What Is a VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and How Can It Help My Business?

VDI Virtual DesktopVDI Virtual Desktop – Nowadays, the biggest challenge IT departments in 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 cloud, and VDI are phrases we hear often.

This post gives a brief introduction to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and also explains what it is, in what scenarios it could be used, and how it could contribute to your company.

Introduction to VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

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

Advantages and Benefits of VDI: Centralizing Workstations

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

 The VDI Solution in Parallels Remote Application Server

Parallels® 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 the combination of features like linked clones and RASprep.

VDI Virtual DesktopTake Advantage of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)

If you have decided to take a step toward a centralized solution for desktop distribution, Parallels RAS offers you a perfect, simple, and flexible solution that allows your desktop farm to always be readily available and updated.

Try Parallels RAS for free with a 30-day trial.

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