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What are Cloud Desktops?

VDI simplifies desktop administrative and management tasks.

Users access virtual desktops running in the Data Centre.

Technology Supports both PCs and thin clients.

Desktop security and data protection are centralised.

Access can be easily extended to remote users.

Many companies have turned to virtualization technologies for their servers in their data centres to simplify administration and to reduce management chores and operating costs while maintaining reliability and safeguarding against disasters. Seeing the significant benefits virtualization delivers in those environments, companies are now looking to apply the same technology to their desktop computers.

VDI

The idea behind what is called a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is to run desktop operating systems and applications inside virtual machines that reside on servers in the data centre. Desktop operating systems inside virtual machines are also referred to as virtual desktops. Users access the virtual desktops and applications from a desktop PC client or thin client using a remote display protocol (RDP) such as Microsoft's RDP, VMware View's PCoIP, or even a Citrix technology and get almost the full features as if the applications were loaded on their local systems, with the difference being that the applications are centrally housed, hosted and managed.

Key Benefits of VDI

  • Efficient Use of CPU and memory resources
  • Reduced desktop downtime and increased availability
  • Patches and upgrades performed in data centre
  • New Users can be up and running quickly
  • Data and applications reside in secure data centres
  • Centralised management reduces operational expenses

Similar to server virtualization, VDI offers many benefits. Specifically, desktop administrative and management tasks are significantly reduced; applications can quickly be added, deleted, upgraded, and patched; security is centralised; and data is easier to safeguard and back up.

In today’s work environment, where workers can be in geographically dispersed, remote offices, the data stored on distributed desktop computers is often vital to the operation of the business. Such data could include correspondence and documentation that would be essential in protecting intellectual property. Or the data could be essential corporate records, files, or data.

Regardless of what the data is, there is generally a need to protect it from corruption and it must be backed up in case of a hard disk crash, user error, or malicious destruction.

How can I deploy Virtual Desktops (VDI)?

To enable the proper design and deployment of Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktops (VDI) environments, we will need to consult with the End User to ensure that Microsoft licensing is not breached.

Please contact DC Two on +61 (0)8 6141 1011 or email us at info@dctwo.com.au so we can book in a suitable time to show you how we can design and build a suitable (and legal) Virtual Desktop environment for you.

 

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