same. So, how is City of Yuma implementing easy-to-manage VDI?
Technical Deep Dive Webinar: Unidesk and AppSense
Recorded: May 9, 2013
Unidesk Chief Solution Architect Ron Oglesby and AppSense Solution Specialist Team Lead Mark Morgan demo Unidesk and AppSense and explain how the two solutions are used together at Sunrise Health's 3,000 desktop VDI deployment.
Colby-Sawyer College Deploys VDI for Faculty, Staff, and Students
Recorded: May 8, 2013
Most higher education VDI projects start in labs. Faculty and staff desktops are too hard to customize and support. And their need for persistence increases storage costs. So how is Colby-Sawyer deploying VDI for faculty, staff, and students, with minimal storage and IT effort?
3,000-User Healthcare Case Study: Sunrise Health Region
Recorded: April 25, 2013
It's one of the largest VDI projects in North America. Hundreds of apps. Thousands of desktops. Countless use cases. Access from a plethora of devices - mobile & fixed. Join Sheranga Jayasinghe, Director of IT, Sunrise Health Region for this live webinar.
VDI-Webinar: Wie das Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik die Herausforderung der Bereitstellung Ihrer Anwendungen in VDI löste!
Recorded: March 27, 2013
In diesem Webinar erklären die ATB IT-Administratoren, Thomas Ilte und Rene Lissner, wodurch die Desktop Layer Technologie von Unidesk für das Institut zum Erfolgsschlüssel für VMware View wurde.
Converged infrastructure and desktop layering simplify VDI for New Zealand government council
Recorded: March 14, 2013
Hear from STDC's Pete Sayers and Stephen Mileham as they discuss how game-changing technologies from Nutanix and Unidesk have enabled them to build a fast, flexible, and easy-to-manage VMware View environment.
How student computer technicians are managing day-to-day VDI at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Recorded: March 7, 2013
Join UW Oshkosh’s Greg Duescher to learn how student help desk staff at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh - Dept. of Residence Life are provisioning virtual desktops, packaging and updating applications, and handling desktop break/fix.
"Real World" VDI: Port Authority Shares Journey to 540 Persistent Production Desktops
Recorded: January 31st, 2013
John Samuels shares the Port Authority's VDI journey. It wasn't smooth sailing. But with 540 persistent Unidesk desktops accessed by VMware View and hosted on Dell Compellent storage and Dell PowerEdge servers now live, the benefits are real.
GeekOn with Ron Session #6: How Converged Infrastructure Impacts the Virtual Data Center
Recorded: January 17th, 2013
Converged infrastructure is revolutionizing server and desktop virtualization designs. So who better to join Ron for his next installment of GeekOn than Systems Architect Tony Holland of converged infrastructure provider Nutanix!
VDI Mission Accomplished: U.S. Federal Agency Improves Client Computing Security and Efficiency
Recorded: December 18, 2012
Michael Chavez, Sr. Technical Lead at Joint Task Force North and Nick Brown of Thin Technologies discuss this U.S. Dept. of Defense agency's VDI implementation based on Unidesk and VMware software, HP servers, NetApp storage, and ClearCube and Dell Wyse clients.
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA Takes Desktops Virtual: How They're Succeeding
Recorded: November 29, 2012
Learn how Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA is using virtual desktops in their 2+ million square foot manufacturing facility in Lincoln Nebraska.
GeekOn with Ron Session #5: Storage Deep Dive with Special Guest
Recorded: October 25, 2012
Ron w/ special guest storage expert, Ed Lee, Lead Architect at Tintri, a VM-aware flash-based storage solution, will dive into some of the common questions and topics about the disk subsystem and virtual desktops.
Virtual Desktops: A County Government's Experience
Recorded: October 23, 2012
After a year of struggles with traditional VDI technology, Hamilton County introduced Unidesk and in the last two months have seen the county double its number of virtual desktops. They're now on track toward their goal of 600.
500 Virtual Desktops in 2 Weeks on Unidesk 2.0: The Latest on Mercer University's VDI Initiative
Recorded: October 17, 2012
Hear how Shane Milam and his team at Mercer University implemented 500 non-persistent virtual desktops in 2 weeks with the new Unidesk 2.0.
Work Smarter, Not Harder: A Day in the VDI Life of Vigo County IT Department
Recorded: September 26, 2012
Learn how the slim IT team of two at Vigo County transformed their desktop operations with Unidesk and VMware View. You'll see how they went from 4-5 hours per day of break/fix to 4-5 minutes a day, how they manage only a single Windows image, and how they deliver all applications independent of the OS.
GeekOn with Ron Session #4: Tuning and Optimizing Your Gold Image
Recorded: September 13, 2012
Join Unidesk Chief Solution Architect Ron Oglesby as he discusses tuning and optimizing your gold image including common recommendations across vendors, the real impact various tweaks have on host and desktop performance, and Ron's tips on tuning your Windows 7 VDI image.
Overcoming VDI's Toughest Challenges: Gateway Technical College shares their VDI Journey
Recorded: August 21, 2012
It's well documented that storage is VDI's biggest headache. But application packaging and delivery is a close second. Join us to hear Eric Doherty, Director of Server and Virtualization Technology at Gateway Technical College, explain how they were able to overcome these difficult challenges and more.
GeekOn with Ron Session #3: Remote Office/Branch Office VDI Design Options
Recorded: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
In the third session of the "GeekOn with Ron" technical VDI series, Ron Oglesby discusses some of the challenges and design considerations that go into properly deploying Remote Office/Branch Office (ROBO) VDI.
GeekOn with Ron Session #2: Local Storage vs Centralized Storage Models
Recorded: August 1, 2012
In session #2, virtualization expert and industry veteran Ron Oglesby breaks down local storage vs centralized storage including the arguments for and against each model. He also reviews converged platform models (ie Nutanix) for VDI as well as offers some SSD tips and tricks.
GeekOn with Ron Session #1: Server Design in your VDI environment
Recorded: July 17, 2012
In session #1, Ron Oglesby breaks down how to select and configure servers including server CPU selection, desktop-to-core guesstimation, memory, local storage options and overall best practices for VDI implementation.
Slash VDI Costs Without Slashing Functionality
Recorded: July 12, 2012
Join Unidesk Chief Solution Architect Ron Oglesby and VCDX, VMware vExpert Jason Langone for a technical session to learn how to slash VDI costs without sacrificing functionality.
Storage: VDI's biggest headache - William Woods University shares how to ease the pain
Recorded: June 14, 2012
After running the first phase of the university's VDI project in production for a year and completing a lengthy storage selection process for its expansion, Steven Goodson, Network Administrator at William Woods University is ready to discuss his storage evaluation process and what he learned.
The Truth About VDI - Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance reveals all on cost, complexity and value
Recorded: May 30, 2012
Watch Dru Lesnick of Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance of Iowa speak the truth about VDI, debunk common myths, and share helpful tips and tricks he learned throughout his journey.
Happy Doctors, Happy IT: Cardiovascular Assoc. Shares VDI Implementation Insights
Recorded: March 29th, 2012
Hear Wayne Huling, IT Director at CVAL, discuss his team’s desktop virtualization strategy, key business drivers, technology selections, and deployment progress across the multi-site organization.
Better Economics and A Borderless Classroom: Mercer University Designs VDI to Achieve Both
Recorded: March 13, 2012
Hear Mercer University discuss their desktop virtualization strategy that will enable them to achieve better economics and a borderless classroom.
Remote Office/Branch Office VDI: How One Local Government Agency Did It
Recorded: February 9, 2012
With more than 28 branch/remote office locations and over 1,500 users, it's no surprise that managing desktops was difficult for the Board's small IT staff. They turned to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to simplify administration, enhance service delivery, and reduce costs. Learn how they did it.