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NetApp’s Virtual Desktop Managed Service (VDMS) provides turnkey virtual desktops as a managed service for your expanding enterprise. VDMS integrates a complete Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution with our world-class data services infrastructure all for a simple per-user monthly fee.

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Businesses find that providing virtual desktop infrastructure to a growing number of enterprise users can be complex and resource-intensive. DaaS solutions are an increasingly attractive tool to allow enterprises to support virtual desktops by leveraging a streamlined managed service model. Unfortunately, most DaaS offerings are often limited in scope, or built upon 'lowest common denominator' infrastructure that isn’t enterprise-class. Imagine a better approach to DaaS that integrates the virtual desktop with the industry’s leading cloud data services and management tools. That's DaaS at scale. That's NetApp Virtual Desktop Managed Service.


Why NetApp's Virtual Desktop Managed Service

NetApp’s Virtual Desktop Managed Service (VDMS) is a turn-key managed solution for your end-to-end virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). It is powered by NetApp’s Virtual Desktop Service (VDS), our VDI global control plane for virtual desktop management that functions as an extension of the cloud. Now businesses have an option to reduce the complexity of VDI provisioning, orchestration, and management by outsourcing these functions to NetApp. VDMS does not require additional IT staff, nor incremental cloud investment, to operate. All it takes to get world-class, cloud-driven modern workplace solutions is to subscribe to VDMS for a simple monthly fee per user.

VDMS goes beyond traditional DaaS solutions by integrating:

  • NetApp Cloud Volumes family of storage to optimize your cloud storage and performance while enhancing data protection, security, and compliance
  • NetApp SaaS Back-Up for Microsoft 365 offering a secure, straight forward solution that protects your users’ Microsoft 365 mission-critical data to protect against the odds of data loss from a variety of threats
  • NetApp Cloud Insights diagnostic reports for complete visibility into your VDMS usage and applications

Additional VDMS options include dedicated virtual machine creation and increased GPU capacity for graphically-intensive workloads


Why Virtual Desktop


The Challenges

IT Challenges

  • ic-07 IT organization is short-staffed and cannot support daily operations involved in virtual desktops and VDI
  • ic-01-1 High costs and resources associated with manual configuration of individual workspaces
  • ic-02-1 Lack of speed and agility when managing users, provisioning resource, or applying policy changes across desktop workspaces
  • ic-03-1 Complexity of managing the VDI infrastructure stack across different regions and locations
  • ic-02 Scaling workloads across globally distributed environments to adapt for surges in virtual desktop users

Business Challenges

  • ic-pricing-10 Expensive to add and train incremental IT staff on VDI
  • ic-support-2 Slows down employee productivity and time-to-value
  • ic-09 Inability to integrate virtual desktop data orchestration, resource allocation, and workload movement seamlessly
  • ic-05 Proliferation of endpoint devices creates complexity in provisioning infrastructure
  • ic-08 Loss of productivity and capacity needed to support sudden increases in remote, contract,or seasonal workforce demands

Key Use Cases

Offload the complex management of virtual desktop infrastructure to an industry leader in enterprise-class infrastructure foundations

Address mobile user and device proliferation

Adapt to seasonal, shift or contract workers

Expand your virtual desktop infrastructure to accommodate increasing global demands

The Solution: Virtual Desktop Managed Service

Virtual Desktop Managed Service (VDMS) is NetApp’s DaaS solution that allows you to outsource all virtual desktop provisioning, deployment, and management for a single monthly fee per user. What sets VDMS apart from other DaaS solutions lies in its integration of NetApp’s industry-leading enterprise-class data management infrastructure, including integrated protection for your user's Microsoft 365 data, and comprehensive cloud insights reporting.



Reduce Time, Manage Costs

Trust NetApp’s dedicated team to manage the entire VDI lifecycle on your behalf for a single monthly fee per user.


Accelerate Productivity

Turn-on virtual desktop application quickly so that your employees can be productive right from the start.


Get Training and Support

Ensure that your IT teams are proficient with your virtual desktop environment through complementary on-boarding, training and continued customer support throughout your service term.


Mitigate Risk of Errors

Reduce likelihood of virtual desktop configuration, data management, and software update errors by shifting to managed service model.


Redeploy IT Resources

Let VDMS manage your modern workplace DaaS and Cloud Data Service needs so that IT teams can be redirected to address other mission-critical issues.


Leverage NetApp Cloud Data Solutions

Take advantage of an infrastructure that leverages NetApp's industry-leading data and management infrastructure for data storage, protection, and analytics sp that you can scale with ease and confidence