VDI Environment | What Is It and How Can It Help My Business?

What Is a VDI Environment and How Can It Help My Business?

VDI EnvironmentVDI Environment – Nowadays, the biggest challenge that IT departments of many organizations face is to centralize all the different IT solutions in a new technological model. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), desktop and application virtualization, private and public clouds, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are words and phrases that we often hear. 

This post gives a brief introduction to a VDI environment, explaining what it is, in which scenarios it could be used, and how it could contribute to your company concerning other alternatives. 

Introduction to VDI Environments

The purpose of a VDI environment is to execute and distribute virtual desktops from a centralized infrastructure—in one or many data centers—which can be either on-premises or in a cloud system. In a typical VDI setup, you will have a central server called a hypervisor, or a farm of servers on which the virtualization software runs, where virtual machines are created for users. 

Advantages and Benefits of a VDI Environment

The benefits of using VDI are multifold, with the most significant being: 

The VDI Environment in Parallels RAS

VDI EnvironmentParallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) has a VDI solution that allows you to manage several different hypervisors to centralize, automate, and reduce the overhead costs of desktop management.  

With Parallels RAS, you will be able to deploy the number of desktops your company needs in a fast and flexible way. Desktops can be parameterized depending on your company’s necessities, thanks to features like linked clones and RASprep. 

Take Advantage of a VDI Environment

If you have decided to take a step toward a centralized desktop solution, Parallels RAS offers you a flexible and straightforward solution. It allows your desktop farm to always be readily available and updated thanks to technologies like RASprep and linked clones. 

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Parallels RAS allows for quick, simple, and affordable VDI deployments. Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) offers some benefits to organizations such as improved security, centralized desktop management, and reduced IT workload.

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References

searchvirtualdesktop.techtarget.com/definition/virtual-desktop-infrastructure-VDI 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_virtualization 

blog.cdw.com/cloud-computing/five-key-benefits-of-virtual-desktop-infrastructure-vdi 

pcworld.com/article/252314/the_pros_and_cons_of_using_virtual_desktop_infrastructure.html  

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