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By jackdanielsking2 ·
A virtual desktop looks and feels like a physical workstation. The user experience is often even better than a physical workstation because powerful resources, such as storage and back-end databases, are readily available. Users may or may not be able to save changes or permanently install applications, depending on how the virtual desktop is configured. Users experience their desktop exactly the same way every time they log in, no matter which device they are logging into it from.

Benefits of virtual desktops
There are many advantages to a virtual desktop environment:

Security: One way in which virtual desktops can be superior to physical desktop machines is security. Data is stored in the data center and not on individual endpoint machines, which can allow for greater data security. If an endpoint device is stolen, it does not contain any data for thieves to access.
Flexibility: For organizations with a flexible workforce, virtual desktops have a clear advantage. IT administrators can quickly and easily allocate virtual desktops without the need to provision expensive physical machines to users who might only need them for a short time.
Cost: Because virtual desktops require less physical equipment and maintenance, they can be more cost-effective than physical desktops.
Easy management: An IT department can easily manage a large number of far-flung virtual desktops from a central location. Software updates are faster and easier because they can be done all at once instead of the machine by machine.
Computing power: Thin clients are all that is needed for virtual desktops because the computing power for the desktops is coming from a powerful data center.
Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft's public cloud computing platform. It provides a range of cloud services, including compute, analytics, storage, and networking. Users can pick and choose from these services to develop and scale new applications, or run existing applications in the public cloud.
Microsoft has Developed Its own Virtual desktop Azure
The Azure platform aims to help businesses manage challenges and meet their organizational goals. It offers tools that support all industries -- including e-commerce, finance, and a variety of Fortune 500 companies -- and is compatible with open source technologies. This provides users with the flexibility to use their preferred tools and technologies.

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Free Virtual desktop

by Miskaa In reply to virtual desktop

Yes there are many companies offering free Virtual pc for 12 month period like azure is one of the famous one.

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Advantages of virtual desktop

by Bruno_Johnson In reply to virtual desktop

Working on virtual desktops has countless advantages for businesses. These range from improving cybersecurity to flexibility, passing through cost reduction, or hassle-free implementation of updates.

Reduction in support, infrastructure, hardware, and deployment costs. Having a remotely-accessible, centralized infrastructure reduces business costs on many fronts. Support staff can resolve incidents virtually, without having to travel. The hardware and infrastructure requirements of staff working on virtual desktops are greatly reduced. And the software and operating system updates or new applications can be implemented virtually and centrally, without needing to be installed individually on each device.
High scalability and flexibility. The market is constantly demanding higher speeds that can cope with peaks in demand, as well as the flexibility to adapt to drops in the volume of work. The use of a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure allows you to easily increase the number of desktops in order to meet the needs of new staff, wherever they are located.
Greater storage space. The cloud’s capacity isn’t infinite, but it’s close. By using virtual desktop technology, each user will have access to a much greater storage space for applications and files than they would have on a hard drive on their device. This is particularly important if you work with mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, as they don’t tend to have large storage capabilities.
Increased information security. Working on a virtual desktop means that the data is not on the device, it’s stored in the cloud. Therefore, in the case of a fault, theft, or cyberattack on the physical device, the information is safe and backed up by one or various copies in the cloud.

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Benefits of Virtual Desktop

by rickbale649 In reply to virtual desktop

1) Workplace Flexibility
It might be the most obvious advantage. If your desktops are hosted virtually, employees and members of your team will be able to access them regardless of their location, situation, or device. The result, generally speaking, is significantly increased flexibility within the workplace.

In each case, flexibility is essential, by hosting your desktops and applications in the cloud, you can achieve accessibility even in these situations.

2) Significant Cost Savings
VDI’s typically come with relatively minimal cost if the server setup already exists. In exchange, you can get potentially significant savings down the road. In other words, desktop virtualization is much more than just an initial cost. It’s a positive investment that has the potential to bring a significant return.

These benefits are not just hypothetical. Citrix, a major provider of VDI’s, estimates that virtual apps can reduce desktop costs by up to $1.7 million for large organizations.

3) Dynamic Updating
As your organization gets larger, computer choices become more diverse. Creative professionals look to Apple screens, while IT experts prefer PC’s. Managers expect laptops that increase portability, but tablets and even phones become invaluable while on the go. Here’s the rub: all of these devices might be running different operating systems and app versions.

You won’t need each employee to log in just to make sure they have the newest OS version. Instead, you can perform the upgrade once, benefiting everyone in the organization.

4) Decreased Security Risks
Especially as organizations grow, digital security becomes an increasingly essential concern. After all, a single cyber attack can cost the average business upwards of $2 million in damages. Preventative measures are not optional, but absolutely essential to ensure long-term business survival and success.

5) Better Disaster Recovery
Like cybersecurity, disaster recovery has become an essential part of IT management. Almost 50 percent of businesses who experience a disaster without a recovery plan in place never recover from it. How can you make sure that your organization doesn’t become another part of that depressing statistic?

Virtualization certainly isn’t the only step, but it becomes a crucial help. You no longer rely on the stationary computers that might be lost or damaged in the disaster. Instead, the data is stored in a centralized location, safe and backed up regularly. Even as recovery efforts be

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Benefits of Virtual Desktop

by melindailles90 In reply to Benefits of Virtual Deskt ...

Increased Scalability
Cloud computing has leveraged scalable infrastructure by making VD more enticing to consume resources. Since users can access their environments from any device, it reduces the hardware requirements and purchases by consolidating all of the VD on a host server.

Centralized Management
Virtual desktop provides a centralized management structure. This structure allows administrators to update, patch up, and change all virtualized desktops. Hence, there is no longer a requirement to fix the entire organization individually. This gives allows for a complete desktop disaster recovery strategy as all components are backed up in the data center.

Since the applications live on the host server, the virtual desktop helps businesses maintain their complete confidentiality. In case a device is stolen or corrupted, to protect the businesses’ data, the connectivity of that device can be terminated. However, the OS images must be properly managed and updated, and the remote workers must be authenticated.

VD allows end-users to use their devices to gain remote access to their files, and cloud services from any location. This creates a digital workspace providing a better user experience and making work from home significantly easier as employees can utilize PCs, smartphones, tablets, and others.

Cost savings
Since, with VD, IT does not need to keep purchasing new hardware, organizations’ expenses on hardware are significantly reduced. The consolidation on the server helps decrease IT expenditure.

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Helpful post

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