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Why Is Desktop Virtualization Important Now? - 16.Nov.2010 9:59:44 PM   
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The increasing costs of IT and the complexity of various application processes is forcing organizations to seek more simplified, relevant, cost-effective and efficient processes that can provide agility and a competitive edge for their business.
What is Desktop Virtualization?
Desktop virtualization is a concept in which the desktop environment is created in the absence of a physical machine. This virtual desktop is hosted on a remote central server and can be accessed for using applications, data and programs via any computing device, including PCs, laptops, smart phones and thin client. An environment for desktop virtualization is created and implemented with the help of a virtual desktop infrastructure also referred to as virtual desktop interface. Thus multiple individuals can use the same desktop virtualization software simultaneously without intruding into the others' workspaces. The addition of dynamic virtual desktops into the virtual workspace has brought about some advantageously compelling changes.
Significance of Desktop Virtualization
Through desktop virtualization, IT management becomes an easily manageable task because your personalized desktop can be accessed through any device. The emergence of dynamic virtual desktops has paved the way for optimized performance, which saves on costs and offers an unparalleled experience. Some benefits of desktop virtualization are listed below:
  • Easy Mobility - The virtual desktop is an asset for the mobile workforce. It facilitates the carrying of your workstation any place you want and in any form - either online or offline. You can even use a USB stick to operate and execute your functions.
  • Centralized Management System - The template technology utilized here has the capability of creating countless virtual desktops all at once from a single template. All the applications are provided from a single platform that makes it easy to manage.
  • Flexible Controls - Your employees have the facility of controlling their individual workspaces. It also allows your IT departments to monitor and streamline business related tasks at the same time.
  • Cost-effective Solutions and Disaster Recovery Capabilities - The IT environment is a dynamic one, and it is not cheap to keep abreast of all the latest software applications. When there is a need to upgrade software, your IT department simply runs a script on the main server which in turn upgrades the other computer systems automatically as opposed to the conventional system of uninstalling old software in each machine and installing the new software. This saves a lot of time and money. During system crashes or loss of data you currently have to move quickly to repair the damages and try to recover the losses. With virtual desktops you can detect and resolve issues immediately, which again saves on your costs.
  • Security - IT security and compliance is a major hurdle that can make any organization uncomfortable. The remote central server provides a safer haven for information that users need than local computers can.
  • Thin Computing Promotes Green Technology - The deployment of thin computing technology through the virtual workspace saves on energy consumption.
Businesses need to be in rhythm with the advanced pace of technology. Mobility and agility has become one of the core needs for progress and is creating an extremely competitive environment with slim chances of survival. The virtues of desktop virtualization cannot be underestimated. With its easy deployment and management system, cost-effective solutions and rapid remediation capabilities there is nothing to stop businesses from scaling unthinkable heights.


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