Servers & Systems: The Right Compute

Good news for the remote workforce: HPE ProLiant, NVIDIA, and Teradici for VDI with lower TCO

Discover how to improve the user experience for remote workers while securely running engineering, design, and business applications through a VDI solution built with components from industry leaders HPE ProLiant, NVIDIA, and Teradici.

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Technologies supporting virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can increase data security, lower TCO per desktop, and create better performance over physical endpoints. What’s more, VDI can enable your organizations to be more agile—with the ability to address a wide range of desktop users using various devices while still meeting different compute requirements. All of this translates into new ways you can optimize, control, and deliver rich content to a diverse set of remote workers and geographically disbursed users.

In the past, technologies like VDI were seen as heavy, disruptive projects that required time, resources, dedicated infrastructure, and big budgets. The good news is, that’s changed, thanks to advancements within the network, compute, and storage layers.

Today, VDI helps reduce desktop IT costs, improves security, increases control, and expands connectivity. With a strong VDI, desktops are hosted in your data center and can be accessed from any device, anywhere. This allows you to support new business models and improve both IT operations and user experience.

All good reasons why organizations across myriad industries are deploying VDI to improve business agility and data center economics.

How organizations use VDI solutions built with HPE ProLiant, NVIDIA, and Teradici

Successful VDI environments based on HPE ProLiant servers with Teradici Cloud Access Software Plus (CAS+), powered by NVIDIA RTX GPUs and NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation (Quadro vDWS) software, allow you to:

  • Run visualization workloads on remotely hosted Windows® and Linux desktops
  • Enable a highly-responsive, feature-rich remote desktop experience
  • Reduce infrastructure complexity and costs through virtualization
  • Access centralized collaborative workflows from any mix of on-prem and cloud infrastructure
  • Access 3D models and other graphic-intensive content instantaneously with no transport delay
  • Connect geographically dispersed teams without compromising customer experience 

What drives successful VDI

360-degree security

From the ProLiant compute infrastructure that hosts end-user sessions to the networks that carry the protocol (PCoIP) that delivers the use experience, security is top of mind for any virtualized environment implementation. The enhanced holistic 360-degree security with the silicon root of trust that comes with the HPE ProLiant ecosystem helps you rest assured that your security needs are being met.

Intelligent automation

Migrating new end-user resources into the data center means ensuring that the platforms that host those resources are highly manageable. This is a key element of HPE ProLiant’s intelligent automation capabilities.

Performance optimization

The end-user’s virtualized experience must be virtually identical to a local experience in order for the implementation to succeed. This means the underlying server platforms must be optimized to meet the critical performance requirements of the solution. The workload optimization capabilities of ProLiant servers ensure the maximum performance of the virtualization experience.

Know the features and benefits of this VDI solution

The combination of HPE ProLiant servers and NVIDIA RTX GPUs and Quadro vDWS software gives you an enterprise-scale architecture for implementing Teradici CAS+ and enables you to:

  • Visualize remotely hosted Windows® and Linux desktops
  • Secure sensitive information by transferring only encrypted pixels, eliminating data interceptions—coupled with the HPE ProLiant silicon root of trust providing the only end-to-end secure solution on the market
  • Deploy a highly-responsive remote desktop experience with color-accurate, lossless and distortion-free graphics for an immersive, feature-rich user experience
  • Reduce infrastructure complexity and costs through virtualization
  • Access centralized, collaborative workflows from any mix of on-prem and cloud infrastructure
  • Maximize utilization with GPU virtualization, by enabling multiple users to share an NVIDIA GPU or provision multiple GPUS to a single VM for more graphics and compute intensive workloads
  • Connect with secure Teradici® PCoIP® endpoints (zero/thin or software clients)

Take a look at the HPE ProLiant components available for the solution

The HPE ProLiant DL380 server is a secure, resilient server that delivers world-class performance and versatility. This is an optimal solution for power-users and high-resolution content which takes advantage of NVIDIA’s superior API and offloading capability.

The HPE ProLiant DL360 server provides the highest density solution for knowledge-based users.

These HPE ProLiant servers offer the intelligent automation, management, security, and performance demanded by client virtualization workloads.

Powered by NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and NVIDIA Quadro vDWS

NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs are based on the NVIDIA Turing architecture, the most significant advancement in computer graphics in over a decade for professional visual computing. Quadro RTX GPUs combine hardware-accelerated ray tracing, AI, compute, and advanced graphics with cutting edge features and performance to dramatically accelerate professional workflows.

Also included in the solution is NVIDIA Quadro vDWS software, which enables the delivery of graphics-rich virtual desktops and workstations accelerated by NVIDIA GPUs. The software includes the Quadro graphics driver required to run professional 3D applications. The Quadro vDWS license enables sharing an NVIDIA GPU across multiple virtual machines, or multiple GPUs can be allocated to a single virtual machine to power the most demanding workflows.

What Teradici Cloud Access Software Plus brings to the VDI table

Many modern industrial applications are graphics intensive, involving scenarios like 3D modelling, high-definition video, or simulations, for example. By definition, these result in large files, and many of them also need to be shared among distributed teams. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is designed to meet the needs of organizations with these requirements.

Teradici Cloud Access Software provides IT organizations the ability to deliver secure, high performance desktops to knowledge workers as well as power users requiring even the most graphic intensive workloads.

Use cases for skilled dispersed teams requiring access to rich, interactive applications include:

  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Architectural design
  • 3D modeling and video editing

Built on industry-leading PCoIP® technology, Cloud Access Software delivers a high-performance virtual desktop for the cloud or on-premise data center to the endpoint of your choice.

Just what today’s remote workforce needs

This VDI solution from HPE, NVIDIA, and Teradici accelerates IT performance, scalability, and agility for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. It allocates resources on the fly and saves space and money with an ultra-high-density GPU platform. In addition, it provides secure access to sensitive data with reduced IT management costs.

The result? Users have the mobility and flexibility to work remotely on any device from dispersed locations—and to collaborate seamlessly from anywhere in the world.

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HPE Reference Architecture for Teradici software on HPE ProLiant DL servers with NVIDIA RTX accelerator

Mark Azadpour
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Mark is a senior product manager in workload-solutions team focusing on offload acceleration, virtualization, and VDI. His charter is to bring solutions to market with optimal TCO to enhance customer experience. He has several decade of experience in semiconductor, telecom, HPC, and storage. He has a PhD. in computer engineering, MBA, and PMP.