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Advantages and Benefits of VDI

By SparrowJ ·
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The benefits of using VDI are multi-fold, with the most significant being:

It allows users to work as if they were connected to your company’s local network from anywhere, anytime, and on practically any device with an Internet connection.

It enables you to centralize device maintenance. Update devices (both operating system and application updates) in a fast and easy way without having to go on-site to physical facilities or having to transfer big-size data throughout the network.

Desktop horizontal scaling (expansion as well as reduction) is quick and simple, allowing you to adapt to your company’s needs in every moment. This also enables optimal exploitation of the physical resources and avoids extra energy costs of unused items.

Secure your environment. Choose who does each task at every moment, prevent or provide workstation personalization, or guarantee a new corporate image in each user logon.
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Advantages of VDI

by jamescutt103 In reply to Advantages and Benefits o ...

Here are the top VDI benefits:

1. Simplify IT Management
Perhaps the biggest benefit of VDI is that everything is managed in one central location. When new versions of applications come out, they can be added to a central desktop image instead of being installed — and then maintained and troubleshot — on hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of end-user devices. Because end-users don’t have to give up their devices when operating systems are updated or applications are installed, their work isn’t likely to be interrupted.
Getting new employees set up is easy. IT administrators simply deploy the base image of what their machine should look like and then credential them into that image. And if an end-user device fails, not only won’t data be lost since it’s not on the device’s hard drive, IT can spin up a new virtual machine in minutes. This saves valuable desktop management time and gets the user back to productivity fast.

2. Gain Control
New users can be added or removed with a click of the mouse through Microsoft Active Directory, for instance. IT departments can control who is using what applications. They can also better control application versions, particularly if end-users aren’t given permission to install software on their own device.

3. Enhance Flexibility
VDI can make businesses more agile. They can quickly spin up new VMs for dev/test purposes, seasonal workers, and contractors/consultants.

It also gives people more flexibility in how they work. They can use their device of preference to access VDI, as long as they have internet access. With 67% of employees using personal devices at work, this is advantageous for companies that support BYOD – otherwise known as Bring Your Own Device. Whether they use a smartphone, laptop, Apple, Windows or thin-client device, the user experience is the same.

4. Drive Cost Savings
Some companies that originally looked to VDI for cost savings found that the added storage required in on-premise data centers offset some of the efficiencies gained by not having as many fat clients. But with so many opting for desktop virtualization in the cloud these days, and many using smartphones and other devices to access it, virtual desktop infrastructure has become much more cost-effective.

I hope this information will be helpful!

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benefits of VDI

by deborasumopayroll In reply to Advantages and Benefits o ...

Simplified and Centralized Management. Problems will come up with the infrastructure deployed requiring resolution.
Flexibility.
Accessibility.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device.
Workforce Mobility.
Cost Efficiency.
Increased Productivity.
Smaller Bandwidth.

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Here are the top 5 VDI benefits:

by Bruno_Johnson In reply to Advantages and Benefits o ...

1. Simplify IT Management
Perhaps the biggest benefit of VDI is that everything is managed in one central location. When new versions of applications come out, they can be added to a central desktop image instead of being installed — and then maintained and troubleshot — on hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of end-user devices. Because end-users don’t have to give up their devices when operating systems are updated or applications are installed, their work isn’t likely to be interrupted.

Getting new employees set up is easy. IT administrators simply deploy the base image of what their machine should look like and then credential them into that image. And if an end-user device fails, not only won’t data be lost since it’s not on the device’s hard drive, IT can spin up a new virtual machine in minutes. This saves valuable desktop management time and gets the user back to productivity fast.



2. Gain Control
New users can be added or removed with a click of the mouse through Microsoft Active Directory, for instance. IT departments can control who is using what applications. They can also better control application versions, particularly if end-users aren’t given permission to install software on their own device.



3. Enhance Flexibility
VDI can make businesses more agile. They can quickly spin up new VMs for dev/test purposes, seasonal workers, and contractors/consultants.

It also gives people more flexibility in how they work. They can use their device of preference to access VDI, as long as they have internet access. With 67% of employees using personal devices at work, this is advantageous for companies that support BYOD – otherwise known as Bring Your Own Device. Whether they use a smartphone, laptop, Apple, Windows, or thin-client device, the user experience is the same.



4. Drive Cost Savings
Some companies that originally looked to VDI for cost savings found that the added storage required in on-premise data centers offset some of the efficiencies gained by not having as many fat clients. But with so many opting for desktop virtualization in the cloud these days, and many using smartphones and other devices to access it, virtual desktop infrastructure has become much more cost-effective. Companies that go the cloud route only pay for what they use and don’t have to maintain the VDI infrastructure. Plus, since they don’t need as much memory or storage on end-user devices, businesses can extend.

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VDI(Virtual desktop infrastructure) and its benefits in brief

by Bhavleenkr16 In reply to Advantages and Benefits o ...

This is a great topic to open discussion here. I want to contribute to this discussion.
Brief about VDI -
It is a virtual desktop infrastructure that offers virtual desktops hosted on remote servers kept on-premise or on the cloud. These desktops can be operated on personal devices.
VDI has a plethora of benefits like -
1. Ease of Access - With VDI, you can access the desktop from anywhere and anytime.
2. High Security - You can secure data in multiple security safeguards and save under diff password protections.
3.Device portability - VDI gives you flexibility as you can access your desktop from diff devices
4. Data center facilities - Data can also be stored in data centers, so there is no need to keep bulky servers at your premises.
5. Cost reduction - Due to less hardware usage, you can cut costs.
There are many other advantages as well, but I hope this helps you.

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