Azure Virtual Desktop - Proof of Concept

Bistech

Accelerate your transition to a modern, cloud-first business with Bistech and Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

Moving to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) can be a complex undertaking and that’s where Bistech’s proven expertise can help. As Microsoft Partners, we’ve deployed numerous AVD solutions into the Architecture and Professional Services industries since the public preview in 2019. To commence your AVD journey, our experienced team of architects, consultants and cloud specialists will conduct a Proof of Concept (PoC) to thoroughly plan, optimise and monitor your AVD solution and deliver the best user experience.

Scope;

  • Verify AD Connect setup is complete
  • Create Azure networking
  • Deploy Azure VPN Gateway
  • Create resource group for images
  • Configure S2S VPN (Azure VPN Gateway/Firewall)
  • Configure S2S VPN (Customer on-premise equipment)
  • Create GPOs specific to AVD + FSLogix
  • Create AVD service account
  • Configure storage solution for user profiles
  • Register desktop virtualisation resource provider
  • Implement analytics
  • Implement automation/scaling
  • Deploy and configure VM(s) to use as base image(s)
  • Configure additional disk space if required
  • Create OU in Active Directory to contain AVD hosts
  • Pass image machine(s) to customer for preparation and application installation
  • Create Azure Compute Gallery and definitions
  • Create AVD PoC resource groups
  • Clone VM, Sysprep and create a golden image within shared image gallery
  • Deploy AVD PoC host pool using latest image from Azure Compute Gallery
  • Assign users to PoC application groups

Deliverables;

  • Comprehensive design workshop to understand your business requirements and tailor the solution to best fit your organisation
  • Benchmarking and assessment of existing environment
  • AVD implementation for up to 30 users
  • Benchmarking and assessment of AVD environment
  • User experience assessment and optimisation
  • Automation and scaling customisation to fit users’ working patterns and reduce unnecessary spend
  • Detailed Knowledge Transfer of the new deployment to your chosen administrators
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