“With the Lenovo and VMware VDI solution, the funds that we used to spend on the purchase of new desktops and upgrading PCs can now be invested in the purchase of software.”

Andrey Smirnov

Head of IT, Gradient

Accelerating access and slashing costs with virtual desktops from Lenovo and VMware.

Gradient is a major Russian fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) distribution company with more than 28,000 customers. As the official distributor for over 100 Russian and foreign manufacturers, Gradient's product range includes more than 20,000 products across cosmetics, perfumes, household chemicals, home, and personal care products. Gradient operates from regional hubs throughout Russia and has a network of offices and partners in major cities such as Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Tyumen, Ufa, and Chelyabinsk.

Managing IT infrastructure and services across this geographically distributed organization was challenging and costly. Local IT professionals were required to maintain servers and set up PCs in regional offices, and remote users often struggled with access to key applications and network drives. As Gradient continued to grow, it wanted to reduce the high costs associated with maintaining hundreds of PCs across multiple sites, and to ensure reliable services for users.

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