NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has lately shown significant improvement with growth mainly driven by its datacenter business. In the fourth quarter, revenue from the datacenter business recorded 105% growth year-on-year. This growth in datacenter business represented more than 40% of the total revenue led to a 34% raise in the company’s total revenue year-on-year.
A big percentage of the growth from datacenter business came from is attributed to the company’s recent GPUs in hyper-scale cloud as well as large enterprise infrastructure for high-performance computing (HPC) plus artificial intelligence (AI) based applications. Another growth driver for the company is the growing use of GPUs in the highly evolving virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) sector.
GPUs have been used in enterprise VDI deployments for several years and were used to boost graphic-intensive designs as well as engineering workloads. They have recently become applicable in VDI solutions for several traditional knowledge work tasks. This is due to increase in video and graphics intensity of many productivity applications. For many years, NVIDIA has been a leader in the use of GPU for VDI and is likely to benefit as their demand in the VDI realm become even more prevalent.
The increase in use of GPU for VDI deployments is pushing many enterprises to adopt Windows 10 which is a natural reconsideration of VDI, especially with GPUs. The extended support for Windows 7 is quickly approaching and is set for January 2020. Many enterprises are therefore turning to Windows 10 but also considering each of their clients’ computing options.
Many VDI bundles can be integrated with GPUs so as to make optimized deployments of GPU much simpler. Hardware OEMs came up with solution bundles which have pre-configured and well tested part stacks. The DELL EMC’s VDI Complete was introduced last year and has gone as far as improving the single-vendor solution approach and extended it to consolidated support, packaging and pricing. Later, in August last year, Dell EMC and VMware introduced the VMworld that has VDI Complete configurations and NVIDIA GPUs.
Several enterprise customers however still prefer to customize some aspects of the VDI solutions. These new additions have made significant improvements in simplifying VDI projects which many are reconsidering the options.
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