Global business leaders are looking to the IT department to deliver mobile workspaces that allow employees to work remotely and access corporate data from anywhere. However, ensuring successful implementation is a complex task for many IT teams. It is hard work to ensure support enablement for business strategies while at the same time creating efficient applications and infrastructures.
To combat some of these challenges, many IT leaders consider deploying virtual client computing (VCC) or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). VDI is a type of server-based computing that enables IT departments to leverage server hypervisors. Through these server hypervisors, companies can host multiple client operating systems, in isolation, on a single server or through a group of servers.
Though business leaders and IT leaders initiate the process to deploy VCC, the actual users are the mediators and controllers in the outcome of the project. For VCC to be successful, it needs to provide an exceptional end-user experience, just like local operating systems. When IT can’t optimize the performance or support the entire environment, it has a direct impact on end-user experiences.
Organizations who have implemented VCC have reaped the following benefits:
- Lower hardware costs
- More efficient support for devices
- Less downtime on devices
- Better mobility for employees
- Improved employee productivity
IT leaders should understand the pros and cons of VDI before moving forward with implementation. More than the quantitative benefits, there are also a few qualitative ones as well. Business users who can access their devices and data from anywhere and at any time are far more satisfied compared to the ones who must go through the entire process of manual installation, which is cumbersome and causes users to have to wait.
Additionally, in case of a disaster, business users can restore their devices in minutes, giving total satisfaction to employees without causing major productivity issues. If your company is facing a growth spurt, VDI deployment can help to ease some of the frustration.
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