What Is VDI? | Learn How Parallels RAS Makes VDI Affordable

As virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) takes a front seat, it is important to understand what it is. VDI is the practice of hosting virtual desktops on a centralized server. While VDI offers many benefits to organizations, the complexity and costs associated with it can present challenges to businesses. However, Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) makes VDI easy, affordable, and accessible for organizations of all sizes.

What is VDI?

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is an innovative technology hosting a desktop operating system inside a virtual machine that is running on a central server. VDI is also known as server-based computing or client-server computing. Because VDI enables organizations to securely publish fully personalized desktops for each user while making it easy to manage the infrastructure, it is considered to be the most powerful form of desktop virtualization. In addition to understanding what is VDI, it is important to know the benefits offered by this technology. VDI enables organizations to centrally host desktops for centralized and simplified IT management. While resource optimization reduces operational costs, end users get the luxury of accessing resources from any device, at any time and from any location. By installing low-cost thin-client devices organizations can reduce IT costs even further.

VDI Market Share

The market for virtual desktop infrastructure surpassed USD 10 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2020 to 2026, according to Global Market Insights.

With the advancement of desktop virtualization trends across various industry verticals, the virtual desktop infrastructure market is undergoing substantial disruption. The demand for teleworking and workforce mobility has risen as a result, opening up new opportunities.

Parallels RAS Makes VDI Easy and Affordable

Virtualization technology is not a one-size-fits-all solution; each organization has different requirements when it comes to VDI networks. There will be everyone from power users, task workers, and guest workers to mobile employees, so VDI networks should cater to the virtualization needs of a diversified user base. Parallels RAS is a powerful virtualization solution that can be customized to suit the needs of businesses of all sizes.

One of the major roadblocks to VDI adoption is the complexity of managing the VDI network. However, Parallels RAS makes it easy to deploy and manage VDI networks. IT administrators don’t need certification or technical expertise to deploy this solution. By following a simple wizard, you can quickly set up the tool. The reduced complexity in managing the VDI network allows small and medium-sized businesses to adopt powerful VDI solutions. Not only does it allow SMBs to publish full virtual desktops to remote users, but it also lets you publish virtual applications to keep resources always on, 24/7.

For large enterprises that need highly scalable VDI solutions, Parallels RAS is a perfect option. It scales vertically and horizontally to seamlessly deliver virtual desktops and applications on demand. The tool comes with High Availability Load Balancing (HALB) that is auto-configured by default. Not only does it check for available servers, but it also checks for available gateways for increased scalability. Parallels RAS is a comprehensive virtualization tool that can be deployed on any type of cloud-computing deployment or on-premises network. The intuitive dashboard enables you to easily monitor and manage the entire VDI infrastructure. The tool’s reporting feature provides clear insights into resource usage across the VDI infrastructure. Parallels RAS is a first-class virtualization solution that makes VDI easy and affordable.

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