Azure Virtual Desktop - 2 week PoC

Move AS

With Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)(formerly Windows Virtual Desktop), Move offers a comprehensive virtualization service through the Windows Azure cloud service

A 2-week PoC will give the customer a good insight in how Azure Virtual Desktop will work in their business, and have a solid base for deciding further implementation.

Azure Virtual Desktop opens a host of possibilities:

  • Multi session Windows 10 deployment delivered as a full, saleable Windows 10 deployment.
  • Office 365 ProPlus is virtualized and optimized for multiuser environments.
  • Windows 7 virtual desktops with free, Extended Security Updates are available
  • Virtualize desktops and/or applications

WEEK ONE: Mapping/requirements week Preliminary workshop with the following goal:

  • Map out the customer’s needs and make a requirements specification
  • Define applications suited to run in AVD
  • Define a pilot user group
  • Educate and inform the customer using a AVD lab demo

Post workshop presentation that contains:

  • A requirements specification of what must be part of the PoC
  • A draft of the architecture, complete with a design and cost estimate of the solution
  • The solution will then be deployed in Azure as soon as the customer accepts the parameters

WEEK TWO: Pilot week Deploy and start a pilot

  • The Move consultant that is responsible for the customer presents the pilot to the customer
  • The pilot users test the solution against the requirement specification.
  • Testing is done in close cooperation with a team of Move consultants

Post pilot week, the customer gets a report containing:

  • The Azure architecture
  • Results and evaluation of the pilot week and testing
  • Cost estimate of a full implementation
  • A recommendation of «where to go» after the PoC

A AVD Proof of Concept is suitable for organizations that haven’t already virtualized their desktops, and organizations that need to upgrade their existing virtual desktop solutions.