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NVIDIA 2016 Predictions: Virtualized Graphics for the Masses

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Contributed by Victoria Rege, global marketing, NVIDIA GRID solutions

Virtualized Graphics for the Masses

Today's workforce has become increasingly more mobile, and as more enterprises over the last decade have implemented virtual desktop solutions, employees are no longer tethered to their workstations, offices or devices. According to IDC, mobile workers will account for nearly three quarters (72.3%) of the total U.S. workforce by 2020.

Global companies like Airbus, Ford, Boeing, SpaceX and others, have seen the benefits of virtualized graphics solutions as a way to improve the performance of their VDI implementations, as a result, giving employees the ability to have access to graphics-intensive applications with a seamless user experience. Virtualized graphics solutions have given enterprises the ability to virtualize their workflows from the data center - which was not possible in the past because of performance issues.

One such solution is NVIDIA GRID, which, since its launch in 2013, has evolved to meet the needs of virtually any enterprise business and is positioned for mass consumption as businesses look to give their employees the ability to access the most graphics-intensive workflows from any device.  NVIDIA GRID 2.0 gives enterprises the ability to run virtual-desktops on blade-servers - not simply on rack servers. In addition, enterprises are no longer limited to the windows operation system, enabling enterprises in industries that depend on Linux applications and workflows to take advantage of graphics-accelerated virtualization.

While historically, having access to vGPU solutions was limited to a small segment of designers and engineers, new platforms, such as Microsoft Azure, will soon bring virtualized graphics to the masses in order to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce.

These large scale partnerships further validates that the adoption of virtualized graphics technology is set to increase exponentially and CIOs are beginning to see the benefits of implementing these solutions. It's no longer a question as to whether or not CIOs will embrace virtualized graphics solutions, but when. CIOs that are slow to embrace this solution could just end up being late to the game.  


About the Author

Victoria Rege heads global marketing for NVIDIA GRID solutions. She's passionate about cloud and virtualization products and technologies and the way that they're improving how enterprise employees work. Victoria has a B.A. in public relations and French from the University of Rhode Island. You can find her on Twitter @Fleurdevie.

Published Thursday, November 19, 2015 6:35 AM by David Marshall
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