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NVIDIA 2018 Predictions: The Future of the Digital Workspace

VMblog Predictions 2018

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2018.  Read them in this 10th annual series exclusive.

Contributed by Anne Hecht, senior director of product marketing for vGPU solutions at NVIDIA

The Future of the Digital Workspace: Four Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

From mobile and cloud computing to Windows 10 and CAD, the way businesses are delivering digital workspaces is changing. GPU computing plays a part in all of these areas. Here are our top predictions of why GPU adoption will be ubiquitous across the enterprise.

Every Enterprise App Will Require GPU Acceleration

The number of applications deployed in the enterprise that require computer graphics has doubled over the past five years. In fact, over 60 percent of enterprise employees now rely on at least one app that requires accelerated graphics.

We predict that every application developed and deployed in 2018 will require a GPU for maximum performance. Consequently, we anticipate that by 2020 nearly all enterprise employees will rely on an application that requires computer graphics to do their jobs. This will make virtualized GPUs a requirement for every enterprise cloud and virtualized data center.

The New Data Center Will Never Sleep

Tomorrow's data center will be always-on and able to run workloads 24x7. Workloads will no longer be sticky, and hardware will no longer be special purpose. Because of this flexibility, enterprises will achieve maximum utilization of their infrastructure, such as through implementing VDI by day and HPC by night.

And with the benefits of new technologies crossing the lines between different teams and functions, siloed lines of IT will dissolve. Synergies between IT departments, particularly the HPC and end-user computing admins, will bring teams together to build data centers that meet the need to more tightly collaborate and converge.

VDI Captures the Elusive User Experience

In 2018, new tools and approaches will allow enterprises to measure the user experience - the most frequently noted success factor for VDI projects. Tools like the NVIDIA vGPU SDK will shed light on this challenge. Companies who understand users' exact needs and develop products that prioritize the user experience stand to succeed.

The Cloud Will Deliver Accelerated Graphics Experiences for Every User

The GPU-accelerated cloud, unifying both graphics and compute workloads, is making resources available and scalable to all. In 2018, the cloud will start benefiting even small and medium-sized businesses, as well as knowledge workers, creatives and technical professionals.

And whether an application is accessed from the data center or the cloud, that application is going to be GPU accelerated. End users will get a seamless experience across multiple endpoints, regardless of where their app or data resides. This will accelerate organizations' move from a single end-user compute solution to the adoption of a portfolio of solutions, whether on-prem, hybrid or in the cloud.

For more information on how NVIDIA is transforming end-user computing through the power of the GPU, visit


About the Author

Anne Hecht 

Anne Hecht is the senior director of product marketing for vGPU solutions at NVIDIA, where she oversees outbound marketing activities for the virtualization business. With more than 25 years of experience, Anne has held senior positions at ForgeRock, Agari, NComputing and Sun Microsystems. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Published Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:15 AM by David Marshall
Friday Notebook, December 8: 2018 predictions, App-V, and Windows 10 on Qualcomm - Online News with latest update - (Author's Link) - December 8, 2017 12:33 PM
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