Perfect for businesses that have remote works or multiple satellite office locations. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) allows businesses to create a centralized platform that is secure, accessible, and backed up. VDI is the next evolution in workplace computing.
What is Virtual Desktop?
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI, refers to the process of running a user desktop inside a virtual machines that lives on server within a data center facility. VDI is a powerful form of desktop virtualization because it enables fully personalized desktops for each user with the security and simplicity of centralized management.
VDI enables clients to streamline management and costs by consolidating and centralizing the desktops while delivering end-users mobility and the freedom to access virtual desktops anytime, from anywhere, on any device.
Desktop virtualization includes Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware Workstation, and Parallels Desktop for Mac. Desktop virtualization software separates the physical machine from the software and presents an isolated operating system for users.
Why Virtual Desktop (VDI)?
There are several reasons why an business would select virtual desktop over traditional desktop or laptop computers. One of the major reasons is a centralized platform which makes it easier to administer and manage operating systems (OS), software, and security patches and updates. This also allows for better compatibility among employees.
Another major reason why a business would select VDI over traditional computers is capital expenditures. Virtual desktop shifts spending from capital expenditures (CapEx) to operating expenditures (OpEx).
Benefits of VDI?
- Cost Savings: Resources can be shared and allocated on an as-needed basis.
- Efficiency: Virtual desktop provides a more efficient use of resources and energy.
- Backup: Improved data integrity because backup is centralized and automated.
- Flexibility: On a single host machine, a user may have separate virtual desktops for different applications. One desktop might feature applications for graphic design, for example, and another might feature business applications.