I\u2019m sure by now you've heard all about VDI and why it\u2019s good for you\u2014which is why I want to dig a little deeper and cover some things you may not be hearing enough about: the end-user experience.\nFor an end user, end-user-computing (EUC) offers a lot of flexibility on what I can use for devices. Imagine I'm in sales, sitting in my office and would like a large screen and a full keyboard to do data entry. But when I go and visit with a perspective customer I'd like to have something smaller\u2014maybe an iPad\u00ae or an Android device. Choosing the device that best suits your situation\u2014that\u2019s a perfect example of what VDI allows you to do. With VDI, your desktops are running in your data center(s) and that display is being screenshot to your devices. Your devices can be re-purposed desktops or almost anything modern using almost any OS since all the IT wizardry happens in the data center. VDI also gives us IT guys the ability to modify the desktop with what we need for a user at a particular time. So whether its operating system upgrades, patches, service packs, applications, anti-virus changes\u2014all those things are done in the data center and those screen shots continue to display on the actual devices. And it\u2019s all without really any software or data or technology sitting on the devices themselves. And for disconnected users I still have the ability to deliver a full operating system in a new and unique way with VMware Mirage and VMware Horizon FLEX.\nNow imagine that you\u2019re a big business with two data centers\u2014one on the east coast and another on the west. With VDI, you can actually have your infrastructure split in a way that remote users are redirected and connected to the closest data center while they are both operational\u2014and if one were to fail they connect to the other. This leads to a great user experience with high availability.\nSo let\u2019s review what VDI does for the end user and the admins and why it\u2019s a good choice for businesses:\n\nVDI dramatically reduces administration complexity\nVDI offers the ability to do things that you weren't able to do before\nWith VDI, TCO goes down and capability goes up\nWith VMware Mirage, you can capture user data, profile user installed apps, and back all that up to the data center\u2014all while managing a full windows OS on the device\nVDI lets you easily update images so that users get the latest and greatest every time they log in\nAnd with VDI you can inject new applications and deliver those to users instantaneously\n\nDeliver data center excellence with Cisco\u00ae UCS for VDI \u2013 watch this video VDI Fundamentals then continue with the rest of the series to see where virtualization is taking us today.