Desktop Virtualization

Desktop virtualization is an increasingly popular technology solution designed to make access to applications and data easier, enhance data security and reduce IT staff workload. It allows end users to access their desktop (including data and applications) from any internet-enabled endpoint device.

Desktop virtualization is most commonly implemented for its enhanced security properties, to enable remote workforces and make IT management easier to allow IT staffs to focus on business-critical initiatives rather than desktop management.

How Does Desktop Virtualization Work?

Organizations interested in desktop virtualization can take two common approaches:

  • In-House VDI: Implementing, managing and maintaining specialized virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in house
  • Desktop as a Service (DaaS): A SaaS-style option that allows organizations to outsource desktop virtualization (including infrastructure, management and maintenance) to an expert service provider

Either approach requires specialized infrastructure to meet the high-performance, high-availability demands of user-friend desktop virtualization. Within proper desktop virtualization, network, compute and storage are all designed to be deeply integrated. Proper networking allows users to see only their data. Compute provides the processing power, RAM and vGPU functionality for the virtual desktop to aggregate and present all of the required applications. Specifically designed storage is key to performance in desktop virtualization as everything a user does needs to be quickly written and retrieved from storage with no lag from the end user’s perspective. 

With desktop virtualization infrastructure in place, golden images (essentially virtual desktop templates) are then created based on consumer use case. The resulting desktop image(s) can then be accessed from any internet-enabled device with the appropriate virtual desktop client installed.

Dizzion Desktop Virtualization

Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

  • Increased data protection (data is never stored on the endpoint)
  • Access to the desktop, data and applications from any end point device, anytime, anywhere
  • Simplified IT management from a single pane of glass, including implementing and managing group policies and user restrictions
  • Easier desktop, operating system and application patching and updating

Dizzion Desktop Virtualization

Dizzion offers desktop virtualization services via a DaaS model that supports cloud, on premise and hybrid deployments. Dizzion guides customers through the desktop virtualization process to ensure they receive the right computing services for each specific use case.

Dizzion’s desktop virtualization services are coupled with application virtualization, cloud storage and file sharing, and disaster recovery services for a more robust virtualization solution from a single provider. Independently audited and verified PCI Compliant and HIPAA Compliant desktop virtualization solutions are also available from Dizzion, enabling highly regulated industries to implement the solution while meeting strict compliance standards.

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