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5 Benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

5 Benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

July 2014

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5 Benefits of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Computing technology has turned out to be the important factor for organizations with modernization bringing such revolution by introducing technology-oriented business models into practice. It even efficiently improves the business operation and enhances the business productivity in order to justify its deployment.


Various manually operated processes are now been automated with the computer technology, however with constant evolution of the computer technology, networking technology has also been taken to the next-level. The advanced form of such computer-network couple is acknowledged as Virtualization. It further lessens the burden of managers and IT executives to effectively operate and manage each workstation from a central location. One such domain of virtualization is the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI that smoothens the machine as well as the application management practices of the IT department within an organization.

Some of the advantages of using VDI are:

  • Real OS experience: A virtual desktop responds in a similar way as a genuine operating system. The application works and brings out a similar experience for the users and even the system registry level changes like the DLL replacements can be executed at selected locations.
  • Application performance: Since all of the applications stay at a centralized location, provisioning and monitoring can be implemented without lag. Even if the workstation or client is situated at a remote location, close proximity to the application servers raise the frequency of maintenance activities and also enhances the performance of the application.
  • Security: All the corporate data exits at a central location within the corporate firewalls which protects the data from any unauthorized or external access. Further, the user who gets access to the data actually "views" the data and data is not relocated to any device. This secures the data from any kind of hijacking, robbery, or data loss.
  • Isolation: Each virtual machine works as an individual machine on the same server, so even if one of the VM crashes throughout the operations it does not affect the working of other VMs. Different research and sequencing on enhancing the performance of VMs can be practiced without affecting the work of different workstations.
  • Hardware virtualization: All the VMs over the virtualized 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 a centralized 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 or 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 VM.

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