Get Faster, More Secure Provisioning
For the typical company or law firm, provisioning PCs takes far too long. And once the desktop goes live, it will place steep demands on the IT staff and budget.
Traditional desktops require your IT team to manage a wide variety of client form factors, multiple generations of operating systems, and hundreds of applications. They need constant maintenance and support to repair problems and retain compliance with corporate policy.
Desktop virtualization helps eliminate these traditional challenges. Virtual desktops provide users with a high-definition desktop experience that they can access from anywhere on any client device. They’re also far easier to provision and manage than physical desktop machines.
How Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure Has Changed the Game
Desktop virtualization lets you:
- Work on any device. Desktop Virtualization Infrastructure (VDI) delivers a consistent desktop experience regardless of the system resources of the device an employee is using. iPads, iPhones, Macs, and home PCs will now all be supported, running your company’s standard operating systems and applications without requiring your IT staff to maintain separate images. You’ll move to a model of “one image – many devices.”
- Work from anywhere. VDI environments can be designed from the ground up to suit the unique needs of external users logging in from various locations throughout the world. It’s also a perfect fit for the manufacturing environment, in which workers do not sit in front of PCs most of the day and often use shared PCs to access email, update statuses, order additional material, and report problems.
- Leverage your IT investments. Because the computing in VDI environments is done on the server, not on the client machine, the system requirements for your client machines are minimal. This means you can continue to use aging desktops until they break down, rather than constantly buying new machines just to keep up with your software. In addition, because desktop virtualization can use the same infrastructure as an existing server virtualization implementation, you can essentially earn two paybacks on the same investment.
- Better performance for users. The days of degrading desktop performance are gone. With VDI, users are provisioned a “fresh” yet personalized desktop experience every time they log in, with no “reimaging” required. In addition, no personal computer can compete with the computing power of server-class machines you house in your data center – and that’s what does all the heavy lifting in a VDI environment.
- Protect intellectual property. Safeguarding intellectual property is easier when the data doesn’t live on hundreds or thousands of different endpoints. By using VDI, corporations can control data in the data center, while still providing ubiquitous access to end users.
- Enhance disaster recovery. Because all desktops are stored on central servers, not on individual machines, VDI allows for better business continuity and disaster recovery. If you lose one site, you can simply restore your VDI desktop environment in another location (with your restored servers and data). Users will be able to get back up and running quickly and easily, regardless of their physical location.
- Minimize IT support required. With VDI, you can avoid costs for additional IT support staff, IT labs, and new computers while increasing productivity from onsite and remote workers alike. Need to deploy an application update? Just do it once on your centralized VDI images, and users will get it on the next login.
Elegrity Can Help with Desktop Virtualization Consulting
Elegrity helps organizations move forward and eliminate the challenges of traditional desktop management. We’ll work with you to understand your users’ workstation environment and quickly prepare a strategy to transition your legacy user environment into a virtualized scalable infrastructure that you can build upon. Contact Elegrity's desktop virtualization consulting team today.