What is VDI?
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology brings together a host of vendor components, including virtualization infrastructure, connection brokers, and profile management systems, all in a single package. VDI is a significant benefit to user desktop management, offering increased security, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) flexibility, and better image management. Historically, however, VDI has been too costly and complex for many organizations to use.
When you pair Scale Computing Platform virtualization with VDI software solutions or remote desktop solutions, you get a simple, all-in-one solution that provides rapid deployment, ease of management, and high availability – and it’s more affordable than you might think.
As your business grows and evolves, so do your IT infrastructure needs. Keeping up with the latest technology trends and updates is essential in ensuring that your business stays competitive and efficient.
VDI technology allows you to host desktop environments on a centralized server, providing your employees with secure remote access to their desktops from any device, anywhere. It allows you to gain the latest VDI technology, which can improve performance, security, and scalability while reducing the burden on your IT staff.
By taking advantage of the latest technology, improving efficiency, and enhancing security, you stay competitive and ensure that your IT infrastructure is ready for the future.
Scale Computing Platform is uniquely positioned to make robust VDI deployments available no matter the size of your organization.
What is VDI and How does it Work?
VDI stands for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. It is a technology that allows multiple virtual desktops to run on a single physical machine, providing users with remote access to their desktops and applications from anywhere with an internet connection. VDI is commonly used in organizations to centralize desktop management, improve security, and reduce costs.
Here's how VDI works:
The VDI infrastructure is set up in the data center or cloud, where a server hosts multiple virtual machines (VMs). Each VM runs an operating system (OS) and a desktop environment.
End-users connect to the VMs through a client application installed on their device (e.g., laptop, tablet, smartphone) or through a web browser.
The client application sends user inputs (e.g., mouse clicks, keyboard strokes) to the VM, and the VM responds by sending back the resulting display and audio output.
End-users can access their virtual desktops from anywhere with an internet connection, which enables remote work and increases productivity.
The virtual desktops are centrally managed by IT administrators, who can apply updates and security patches to all VMs at once, reducing downtime and improving system security.
VDI can provide several benefits, including increased flexibility, enhanced security, and improved manageability. However, it also requires careful planning and proper infrastructure to ensure smooth operations and satisfactory user experience.
What is VDI Access?
VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) access refers to the ability to remotely access a virtual desktop hosted on a central server. With VDI access, users can access a virtualized desktop environment that appears and functions like a physical desktop, with all the necessary applications, settings, and files.
VDI access is typically provided through a remote desktop protocol (RDP) or a web browser-based interface. It enables users to access their virtual desktops from anywhere, using any device with an internet connection, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
VDI access provides several benefits, including centralized management and security, improved scalability and flexibility, and reduced costs for hardware and software maintenance. It is often used in organizations with remote or mobile workforces, or where employees need to access company resources from multiple locations.
We have examples of customer success, as well as more information on how Scale Computing can make you successful with your VDI projects.