Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC) implements VDI, enhances efficiency, and improves workforce flexibility
Date : 6/1/2014
The consensus is that the VDI project has been a success. Around 80 per cent of employees with access to the VDI have taken up the option of being able to work from home.
Erik Hulsbosch, Head of Communication, Media & ICT, VGC, Belgium
ChallengeVGC wanted to create a more flexible work environment to help reduce costs, enhance efficiency and protect the work/life balance of its staff.
SolutionThe authority created a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), built on Dell EqualLogic storage and Dell PowerEdge servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors running VMware® software. It rolled out Dell Wyse zero clients across its central office and chose Dell ProSupport to protect its investment.
Benefits• Increased satisfaction with 80 per cent of staff opting for homeworking
• Enhanced performance as employees get fast access from any desktop
• Greater efficiency thanks to estate-wide desktop upgrades in less than three hours
• Significant savings, with office rental space down 20 per cent
• Major reduction in electricity bills expected