Desktop Virtualization

It seems like today’s businesses typically fall on one side of the technology spectrum or the other. On one end, you have the user-focused enterprises. These businesses allow users almost limitless control over their desktop PCs, letting them install and uninstall software as they deem necessary. As you might imagine, with this flexibility comes a wide variety of issues ranging from botched software installations to larger system or network failures.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have the server-focused enterprises. These businesses use Terminal Services to run the organization’s desktop PCs in a way that effectively ‘locks down’ each individual desktop computer, preventing major changes from being made by the user. While this creates a more stable overall network, it prevents the end user from fully customizing their computing experience to work for their specific needs.

Desktop Virtualization Offers Enterprises a Blended Approach

Fortunately, there is a middle ground between the two extremes. Today, smart network administrators are transitioning their systems over to a model of desktop virtualization.

What is Desktop Virtualization?

Also called virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), desktop virtualization is a computing model that combines the flexibility of a robust desktop experience with the ability to centrally manage virtual client machines. In essence, it’s a marriage between the convenience of a user-focused environment and the control of a thin-client model. This offers network administrators greater options in managing, deploying, and securing applications and data network-wide while allowing end users a familiar computing experience and convenience with remote access capabilities.

Why Consider Implementing Desktop Virtualization?

Access anywhere, get easy updates: If your business is looking for a way to keep information secure while simultaneously providing end users with “access anywhere” capabilities, desktop virtualization is the answer. Desktop virtualization allows IT to update one ‘base’ image which automatically updates all client machines within the organization, saving time, avoiding hardware inconsistencies, and keeping data secure.

Superior data security: By hosting the desktop image in the data center, businesses are able to provide staff at all levels with a consistent computing experience that doesn’t jeopardize sensitive data. In fact, if the end user’s machine ever breaks, is lost, stolen, or destroyed, there is no associated data loss because all of the data remains secure in the data center.

What Other Benefits Does Desktop Virtualization Have?

  • Set up new desktops in minutes instead of hours
  • Repair or swap hardware and/or client PCs with no data loss or need for data migration
  • Extend the usable life of desktop PCs as client machines
  • Provide end-users with superior real-time access from any remote location
  • Reduce IT costs due to more efficient application deployment and fewer end-user tech support calls

Tricerat’s Simplify Suite Lets You More Effectively Manage VDI

Tricerat helps enterprises handle all aspects of the user environment, including VDI. Our Simplify Suite product lets administrators efficiently deploy desktops, control application access, manage VDI personalization issues, and more. Learn more about how Simplify Suite can help you run your business more efficiently and effectively.