A cost-effective managed cloud desktop for flexible work styles

Businesses today are faced with increasing challenges to deliver secure, fast, and reliable desktops and applications to their end users. From contingent workforces, specialized remote talent, mergers, and acquisitions to ensuring the capacity to handle a disaster or business continuity event, cloud-based end-user computing (EUC) services are a cost-effective and scalable answer to these digital workplace challenges. Virtusa's Desktop-as-a-Service offering, vDaaS, was purpose-built to help customers address these situations.

vDaaS is a scalable and flexible turnkey solution that can be deployed in just three days to enable your entire global organization to immediately begin working remotely. vDaaS provides employees access to their digital workspace and secure data anytime, anywhere, and on any device.

As an AWS Premier Consulting Partner who has achieved the AWS Digital Workplace Competency, Virtusa specializes in helping customers of all sizes overcome the challenges of moving their desktop and application workloads to the cloud by offering design, implementation, and migration services wrapped in a mature managed service.

Virtusa

AWS Partner Network | Competency

Availability

Australia, Austria, Canada, Dubai, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, United States

Benefits

Affordable, simple, and scalable

vDaaS scales seamlessly at your pace using a pay-as-you-grow model 

Reliable

Virtusa offers globally deployed enterprise-grade services 

Fast, familiar, and user-friendly

vDaaS services and software are focused on ensuring the best delivery possible of AWS EUC products

Secure

vDaaS employs specialized EUC IT security personnel to ensure the customer's security posture is met

  • How it works
  • Key activities
  • Customer contribution
  • About this consultant
  • Architecture diagram
  • How it works
  • The vDaaS Center of Excellence (CoE) supplies a full life cycle of services to aid in your digital workplace transformation. vDaaS is ideal for business challenges such as remote workforce and work-from-home personnel; contingent and contract-based workforce; on- and offshore developers; bring-your-own-device workplace setups; and mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Digital workplace transformation includes not only conversion of the desktop and applications to Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0; it also consists of application life-cycle management, endpoint delivery, and support, monitoring, and management of the platforms as well as what is happening inside the desktop and application environment.

    As initial components of the CoE, Virtusa offers cloud economics analysis to determine true total cost of ownership (TCO), return on investment (ROI), and net present value (NPV). A desktop delivery assessment investigates application inventory and complexity, end-user profile complexity, and compute bundle right-sizing. All vDaaS delivery services are built around the AWS Well-Architected Framework for optimal delivery of Amazon WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0.

    As part of the vDaaS consulting engagement, Virtusa will execute a proof of concept and proof of value. This will show that the technology will work in the customer's environment, as well as proving the solution's value for the organization and its end users.

    Virtusa's enterprise integration experience will ensure that all integration points from software delivery, asset management, automation frameworks, and service management tools are delivered as part of the Amazon WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0 deployment. The consulting offer may also include managed IT services including end-to-end management of all Amazon WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0 operations, application and business unit on-boarding, and end-user curbside support.

  • Key activities
  • 1) Discovery and assessment

    Inventory of current EUC environment and detailed requirements (desktop, applications, network, security)

    2) TCO analysis

    Comparative financial analysis between current mode of operations and future mode with vDaaS

    3) Proofs of concept and value

    Prove out technical and business use cases and ensure alignment to requirements and solution value

    4) Migration/deployment

    Enterprise integration, migration, and deployment of vDaaS workloads on Amazon WorkSpaces or AppStream 2.0

    5) EUC optimization

    Optimization and enhancement of application delivery and end-user experience on Amazon WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0

    6) Managed services

    Manage, maintain, and support end-to-end Amazon WorkSpaces and AppStream 2.0

    7) Digital workplace transformation

    Customer automation software enabling customers to adopt a fully integrated enterprise consumption model

  • Customer contribution
  • Inventory

    Details of current EUC environment—physical, VDI/server-based computing (PCs, Citrix, VMware)

    Requirements

    Detailed technical, user, and financial requirements for the project

    Current annualized EUC budget

    As detailed as possible, the current CapEx and OpEx model including shared service costs where applicable 

    Wish list

    Customer's Digital Workplace transformation road map and EUC modernization wish list

    Operating model

    Current operations model, structure, tooling, SLAs, delivery centers, and aspirations for improvement

    Current cloud maturity level

    Details of cloud journey and maturity level with AWS Cloud; major workloads that have been migrated to AWS

    Security policies and standards

    Any security baselines applicable to cloud and EUC solutions, including hardening/penetration testing 

    Upcoming strategic business changes

    Business events that are driving change and reprioritization of customer's long range plans

  • About this consultant
  • Virtusa is an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and has achieved the AWS Migration, AWS DevOps, AWS SaaS, and AWS Digital Workplace Competencies. Virtusa Corporation is a global provider of digital business strategy, digital engineering, and information technology services and solutions that help clients change, disrupt, and unlock new value through innovation engineering.

    Virtusa serves Global 2000 companies in banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, communications, media, entertainment, travel, manufacturing, and technology. Virtusa's consultants help clients grow their business with innovative products and services that create operational efficiency using digital labor, future-proof operational and IT platforms, and rationalization and modernization of IT applications infrastructure. This is achieved through a unique approach blending deep contextual expertise, empowered agile teams, and measurably better engineering to create holistic solutions that drive business forward at unparalleled velocity enabled by a culture of cooperative disruption.

  • Architecture diagram

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