Virtualization

Moving Virtual Desktops to the Cloud

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Executive Summary

Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground-swell of Windows 7 migration plans, expanding virtual workforce, growing popularity of mobile devices and demand for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) support, and tighter IT budgets all point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies. By moving virtual desktops to the cloud, companies can realize all the promised benefits of virtual desktops—centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment— without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of having to manage it themselves.

This white paper will explore the reasons for changing traditional desktop computing strategies, why cloud-hosted virtual desktops are a compelling solution for many businesses, and how to leverage cloud-hosted desktops for Windows 7 migrations, mobile and departmental workers, and disaster recovery scenarios.

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