Desktop Virtualization

Overview

Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI)

Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

Different Environments

Desktop virtualization separates the desktop environment from the physical client device that is used to access it. It can be used in different environments and business configurations;

  • In distributed environments with high availability requirements.
  • Using Thin Clients to balance latency issues
  • Remote access and Remote Employees
  • Data Security Policies

It is also used as a means of providing access to Windows applications on non-Windows endpoints (including tablets, smart phones and non-Windows-based desktop PCs and laptops).

Remote desktop virtualization can also provide a means of resource sharing in order to distribute low-cost desktop computing services in environments where providing every user with a dedicated desktop PC is either too expensive or otherwise unnecessary.

For IT administrators, this means a more centralized, efficient client environment that is easier to maintain and able to respond more quickly to the changing needs of the user and business.