Less is More...
Less is more. It’s an old adage but still very relevant in the fast-paced lives we live today. A few well-chosen words often resonate more deeply than an entire volume. Clint Eastwood didn’t have to say much in order to get his point across loud and clear.
Allow me to share an experience with you. I recently took a trip to Orlando for business, and before I left, my team and I were working on a new pro forma financial spreadsheet for our product portfolio. Being in the desktop cloud computing industry, I use my virtual desktop as my primary computer, and this project was no exception. Before I left the office, I saved my document on my virtual desktop and headed to the airport.
The funny thing about airplanes for me is during that first 15 or 20 minutes after the plane pushes back from the Jet way. For some reason my mind calms down – probably because I can’t turn on my phone or computer. It’s often during this time that I sit back, close my eyes… relax…and….. POP! An idea shoots into my brain from out of nowhere! Such was my experience on this Orlando trip, and my new idea was an improvement to my pro forma spreadsheet.
Once we were airborne, and the shackles were removed from my computer, I powered it on and signed onto the wireless service that the airplane provided. I launched my virtual desktop client and there was my work, just as I left it. I navigated to the place where I wanted to insert my genius idea, entered the change and saved the file. At that point, I decided to do a bit of research, so I opened my browser and began to surf the web.
At some point I noticed that the gentleman next to me was looking at me with a rather confused look on his face. I took the time to introduce myself, but he kind of cut me short and asked me why my Internet connection was so fast. It was at that point I noticed that he too was using the airplane wireless, but his computer was performing very slowly. I informed him that I wasn’t really surfing the web from the airplane, I was surfing the web from my personalized virtual desktop in the cloud. The only things being transmitted back to the airplane were digitized keystrokes and screen scrapes. I was able to show him in real time the value of having this desktop cloud technology.
As I thought about that experience throughout my trip, a few notions came to mind. First, Desktop Cloud Computing doesn’t necessarily mean I will buy fewer end points; in fact, I may buy more! The real value from this architecture is that I have ONE single desktop in the cloud that I can access from any device of my choosing. Oh, and that desktop is MY desktop. I could have accomplished the exact same thing on that plane with my iPad instead of my laptop – didn’t matter. I chose the laptop because the keyboard was easier to use in an airplane.
The second notion that came to mind was “less is more…”. I have reduced the use of all “computers” from a work perspective down to one – my desktop cloud computer. Everything that I do for work, I do on my virtual desktop. This has given me more freedom to use the device I want, when I want, and where I want without the burden of having my work spread across several systems.
Of course, it helps that our company’s technology – V3 Systems’ technology - guarantees the performance of desktop cloud computers will be as much as eight times faster than any local computer on my desk, or on the plane, or anywhere else for that matter. It also helps that we offer failover and high availability for our desktop cloud computers. Finally, our simple elegant design minimizes the need for extensive, and expensive, SAN architectures to support a VDI deployment.
Less is more – simple, elegant, powerful, that’s the V3 way!
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