I am looking for any architecture firms currently using a VDI solution. We are investigating going that route and I would like to hear from someone who has already done it and hopefully get some tips about how to make it successful.

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Brand Representative for Jentu Technologies Inc.

Not exactly VDI, but you might want to check out Jentu, which is basically a VDI alternative. They are non-virtualized desktops that offer centralized desktop control, reduced desktop support, extended workstation life, etc. In a nutshell, you take the hard drive out of a computer, PXE boot, and then it connects to a central image run locally on the desktop. Performance is equal to or better than bare metal. Each group of desktops uses a single server maintained image that's loaded to run locally on the desktop for minimized maintenance. If you have any questions about Jentu, just let me know!

Brand Representative for Pivot3 (NexGen)

Hey Matthew- I know you're looking for experiences from your peers, so I'll keep it brief. You may want to check out what Pivot3 has to offer for VDI solutions. Our storage based approach for virtual desktop infrastructure delivers high performance, lower cost and higher availability than traditional alternatives.

Linked to some information already, but give me a shout if you have other questions!

Brand Representative for Jentu Technologies Inc.

CAD needs an FFT of 1 making VDI an overpriced option with many pitafails.

See these thread for pricing:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1463747-vdi-with-grid-k2-dedicated-gpu

And user experience with Autodesk revit:

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1519164-vdi-pros-and-cons Bottom and of the first page.

Did you hear about Jentu?

Brand Representative for Jentu Technologies Inc.

A fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm computes the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) of a sequence, or its inverse. Fourier analysis converts a signal from its original domain (often time or space) to a representation in the frequency domain and vice versa. An FFT rapidly computes such transformations by factorizing theDFT matrix into a product of sparse (mostly zero) factors.[1] As a result, it manages to reduce the complexityof computing the DFT from {\displaystyle O(n^{2})}, which arises if one simply applies the definition of DFT, to {\displaystyle O(n\log n)}, where {\displaystyle n} is the data size.CAD needs an FFT of 1 making VDI an overpriced option with many pitafails.

FFT? You mean failures to tolerate?