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What Is VDI technology?

VDI technology

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology is a server-computing architecture where virtual instances of client operating systems and applications are contained within a physical server machine. The virtual sessions (of applications and OSes) are then delivered as snapshots to the end-client workstations.

VDI technology can combine and centralize the computing resources of an organization in a single datacenter, increasing security and data management.

How does VDI technology work?

The desktop OS environment or application runs on isolated virtual machines (VMs) located on the datacenters, alongside other VMs. VDI allows users to utilize their familiar OS with a particular level of customization. It also makes it simpler for administrators to manage the IT infrastructure adequately.

VDI reduces maintenance and security overheads while allowing optimum use of computing resources. It allows end-users to access their digital workspaces from any device—desktop, laptop, smartphone or thin client—and from any location.

Deployment challenges to watch out for

Deploying VDI technology may require management challenges. Project heads need to ensure the buy-in of users for its adoption. IT managers should consider the following factors while deploying VDI:

• VDI implementations may require IT infrastructure upgrades or changes, which means downtime.

• VDI requires network bandwidth, storage and memory resources, which might lead to necessary server upgrades.

• Depending on the VDI solution, users might need time to get familiar with VDI.

• End-users may be hesitant about VDI adoption due to restrictions on storing private data.

Parallels RAS as a VDI solution

Implementing VDI technology starts with picking out a VDI solution that fits your business needs. Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is so straightforward that many IT admins can set it up with just basic knowledge around virtualization, thanks to powerful smart wizards. The wizards guide you on installing and configuring a fully functional VDI infrastructure in a matter of minutes.

Parallels RAS offers all functionality of both Microsoft Remote Desktop Server (RDS) and VDI under one single license, solving one of the major pain points of planning for VDI technology. In fact, the whole solution is installed and configured from a single pane of glass, alleviating the need for running around or multiple logins to set up the servers.

Download your 30-day trial version of Parallels RAS today and implement VDI on your IT infrastructure!


References

Computer Weekly | https://www.computerweekly.com/tutorial/VDI-technology-guide-for-managers

TechTarget | https://searchvirtualdesktop.techtarget.com/definition/virtual-desktop-infrastructure-VDI

Wikipedia | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_virtualization

Techopedia | https://www.techopedia.com/definition/26809/virtual-desktop-infrastructure-vdi

Parallels | https://www.parallels.com/products/ras/capabilities/vdi-solutions/