Desktop virtualization is one of the hottest buzz words in IT these days, and if you\u2019re like a lot of organizations, you\u2019re considering taking some of your infrastructure virtual. At PC Connection, we offer a number of services to get you started on that journey, from healthcheck services that test the overall efficiency of your infrastructure, to installation services when you\u2019re ready to implement or upgrade. One of the most unique things we offer is our Proof of Concept (POC) Appliance, and I\u2019d like to share a little bit about the benefits of using one of these as step one on your desktop virtualization journey.\nThe appliance is a self-contained package of everything you\u2019ll need for your desktop virtualization POC: CPUs, memory, storage, networking, thin clients, and all the software components. We work closely with you to create that list of acceptance criteria\u2014what you need to prove with this proof of concept. Understanding the goal is very important.\nWith that settled, one of our VDI experts comes to your site to install the appliance and show you how to use it. We then spend the next 2\u20133 days showing you how to accomplish what you set as proof points in the acceptance criteria. As we explain in depth in the video linked below, the appliance runs for 45 days and provides a clear picture of how your infrastructure would perform with VDI implemented. At the end of the testing period, armed with actual data, you\u2019re ready to make your decision. Should you continue on your virtualization journey?\nAnd don\u2019t worry\u2014we\u2019ll be there to architect the process for step two and everything after as well.\nDeliver data center excellence with Cisco\u00ae UCS\u00a0 for VDI\u2014watch this video VDI Proof of Concept Defined, and then continue with the rest of the series to see where virtualization is taking us today.