Drop into Desktop Cloud Computing with V3 Systems
If you have seen V3’s latest campaign titled, “Drop into Desktop Cloud Computing” you might be asking yourself, what the heck does “drop in” even mean, and what in the world does skateboarding have to do with VDI?
“Dropping in” is a skateboarding term that describes the act of the initial entry into a ramp, half pipe, or bowl. The “drop in” gives the skater the initial speed to be able to execute a subsequent maneuver or trick. The sensation of a “drop in” is fun and exhilarating, but very scary if the skater is not skilled. (Watch video here)
So now that you have the definition, you might be thinking, “That’s nice, but I don’t really relate to this kind of stuff.” To that comment I would argue, if you consider yourself an innovator or early adopter (as shown in the graphic below), then YES you do.
The Adoption Curve and “Dropping In”
The Adoption Curve
An early adopter with -- let’s say -- virtual desktops, will probably run into a lot of fears, doubts, and uncertainties at some point. For example, imagine yourself as an IT Director, an early adopter IT Director as a matter of fact, implementing a virtual desktop solution for the first time in your organization. Imagine the fear that might come over you just thinking of the consequences if such a solution should fail? Don’t believe me? Trust me, I have seen it firsthand. I have personally seen the frustration of an IT Director as he told us in a meeting, “I could lose my job if this (virtual desktop solution) doesn’t work.”
A lot of risks are associated with “dropping in” as an early adopter, and I imagine they feel similar to how a skateboarder feels “dropping into” a quarter pipe for the first time, scared to death that he might “crash and burn.” Nevertheless, despite the uncertainty and doubt, the virtual desktop movement is happening, and everyone will eventually have to take the leap and drop into this new technology. The only question is, when are you going to drop in?
“Why do you want to Drop In?”
Desktop Cloud Computing gives everyone the ultimate computing experience. It gives users the freedom to compute from anywhere, wherever and however. When I was first introduced to my very own virtual desktop, I was able to work in the applications that I love like Adobe Premiere, Illustrator, and After Effects, from a tablet, on a plane, or even in third world countries, anywhere! No longer did I have to invest thousands of dollars in buying the right type of endpoint because everything was now in the cloud. I wasn’t afraid of my endpoint getting lost or stolen. I felt more at ease, and I was more excited to compute. It rocked my world.
Now I say to each of you, it is time for the world to take the leap of faith and drop into Desktop Cloud Computing! Sure, it might seem scary at first, but once you do it, I know you will never look back.
For more information about what V3 does, see this infographic.