The word ‘cloud’ is at its peak in the tech world right now. Data storage and even applications becoming centralized are consistently trending and becoming more common. There are many types of cloud services out there that can help companies grow with smoothness and with ease.
The Cloud Desktop, also known as DaaS, or Desktop-as-a-Service, is an alternative to the traditional desktop. This means the settings and features of a desktop are sent and synchronized via the Internet. This can include settings, data that are files of all kinds, and applications that are vital for your business.
What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure?
A VDI is hosted on a central server, allowing companies to access the same desktop. It takes the use of virtual machines; thus, the desktops are completely based in a virtual environment. The devices that access the virtual environment can be anything from tablets to terminals, and PCs. This infrastructure can also include a multi-tier security check system.
The Users of VDI
A VDI can be used by people from a varying number of fields. Mostly it is for remote purposes and thus for remote workers or employees. It can also be good for teachers who need access to the same resources. Resources for classrooms, collaboration in assignments and much more can be easily accessible by teachers from different locations. Hence, any profession where workers are present in different regions can benefit from the use of VDI.
The Benefits of Having a VDI/Cloud Desktop
Having a VDI helps employees to stay connected with their work. A VDI helps to integrate all the apps into one space within the virtual environment. This makes it especially convenient for workers who are always traveling. And even if they don’t travel much, they can still access their set of apps and settings whenever they want.
When there are physical restrictions such as space within the company premises or regional restrictions. It can also work for a company that has many outlets in different areas.
Since a virtual desktop can also be adjusted easily, this means it can run on older machines. Older machines that don’t have much space can run virtual desktops easily. A company can save a lot of hardware costs with a cloud desktop. Less new machines would be required as the life of older machines and hardware can be expanded with the help of virtual desktops.
Since the workflow is synchronized, a VDI can also help save time.
VDI also has a slight advantage in cybersecurity. Storing sensitive content locally on the client’s devices can increase the risk of theft. A VDI can help establish security layers on multiple tiers. This is easy to do as a VDI is isolated and centralized, away from the local devices.