A virtual world is a world without excuses. No one forgets important documents back at the office when their desktops are virtually accessible from anywhere on any device! In cases where data must remain secure, virtualization provides the same level of efficiency to data protection as it does to data access. As your company grows, new employees quickly ramp up to a productive mode by skipping the hours or days of setup, configuration, and aggravation and, instead, shift focus from their tools to their tasks.
Desktop Virtualization, The Business Case:
Controlling desktop configuration and cost using a variety of methods is frustrating and often times yields no results, but desktop virtualization promises to be much more effective. Instead of maintaining individual desktops—operating system and core applications—on several hundred PC’s, IT would manage just a few desktop images in the datacenter.
- End users would share access to those master images over networks using a virtual display protocol.
Desktop Virtualization Will Help IT Manage:
- Hardware costs—on virtual desktops, unlike physical versions, OS and Application updates and revisions rarely require new hardware.
- Compliance and data security—PCs running virtual desktops contain no data, so information remains secure even when hardware is lost or stolen.
- IT productivity—virtualization lets IT solve client problems at the datacenter, not one at a time at the PC.
- Growth—new desktops are available instantly to new employees or partners anywhere in the world, for agility and performance at scale.
- Resilience—central management and protection of virtual desktops and data will help withstand disasters and recover quickly when they occur.
Virtualization is more about shifting a mindset than actual computing resources. It can be intimidating to leave the familiar but with newfound time and money… think of the possibilities! Think beyond what is.
Instead of running a local copy on each user’s desktop, you create a common image and store it on one or more servers in the datacenter. A hypervisor then deploys the image to a server. A hypervisor is a layer of software that lets you run several OSes simultaneously on a common computer while maintaining isolation between the different OSes.
There are several major benefits to implementing VDI:
You can rapidly deploy a common, supported desktop environment across your network. Create a single Windows desktop image and use that image to deploy virtual machines (VMs) on your server hypervisor. A single server can support many virtual desktops. Each of these desktops reacts as a standalone Windows desktop. Users connecting to a virtual desktop can have full access to all features of that VM without impacting the other virtual desktops or the host server.