Desktop virtualization is widely viewed as the Next Big Thing in the virtualization market, Organizations employing VDI solutions benefit from efficiencies in both device management and operating costs through the consolidation and centralization of the desktops / notebooks while end-users benefit from the ability to access virtual desktops anytime, from anywhere and on any device.
Users can simply access the virtual desktops and applications via a thin client device using a remote display protocol with the difference being that the applications are centrally as opposed to locally managed.
VDI centralized solutions also deliver significant cost savings in terms of desktop administration and management tasks. Furthermore, the speed at which applications can also quickly be added, deleted, upgraded and patched represents a significant advantage as does the centralized security, making data easier to safeguard and also back-up for added convenience and peace of mind.
Managing traditional desktop PCs has always been a time consuming and challenging task for organizations. Combined with the threat of constant security risks and the need to support increasing numbers of remote and mobile users, this type of infrastructure can often stretch resources to the limit. Furthermore, PC applications often need regular but time consuming updates in order to protect systems from new threats and similarly complications caused by individual employee software downloads can also stretch resources and budgets even further.
Adopting a centralized desktop virtualisation technology strategy for the company servers and data centers alleviates many of the above scenarios, not least of all by reducing IT management support costs as well as hardware purchase costs. This approach also typically allows organizations to consolidate applications running on separate physical servers while improving server efficiency and maintaining application performance.