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Virtusa's vDaaS Offering Helps Red Paladin Scale, Reduce Costs, and Enhance the Client Experience

Red Paladin is an IT services company, focused on the providing clients infrastructure and cloud services. Their offerings span the entire life cycle of infra/cloud projects that ranging from discovery to planning/ design, implementation, migration, and managed services.

Red Paladin was experiencing cost and operational burden in scaling its VDI/DaaS offering and needed a solution that reduced those burdens while still providing a quality service to its clients. After an assessment, Virtusa leveraged Amazon WorkSpaces to deploy a cloud-based solution that drastically reduced TCO and increased the quality of Red Paladin's offerings.

 

 

The Challenge

Red Paladin had numerous clients, across the SMB sector that they provided virtual desktops to via their own VDI/DaaS type offering. They had all the infrastructure for these virtual desktops spread across two data centers and had a small team managing day-to-day operations. As the number of virtual desktops increased, along with some of them needing high tech specifications and capacity, the associated costs of hardware, licensing, and support/maintenance also increased. Red Paladin needed a way to reduce costs and the operational burden while still providing a quality service offering to its clients.

The Solution

Virtusa proposed Amazon WorkSpaces as their end-to-end solution. Virtusa conducted a two-day workshop with the customer that consisted of a layered architecture for desktop and applications delivery assessment. Applications were inventoried, and Virtusa discovered that the majority of the applications were online and SAS based. Virtusa created custom code to migrate users and perform post installation configurations. Virtusa‚'s deployment tool, Conn3ctOps, was used to deploy and manage all users in WorksSpaces through a ‚"single pane of glass approach"

  • Services provided: Discovery, assessment, design and engineering, vDaaSfeasibility analysis, deployment/implementation, operational support
  • Number of applications deployed in solution: 30 Applications
  • AWS technologies utilized in solution: L AWS WorkSpaces, Virtusa Conn3ctOps | Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, CloudFormation, Cloud Watch, Cloud Trail, SNS, WorkSpaces APIs
The Solution
The Benefit

Results exceeded the expectations of Red Paladin. With the migration to Amazon WorkSpaces, Red Paladin drastically decreased their total cost of ownership while enhancing the user experience for their clients.

The result was over a 40% reduction in costs and the ability for them to re-purpose the VDI hardware to 
another storage based solution they are now offering to their clients. All in all, they experienced over a 70%
cost turn-around
 and did not miss a step in terms of delivering quality and performance to their end users.

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