Virtualization is a technology that enables your business to empower users to simulate the load on a workstation to access a desktop from a locally or remotely connected device. This separates the desktop environment and its applications from the physical client device used to access it.
Desktop virtualization is a key element of digital workspaces and depends on application virtualization, can be accomplished in a number of ways, but the two most important types of desktop virtualization are based on whether the instance of the operating system is local or remote. In this sense, we offer you:
Local desktop virtualization.
Local desktop virtualization means that the operating system runs on a client device using hardware virtualization, and all processing and workloads occur on local hardware.
Remote desktop virtualization.
Remote desktop virtualization is a common use of virtualization that operates in a client / server computing environment. This allows users to run operating systems and applications from a server within a data center while all user interactions take place on a client device.
The result of implementing virtualization is that your business has more centralized control over applications and desktops, and you can maximize your organization’s investment in hardware by remotely accessing shared computing resources.
What are the benefits of desktop virtualization?
Desktop virtualization helps you make the most of your hardware investments by consolidating most of your computing in one data center. Desktop virtualization enables companies to deliver lower-cost computers and devices to end users because most of the intensive computing work takes place in the data center. By minimizing the amount of computing required on endpoint devices for end users, saving money by purchasing less expensive machines.
Desktop virtualization helps support remote workers by giving IT staff central control over how desktops are virtually deployed to enterprise devices. Rather than manually setting up a new desktop for each user, desktop virtualization allows IT to simply deploy a ready-to-use virtual desktop on that user’s device. Now the user can interact with the operating system and applications on that desktop from any location and the employee experience will be the same as if they were working locally. After the user has finished using this virtual desktop, they can log out and return that desktop image to the shared group.
Desktop virtualization software provides centralized security control over which users can access which data and which applications. If a user’s permissions change because they leave the company, desktop virtualization makes it easy for IT staff to quickly remove that user’s access to their persistent virtual desktop and all of their data, rather than having to manually uninstall all of the devices of that user. And because all company data resides within the data center rather than on each machine, a lost or stolen device does not pose the same data risk. If someone steals a laptop using desktop virtualization, there is no company data on the real machine and therefore there is less risk of breach.