What is Desktop Virtualization

Since the onset of the global pandemic, more and more employers have adopted either a remote workforce or a hybrid plan. The benefits to this worksite transition allow employees to work in a comfortable environment, it is also known to improve their productivity. However, to safeguard and monitor a remote workforce, tools, and infrastructure must be in place to support remote worksites. This infrastructure is known as Desktop Virtualization, or cloud-based VDI. In this posting, you’ll learn more about the technology behind VDI solutions, how it works, as well as its benefits to the remote workforce and employers alike.

A simple definition for Desktop Virtualization is to host every office workstation, regardless of its location, on a centralized server. This way all desktops are virtually using the resources of a remote server for their storage, RAM, hypervisor, load balancer, and more. Each desktop is accessed virtually over a network, which can be as simple as an internet connection. To facilitate access to this network from every office, work facility, or remote workstation, VDI is based on the Cloud. In addition, Desktop Virtualization can be deployed in different forms: as a virtual desktop infrastructure, Desktop as a Service (DaaS), or remote desktop services.

Here is the “how” part of this posting: VDI architecture by a Managed IT service, such as Converged Technology Group, can virtually run any business’ operating system through a data center. With a VDI solution, every user receives a virtual desktop for its drivers, memory, CPU, RAM, etc. Each of these resources is operated by a hypervisor to allow seamless resource allocation to different virtual office machines.

Additionally, DaaS is a Cloud VDI solution that enables access via a cloud-based server. It is here that a business’ entire resource requirements such as OS, RAM, CPUs, etc. are stored. Cloud-based resources can be increased or decreased as required by changes in storage, workloads, and performance demands.

DaaS and VDI are similar. Converged Technology Group initially assists our clients to determine the best infrastructure solution for their organizational requirements, including current and future performance and storage needs. The chief value in opting for Desktop Virtualization in core data center areas including servers, storage, and networking is the significant cost savings and management efficiencies that only VDI facilitated and managed by Converged Technology Group can provide.
Among VDI’s Chief Benefits:

  • Can significantly reduce overhead costs, especially desktop IT costs.
  • Offers on-site or managed IT services unprecedented desktop and laptop environment control, thereby offering increased control.
  • Expands connectivity.
  • Assists to secure computer, network, and data resources.
  • Improves overall device security, especially for remote workstations.
  • New, personalized, virtual desktops can be deployed within minutes, not days, to provide consolidated and integrated management of your virtual and physical infrastructure.
  • Virtualized desktops are hosted in your data center, allowing them to be accessed anywhere, at any time, from any approved device/user.

Converged Technology Group can assist your business to free end users, such as your remote workforce, from the constraints of a specific device. At the same time, our initiatives will ensure application performance at a level equal to or higher than traditional desktop models. Also, desktop virtualization can contribute to lower long-term costs and will simplify the management of your desktop environment. This is accomplished by assisting IT to easily apply business policy and best practices.

Which is best for the future of your enterprise? Contact Converged Technology Group today to learn more!

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