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May 12, 2023 | Cloud / General
Why implement virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in your organization? Discover six reasons!
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a technology that allows users to work with virtual desktops located on servers in the data center, rather than on their individual devices. Why is it worth implementing such a solution in a company or organization? You can read about it in our article.
To begin with, let's remind ourselves what a virtual desktop is. It is, in fact, creating a computer in the cloud, which we display on any device, such as our private phone, computer, or TV. All files are stored in the cloud, and the device on which we physically work serves only as a display for the station from the cloud.
Virtual desktop is one of Hawatel's specialties. We are a partner of Citrix, a company specializing in virtualization solutions for applications and desktops. If you want to learn more, please contact us.
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1. Fast and flexible access to resources
In the era of remote work, hiring employees from around the world, and collaborating with multiple subcontractors, companies and organizations need new ways to provide remote access to their resources. With VDI solution, you can easily adapt to changing market demands. You'll be able to manage access to company resources for part-time remote workers or those involved in specific projects in an easy manner.
2. Virtual desktop enhances security
A virtual desktop allows for secure storage of data and applications on remote servers, rather than local disks, minimizing the risk of data loss due to hardware failures or information theft. It enables quick and easy implementation of security systems throughout the company, such as multi-factor authentication.
3. Easier and cost-effective administration
A virtual desktop enables centralized management of applications and user access, making it easier for IT administrators. Centralized infrastructure is much cheaper to maintain as it eliminates the extensive effort required to monitor a distributed IT environment. Zabbix has a network of competent partners for deployment and support, and one of these reliable partners is Hawatel.
4. Resource sharing
A virtual desktop allows for easier resource sharing. Storing applications in the cloud enables multiple people to use them simultaneously. Additionally, there's the option to install a single application in the cloud and provide access to many users. This is a significant improvement compared to installing programs on each individual device.
5. Cost optimization
In addition to the savings we've already mentioned related to monitoring infrastructure and installing a single application in the cloud, there's another advantage associated with cost optimization. It's the elimination of the need to purchase computers for employees. A virtual desktop allows logging in from any device, eliminating the need to invest in powerful computers that handle multiple applications and processes on their own.
6. Increased process efficiency
Using a virtual desktop significantly speeds up work. Easier resource sharing leads to faster task completion by employees, and improved security and cloud-based work reduce the number of failures, minimizing downtimes and data loss.
All these advantages are recognized in the market, and for millions of employees worldwide, the virtual desktop is a daily work tool. According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, the global virtual desktop market was estimated to be worth $12.3 billion in 2022, and it is expected to increase to $20.1 billion by 2027.