vGPU allows all workers to benefit from optimal performance, no matter where they are while working. Running applications virtually will improve production and secure workloads across one platform, enabling businesses to run with the latest software for their utility and productivity apps demanding desktop CPU/GPU.
Why is vGPU needed?
Many of today’s workplace activities need high performing GPU acceleration to function as intended. VDI, VR/AR, AI/NL, rendering, 3D,4D and 5D modellings such as BIM and medical imaging. With the influx of workers into this type of role, more users equal more data, putting pressure on systems to deliver results. vGPUs provide the extra resources at the time it is needed. Even businesses running Windows 10 will have found the rise in graphic requirements costly from the previous Windows 7 package. The advancement of other primary workplace functions such as Microsoft Office, Chrome, Skype and the additional CPU draining applications is difficult to keep up with. Therefore, vGPU solutions are becoming the answer to managing demand for additional hardware and performance.
Tailored vGPU service infrastructures will seek to increase a company’s productivity via GPU enabled workstations. But what, precisely, is vGPU, and how will it benefit your business? We take a look and also look at what a leading firm in the vGPU world, ebb3, considers with their client builds.
What is vGPU?
Virtual Graphical Processing Units bring the power of a traditional GPU to the virtual world. It delivers virtual desktops, apps and workstations to multiple workers, whether in the office, working remotely, or as part of a project, to deliver often complex outcomes or secure sensitive data no matter how many users or locations.
The benefits of vGPU
- Processing power – The most significant benefit of vGPU is the performance enhancement. All workers have optimal performance irrespective of their required data usage, role, workload or location. A single virtual environment will integrate 1000s of users across multiple sites to deliver uniform, smooth performance to each.
- Application stacks – These help to facilitate multi-uses and users, allowing businesses to move away from the mentality of one workstation used by one user and offering one function with changes to maximise the processor
- Disaster recovery options – vGPUs also offer protection from disaster. Business continuity and disaster recovery no longer require the same level of in-house expertise or IT support knowledge to the same depth to get your business back up and running in the event of a disaster.
- Reduced software licencing – Businesses can benefit from cost savings from the reduced need to fund multiple licences.
- Exceptional user experience – Optimal performance wherever the user is located, or the device used to access the vGPU.
- Best user density – maximising the efficiency of use to meet the demand for services.
- Optimal management – monitoring of performance and addressing issues with a service tailored to business specifics.
- Accelerated productivity – all users, irrespective of device, location or system draw, benefit from the same smooth function integration.
- Continuous innovation – vGPU service providers offer a roadmap of continued progression to provide companies with the latest options and easy to manage software enhancements across the platform.
What should your vGPUs design consider?
- Your budget and business priorities
- Driving the machine intelligence to the workstation, away from CPU reliance
- Effective removal of siloed ways of working
- Cost savings of removed need for duplicate hardware and software licencing
- The ability for 3rd party security and data framework conscious access for the duration of collaborations
- The degree of home or remote working
- The volume of work, peaks and anticipated growth plans for capacity management
- The use of high-performance service leveraging of existing investments where possible
- Network requirements
vGPUs have a future to provide businesses with less need to worry about the continual rising costs of providing hardware and software compatible with the demands required to do business. Choosing to use vGPU platforms created by a company that understands the needs of your business will ensure that you have a tailored approach that benefits your business.