5 Benefits of our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
POSTED BY APPANNA GANAPATHY
Information technology (IT) has turned out to be an important factor in the modernisation of organisations by introducing technology-oriented business models. It even efficiently improves the business operation and enhances the business productivity in order to justify its deployment.
Various manually operated processes are now being automated with computer technology.
However, with the constant evolution of computer technology, networking technology has also been taken to the next level. The advanced form of such computer network coupling is acknowledged as virtualisation.
It lessens the burden of managers and IT executives to effectively operate and manage each workstation from a central location. One such domain of virtualisation is our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI, which enhances the machine as well as the application management practices of the IT department within an organisation.
Some Benefits of VDI
Real OS experience: A virtual desktop responds in a similar same way as a genuine operating system. The application works and brings out a similar experience for the end users, and even system registry level changes like DLL replacements can be executed at selected locations.
Application performance: Since all of the applications stay at a centralised location, provisioning and monitoring can be implemented without delays. Even if the workstation or client is situated at a remote location, close proximity to the application servers raises the frequency of maintenance activities and also enhances the performance of the application.
Security: All the corporate data exists at a central location within the corporate firewalls, which protects the data from any unauthorised or external access. Further, the user who accesses the data actually only “views” the data – it is not relocated to any device. This secures the data from any kind of hijacking, robbery or loss.
Isolation: Each virtual machine (VM) works as an individual machine on the same server, so even if one of the virtual machines crashes, it does not affect the performance of the other VMs. Different research and sequencing on enhancing the performance of VMs can be practised without affecting the work of different workstations.
Hardware virtualisation: All the VMs over the virtualised infrastructure use a base image of the hardware for processing different requests and managing different drivers. This saves the extra cost of establishing each unit of hardware for each workstation; instead all the workstations can be accommodated with centralised hardware.
VDI institutes a one-to-one relationship-based connection between the workstations and virtual infrastructure over a corporate network. This offers equal access to the resources of all VMs based upon the authorities and roles that users hold.
VDIs use different protocols like Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) for delivering the best performance of the support and system for audio output. RGS or Remote Graphic Software is used to impart the best graphical performance of the virtual machine.