Now that the global pandemic is no longer an emergency, it’s time to reconsider the work-from-home (WFH) solution most were forced to deploy.
In early May 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that Covid is no longer a global emergency. For over three years, we’ve all had to learn to live, learn and work differently. We’ve endured shutdowns, cancellations, mandates, and a slow return to what was normal.
What hasn’t fully returned for many businesses is the entire workforce in the way it was pre-pandemic. Work from home (WFH) has transitioned into a new hybrid working model, creating challenges for businesses.
We Focus On The Productivity Of The End-User
At CenterGrid, we’re problem solvers. While there are many Cloud vendors available in the marketplace, CenterGrid differs in our focus on the productivity of the end-user, the front-line workforce. Over a dozen or so years, we’ve developed a suite of services that have always been extended to the end user. From our Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution and our first-call support of end users with our Service Desk solution, we’ve always focused on productivity. This focus was in place way before the pandemic started. In fact, CenterGrid provided our DaaS solution well ahead of Microsoft’s offering launched in late 2019. Therefore, we were geared to help other businesses and 3D studios adapt to the world of WFH during the pandemic.
Our Virtual Studio is our most recent service offering, combining everything that differentiates CenterGrid. Virtual Studio combines our Compass Cloud Computing, Managed IT, and Security Service focus with our DaaS and newest GPU-powered Workstations and Rendering Farm solutions. This cohesive service and solution set empower our customers’ creative teams with the speed and performance they need, enhancing their productivity.
Creative Teams Can Virtually Leverage The Latest GPUs
Creative teams can now collaborate, virtually leveraging the latest GPUs. Inside the CenterGrid Compass data center, the GPU workstations, the high-performance storage, and the high-speed network combine to deliver speed and performance to the distributed workforce accessing the environment virtually. Data transfers are performed at data center network speeds, not internet speeds, allowing more time for creativity and productivity. Our rendering solutions use all the same high-speed technologies to deliver final products in shorter timeframes. Since the creative team members are all working within our Virtual Studio, you can avoid the costs of expensive replication software and collaboration licensing you might have needed otherwise.
The global pandemic forced WFH on most of us, and most businesses weren’t prepared. It just wasn’t something most would have ever expected to happen. Many businesses had to make quick decisions to address these new demands. Suddenly, their creative teams were distributed – working from home yet needing to collaborate, share and transfer mass amounts of data. The pandemic also gave us manufacturing challenges, supply chain constraints, and lead times we’ve never seen before on shipments.
WFH solutions were put in place quickly. It has been three years of making do for many. Only some solutions were efficient or optimized and plans to make enhancements haven’t happened as the supply chain has yet to return to normal. Those who have had opportunities to evaluate new infrastructure are finding that the power requirements of the latest technologies are more demanding than ever. We’ve reached the point where the newest generation of GPU-powered workstations is exceeding the power capacities of the standard home outlet.
In May 2023, as we have finally cleared the pandemic crisis, questions are being asked about the viability of the new normal, but we have the solutions and problem-solving focus to help you implement technology and service solutions that enable your sustained productivity.
Contact CenterGrid if you’re ready to re-examine your strategies for supporting a hybrid WFH workforce.