This is Part 2 of a 2 part blog.
In part 1 of this 2 part blog we stated that Windows Virtual Desktop represents a transformational shift in the EUC space and will be looked back upon as an accelerator in the evolution of this industry. As a larger community, we’re still in the honeymoon phase of our relationship with WVD. We all see great opportunity, we’re excited about the potential of this new technology and many customers, but WVD’s reliance on PowerShell expertise creates challenges in the industry.
What do you do when you understand the unique value of WVD and are ready to move forward, but can’t build a solution (or a business) around supporting PowerShell scripts?
To level set, WVD is a set of complex Azure services managed by APIs and PowerShell scripts. WVD services are all basically run from PowerShell. That’s where CloudJumper comes in…but more on that later.
The WVD deployment guide from Microsoft is 80 pages long covering many possible iterations to be as agile a solution as possible. The setup, deployment, management and control options as well as when (or what situations) to apply these scenarios seem endless. Microsoft has supplied the ideal platform for the next generation of EUC with an eye toward flexibility and agility, but PowerShell skillsets are not ubiquitous in market.
Purpose built and customized PowerShell scripts are hard to maintain without documentation, and understanding what the original intent of the customized script was doing. Each deployment, customization and improvement creates new iterations that need to be documented and supported. Variances in the PowerShell admins lead to additional complexity making support less efficient, security harder to ensure and can’t guarantee standardization in its application to specific use cases. Over time additional issues arise as new people take over responsibilities and make “improvements” to the process. Soon, you’ll have hundreds or perhaps thousands of deployed users with dozens different and nuanced variations and risk all of the expertise of the success of that project to tribal knowledge — that may leave you, and your remote work strategies at risk.
The highly skilled admins that can leverage PowerShell successfully do this work are hard to find and retain for many companies. Do you want to build the fate of your WVD EUC solution around a few engineers who will eventually leave you?
CloudJumper simplifies the WVD process, without surpassing Azure, PowerShell or WVD to do it. We do so with a simple U.I. overlaid onto WVD – no PowerShell expertise required.
We unlock the power and potential of WVD in deployment by funneling the hundreds of deployment options into a few key questions, then we orchestrate your custom environment. With CloudJumper, you are just minutes away from deploying thousands of new WVD VMs and users in Azure. Again, no PowerShell required.
Utilizing CloudJumper’s simple UI and single pane of glass to deliver standardized services can significantly reduce issues and defects. This increases business continuity and reduces time spent on operational issues, focusing more on other projects. CloudJumper is an extension of your team, but provides a single point of responsibility when it comes to automating, orchestrating and providing the right workflow for WVD.
We’ve built a business by simplifying the deployment and management of EUC digital workspaces from leading vendors like Citrix, VMware and Microsoft. We learned that if we could provide a simple UI to enable the delivery of remote desktops and applications we could meet a need in the market. We have thousands of customers running tens of thousands of remote desktops and remote applications from cloud-only, hybrid and multi-cloud hosted environments.
WVD is the future of EUC and we make it easy. Sign up for a demo or to try our solution for yourself, free for 30 days.
CloudJumper is an automation, orchestration and workflow solution used to deploy and manage VDI and RDS workspaces. Consider us the industry’s best alternative to the big guys. CWMS is a native web service running a graphical UI for the deployment, orchestration and management of WVD, VDI and RDS workspaces – no PowerShell needed. CloudJumper is a recognized Microsoft Preferred Solution Provider for WVD. Our product team worked alongside Microsoft for two years developing a native Azure solution.
Customers and MSP Partners have been trusting CloudJumper for nearly 20 years in the managed workspace industry. We have thousands of customers running tens of thousands of applications and desktops.