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Desktop Virtualization And its Benefits

The Primary reasons to shift to Desktop Virtualization

by Kevin Asutton
Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization is a big topic in Information Technology world. Virtualization has made it possible to virtualize almost all aspects of the IT world. Any storage or server, including SAN, memory, and network virtualized in this era.

What is desktop virtualization

Desktop virtualization resembles a workstation for a user that can be accessed by a device that is connected remotely. By abstracting the user’s desktop in this manner, organizations can let users work anywhere on an internet connection and use any tablet, laptop, desktop, or smartphone to connect to corporate resources, regardless of the operating system or device used for remote users.
Desktop virtualization is a technique that permits creating and storing several desktops for users on one host, which is housed in the data center or the cloud. This accomplishes through a hypervisor that sits over the host server hardware, allowing virtual desktops to benefit from the computing power of the hardware of the server that runs them. The hypervisor makes VMs that emulate the desktop environments of the user. These can contain different operating platforms, applications, customized settings, and user data. Users can remotely access and manage desktops from any device.
Desktop virtualization allows users to manage their desktops individually in a single central server. Users may connect to the main server via either a LAN or WAN connection or via the Internet.

Why You Should Consider Providing Virtual Desktop Service to Your Employees or Team Members?

Virtual desktops can be a fantastic method of providing a safe and secure environment for your team members. They are accessible from any location and anytime on any device.
The idea for a virtual desktop comes from the fact that it’s a computer program running on a server in the company’s office, and users can access any computer connected to their network. Users get the same experience working on an actual desktop computer in the office. So, they can access their data and programs at home or outside of town.
It is also cheaper than purchasing and maintaining expensive equipment for each team member.

Desktop Virtualization


Benefits of Desktop Virtualization:

Cost efficiency.
Disaster recovery.
Improved Flexibility.
Enhanced security.
Environmentally Friendly.
Centralized management.
Efficient Recovery and Backup.
Secure and Centralized Management.
Increase Employee Productivity and Onboarding.
Improved Continuity of Operations for the Business.
Reduced Downtime for Employees and New Deployments.
Slash your IT expenses and Increased Simplicity for the IT Department.
Move to be more green-friendly (organizational and environmental).
Reduce downtime and enhance resiliency in disaster recovery situations.

What is the Process of Desktop Virtualization?

There are several methods for virtualizing desktops; however, there are two main types based on whether your operating system runs locally or remotely. Local desktop virtualization uses hardware virtualization to run the operating system on a client device. The entire processing and workload is handled locally. When users do not require an ongoing network connection, local desktop virtualization can be effective. It also meets application requirements by utilizing locally-based system resources. However, processing can take place locally, and local desktop virtualization cannot be used to transfer VMs or resources over networks with thin users (users) and mobile devices. Remote desktop virtualization operates in a server-based computing environment. It allows users to run applications and use systems via servers. However, all interactions with users perform on a device like tablets, laptops, or mobile.

Types of Desktop Virtualization:

The three most well-known types of desktop virtualization include the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), remote desktop Services (RDS), and Desktop-as a Service (DaaS).

1. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

In this case, a virtual machine on a server running desktop images is run by the operating system (OS). As a result, the server is divided into various desktop images that users can access remotely through their endpoint devices using a hypervisor.

2. Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Users can access shared desktops and software running on Microsoft Windows Server via this hosted desktop virtualization.

3. Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)

End users can access their desktops and computer applications from any endpoint device or platform in this variation, which functions similarly to VDI. The crucial distinction with DaaS is that all hardware components must be purchased, deployed, and managed by the user.

How to Choose Between VDI, RDS and DaaS

VDI is an excellent choice because it virtualizes an established computing model, namely physical desktop computing. Installing VDI, on the other hand, entails handling every aspect of the infrastructure yourself, including the hardware, operating systems, applications, hypervisor, and software. Restriction can be difficult for those with VDI knowledge and experience. The purchase of all infrastructure elements may require a larger initial investment.
RDS/RDSH is a good option if the applications you need to run are compatible with it and your end users only need access to those apps rather than full Windows desktops. RDS has a higher density of end users per server than VDI, and the systems are generally less expensive.

RDS/RDSH is a good option if the applications you need to run are compatible with it and your end users only need access to those apps rather than full Windows desktops. RDS has a higher end-user density per server than VDI, and the systems are less expensive and more adaptable than VDI full-time environments. Your staff, on the other hand, will require the necessary skills and knowledge to manage and manage RDS/RDSH technology.

DaaS is becoming more popular as IT departments gain confidence in using shared desktops and applications. In general, it is thought to be the most cost-effective option. It’s also the simplest to run and requires little knowledge of infrastructure management, or VDI. It is easily scalable and necessitates operational rather than capital expenditures. DaaS is a cost-effective cost structure for many businesses.

Citrix DaaS

Citrix DaaS (formerly Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops service) offers virtualization solutions that allow IT to control virtual machines, apps, and security while providing access to any device. End users can use desktops and applications without regard to the operating system on the device and interface. Citrix DaaS is the most efficient solution to keep your tasks on-site and make it easier to offer IT-managed VDI and security for your corporate.

Citrix Desktop Virtualization is a simple-to-manage service that lets companies safely offer DaaS and VDI desktops and apps to any device and over any network. It is deployed from the cloud to provide incredible flexibility and versatility; it can use in hybrid environments that combine a mix of private clouds, public cloud services, and on-premise data centers. This makes this solution a perfect fit for highly-regulated industries such as government, healthcare, and finance. For businesses requiring the least involvement and a simple experience, DaaS solutions allow you to offload the management and administration of infrastructure completely.

This all adds to increased agility for IT and an improved user experience for your customers. Desktops and virtualized apps work identically to their physically-based counterparts, regardless of whether they are on a device or network. With comprehensive cloud-based security and protection, you can be sure that your applications and data are always secure across devices, users, and networks. This results in better safety, lower cost, and greater productivity.

Utilizing Citrix DaaS, it is possible to offer secure desktops and virtual applications on any platform and delegate the bulk of the setup, installation, and updates to Citrix. You ultimately control the policies, applications, and users while providing the most enjoyable user experience on any device.

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