How does a VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) work?

Written by:
Hyve
Date Posted:
21 March 2013
Category:
Tech

A VDI is a desktop system that hosts a user’s operating system via a virtual machine.

Access files from anywhere
VDIs can be accessed remotely from any location, providing ultimate flexibility for users.

In the fast-paced business world, the need to access files and data from different locations and multiple devices has become a necessity. Virtual desktops are the ideal solution, hosting a user’s operating system via a virtual machine and running on a centralised server from a data centre.

Our CloudDesktop™ utilises Citrix technology to offer customers a high-performance virtual desktop, which is readily accessible from anywhere in the world. Users have the flexibility to run their desktop and applications on a high performance, high availability desktop. You can also fully manage what is installed and used on the desktop, and there isn’t the requirement to purchase new hardware thanks to the easily upgradable desktop system.

Lower costs
Operating and energy costs are lowered due to that fact that there is only one central desktop and one operating system to maintain, as opposed to multiple ones. Virtualised desktops have overriding benefits in that they use less power to run than desktop PCs and generate less heat, therefore there isn’t such a need for cooling procedures.

Our CloudDesktop™ also offers heightened security features due to the fact that files and data aren’t stored physically in one location, they are stored as an image on the server. It is also possible to roll back desktops to previous points, which is an invaluable backup feature.

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