Virtual desktop infrastructure
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offers critical benefits to IT, including improved security and centralized desktop management, but the ability to securely access a remote Windows or Linux desktop isn’t enough in today’s organizations. The demands placed on IT require a more evolved approach. Organizations need to optimize user experiences to increase adoption, maximize capabilities by minimizing the number of consoles to manage, and ensure sensitive data stays safe — even in BYOD programs where employees access apps and data from personal devices.
VDI offers the ability to have a low cost, reliable & centrally managed common IT infrastructure which is shared across a multi-site business with full synchronisation and shared databases.
VDI offers the flexibility of being able to remote access the working environment from outside of the office on mobile devices thus delivering gains in the productivity of the employees. You could also employ a BYOD strategy which could decrease hardware costs. Two or more sites? No problem – just the one database server can service all your users.
VDI allows for a high degree of standardisation across your business IT set up which offers fast, secure and smooth operations. Having each user utilise the same image (OS and apps) reduces admin and support costs and means that any company data or security policy can be applied against the entire set of virtual desktops. In this way, all employee activity is ensured to comply with company standards.It’s all about the control and management. VDI provides you with just one central infrastructure in a data centre to be maintained. The benefit here is that it makes operations faster and more cost-effective. Your hosted infrastructure will be a first-rate system with fault tolerance, redundant power supplies, high-performance storage and high-bandwidth networking. Desktop virtualization offers a number of benefits from improved security to easier image management and mobile device support
VDI is a tool which can provide your business with the capability to share all your applications – whether they be tour booking systems, CRM, email, diary and/or the popular desktop applications – across many sites and devices, whilst maintaining full synchronisation, reliability and security. If a device gets misplaced or stolen, nothing’s lost – it’s all in the data centre.