VDI, PCoIP, and GPU technology enables anywhere
access to desktops, oil & gas applications.

Established in 2005, Fairfield Energy is a UK-focused independent E&P (exploration and production) company participating in the realignment of North Sea asset ownership. The company’s enhanced exploration approach builds on its initial hydrocarbon- led strategy that concentrated on appraisal and development of oil and gas.

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"Today, employees can access their desktops from anywhere – an iPad in the airport, a laptop in Hawaii, or their PC or Mac at home. They can get full 3D graphics and enjoy fully hardware-accelerated sessions, which many of our applications require."

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Mark Elvers
IT Manager, Fairfield Energy


Challenge

  • Cost-effectively deploying and managing desktops for broad use cases (offices, engineers, platform personnel)
  • Application delivery (specialized, expensive industry applications requiring high-end graphics)
  • Keeping desktop systems up-to-date

Solution

  • VMware® Horizon™ View™ Virtual desktop infrastructure
  • Teradici® PCoIP® Zero Clients

  • Teradici PCoIP Remote Workstation Card
  • Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator
  • NVIDIA® GRID GPUs and software

Results

  • Easy deployment: fast out-of-box start-up of PCoIP Zero Clients, by non-technical staff
  • Mobility: desktop sessions accessible from home, conference rooms, and on the road (choice of devices)
  • Scalable, flexible compute model: shared resources (including GPUs) can be added as needed; easy introduction of cloud and other emerging services
  • Efficiency: small IT staff can centrally support multi-site organization (including offshore desktops)