Covid19 struck fast and hard, most of us had to adapt ourselves to the new habit of working remotely. The whole concept of working remotely made the employees feel more productive and progressive at the same time, giving them the flexibility to work anytime and anywhere. As a result of which today a growing number of employees want to work remotely at least some of the time.
By honoring this request, the employers get an opportunity to earn favorable reviews from the employees and also find cost savings in providing the required support. Now this becomes a task for the IT department to enable work arrangements and ensure that the remote access to corporate data and applications is straightforward, reliable and secure for the employees.
#What is VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)?
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a system where virtual machines look after the management of desktop environments and applications that allow employees to work and access applications and services anytime, anywhere. Desktop environments are hosted via VDI on a centralized server and deployed to the end-users as and when a request comes up.
#How does VDI work?
In VDI, Hypervisor and Connection broker are two major data center components. Hypervisor segments servers into virtual machines that in turn host virtual desktops, users get to access these virtual desktops from any device or location, while all the processing is done on the host server.
The second major component, Connection broker is the heart of any hosted desktop environment that provides remote access to all of your resources. It acts as an intermediary between the user and the server, where the users can access their desktops and applications on-demand from any location.
The advantages of using VDI are multifold, with the most significant being –
- Remote access: VDI users can connect to their virtual desktop from any location or device, making it easy for employees to access all their files and applications and work remotely from anywhere in the world.
- Cost savings: Since processing is done on the server, the hardware requirements for end devices are much lower. Users can access their virtual desktops from older devices, thin clients, or even tablets, reducing the need for IT to purchase new and expensive hardware.
- Security: In a VDI environment, data lives on the server rather than the end client device. This serves to protect data if an endpoint device is ever stolen or compromised.
- Centralized management: VDI’s centralized format allows IT departments to easily patch, update or configure all the virtual desktops in a system.
#Change your game with VDI
To summarize, VDI moves end-user computing from employee workstations to a centralized, server-based infrastructure. That means data and apps no longer live on personal computers, laptops or other end-point devices. Instead, those resources move to a managed data center — on premises, collocated or in the cloud — and employees can access them on the devices they prefer.
In today’s environment of remote working, VDI can be a game changer for businesses that implement it at scale. Team Computers offers simplified VDI deployment with minimal disruption and can help you turn into a fast, flexible and cost effective digital workspace.
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