Sangfor aDesk - VDI Solution for Manufacturing

What bothers you the most in manufacturing plant? We can help!

The manufacturing field, while once all sparks, sweat and steel, is now AI, automation and human-machine interaction. More than any other industry, manufacturing is in a continual state of transformation as they manage frequently shifting customer needs, stiff competition and profit margins. Leveraging new technology in a manufacturing environment has always been the best way for industry leaders to stay on top of the competition as digital-manufacturing technologies transform every area of the field from product life cycle to design, testing, sourcing, distribution and use.

Sangfor VDI solution is the fast-moving manufacturing technology that promises to revolutionize and optimize efficiency in your business –with a new “work smart, not hard” attitude. “Manufacturers of every size and shape are changing rapidly because of new digital technologies, new competitors, new ecosystems, and new ways of doing business,” said Kimberly Knickle, Research VP, IT Priorities and Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights. “Manufacturers that can speed their adoption of digital capabilities in order to create business value will be the leaders of their industry."

Manufacturers that have adopted VDI have seen advances in productivity and efficiency with better risk mitigation, more standardization across production line devices, centralized device control and maintenance and instantaneous recovery in the event of VM failure. Take a moment to consider the following questions & answers which could make or break your future business.

Sangfor aDesk VDI - Manufacturing Customer Case Study

1. How cyber-secure is your business?

In the manufacturing vertical classified documents and product designs are often stored on local PCs, putting them at significant risk of data leakage from both internal or external sources. With 4,803,935 data records stolen every day, 200,164 every hour and 3.336 every minute, it’s time to really take stock of data storage and network access capabilities and security.

2. What happens to your devices in the event of a hardware failure?

With an average of 3 shift changes per day, production line devices are working 24/7. Non-stop working conditions drastically reduce the life-cycle of a device. With these same devices distributed across a non-stop production line, regular individual device maintenance and management is next to impossible without a large commitment of time and personnel and a line shut-down.

3. When was the last time your production line devices were upgraded or patched?

Individual devices each storing unique information and managed locally take a significant amount of man hours to maintain. IT administrators are often forced to individually service, upgrade, patch or simply maintain each production line machine manually – resulting in inconsistent maintenance and patching and thus putting you at risk of cyber-theft, hardware or software failure or simply time-wasting outdated systems

4. Are you operating at a technological level that will attract and retain new talent?

With 75% of the manufacturing industry reporting a moderate to severe shortage of skilled resources, investing in talent is a necessity. The proliferation of IoT and BYOD in universities means students are more technologically advanced and it takes a lot to impress them. Is your inefficient legacy infrastructure going to attract and retain the kind of talent you need to take your business next-gen?

Why Sangfor aDesk VDI?

Sangfor VDI provides a comprehensive solution by unifying the IT management system, production line devices and backend system. With VDI, the data center and VM’s are hosted on the VDI (server/platform) allowing the IT Manager easy access to the O&M Console. From here desktop management is centralized and troubleshooting or maintenance is processed remotely. All data including desktop image is transmitted directly from the VDI data center to the production line device, allowing for centralized storage, access and control of all data from one central location.

Peripheral Driver Installation
Main-stream industry vendors are not based on the virtualization layer, instead relying on the virtual machine’s operating system. Portability is simple, allowing virtual machines to move from platform to platform, but issues arise with peripheral docking when there are small changes to the operating system like software installation, updates, uninstallation or configuration changes.

Sangfor innovations have improved compatibility by migrating virtual machines to the hypervisor and hardware layer. PC bus mapping designs eliminate any interworking issues between bus and peripheral drivers.

High Availability
Sangfor has enabled our VDI solution to be easy to use and reliable for the end user. Unlike traditional systems, VDI provides a hyperconverged structure by combining the three central elements of server, storage and network and adopting an N+1 configuration. If a VM fails the mechanism will automatically trigger VM migration, ensuring easy access to data and network even in the event of a catastrophe. Sangfor has also virtualized hard disk storage as a unified storage pool, creating a low-cost solution with high availability. On the networking side, separate data and storage planes significantly improve transmission efficiency.

Developed with Windows 10 in Mind

With 400 million active Windows 10 users globally, Sangfor aDesk was developed with a focus on making the user experience more reliable, flexible and productive. Windows 10 is often employed in a mixed environment and supports most devices, enhancing flexibility in the workplace. Sangfor aDesk is a desktop cloud solution designed to take Windows 10 to the next level of productivity by:

• Optimized for Windows 10 2D environment

• Providing ARM & Intel based thin client
• Multi-platform support (thin client, PC, iPad, iPhone and Android)
• Seamless switching and optimized user experience in 2D and 3D environment
• Expanded GPU & vGPU solutions (for NVIDIA, M4000, K1, K2, M10, M60 GPU)

• Virtual slicing technology based on a KVM open source virtualization platform

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