DH Technologies Designs Always-on Virtual Desktop Solution for U.S. Department of Defense
In early 2009, DH Technologies was solicited to design and implement a virtual infrastructure that would address the following urgent and immediate challenges for an agency within the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD):
- Replace emergency operations center desktops that were globally dispersed and void of management, centralized authentication and configuration management.
- Enable efficient, centralized provisioning of an enterprise suite of applications across all associated user communities.
The purpose of this document is to outline the step-by-step procedure for implementing SIPRNet hardware token (also referred to as the SIPR CAC) access cards into a VMware® ViewTM environment. This is a “one-stop shop” for all Federal PIV information with regard to VMware View.
“The first thing we do in any customer engagement is learn why the organization is interested in using VDI. The next step is to conduct an assessment of their desktop environment. Previously we collected data for 30 days and input it into
a spreadsheet application we developed. It was all very manual. Now we use Stratusphere FIT to do the assessment. It collects all the data we need and more, and has great analysis and reporting tools.”