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Sometimes all you want when researching a new business solution is a short and straight forward answer. That can be difficult in the tech industry, as so much depends on your specific needs and use cases and the vendors you’re researching.
Once you get into the world of desktop virtualization, an additional layer of complexity emerges as there are multiple ways to approach virtual desktops. There’s in-house VDI, platform as a service (PaaS) organizations that you can use to support virtual desktops, and fully managed desktop as a service (DaaS) providers. To help clear things up a bit, here are some short, simple answers to common virtual desktop questions. These likely won’t answer every question you have about the technology, but it will help clear up a few of the most straight forward questions.
Is virtual desktop performance good? It depends on the infrastructure and implementation. With proper infrastructure and implementation, performance is just as good as traditional desktops.
Does it stream video well? A high performance virtual desktop environment streams video and audio without lag.
Is implementing in-house VDI complicated? Yes. It requires specialized infrastructure and expertise to implement and maintain. Upgrades can be even more difficult.
Can I get virtual desktops without doing it myself? Yes. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) providers offer outsourced desktop virtualization solutions.
Do virtual desktops work offline (without an internet connection)? No, virtual desktops present an image of a desktop and stream applications so an internet connection is required.
Does VDI save money? The price tag may be about the same as a traditional endpoint, but when you calculate the total cost of ownership, desktop virtualization has many benefits that can lead to an ultimate cost savings and more predictable spending.
Do cloud desktops need to live close to applications/data? Depending on application latency requirements and end user needs, it may be better for the virtual desktop deployment to reside in a service center near your applications and data, but it typically isn’t necessary.
Do virtual desktops require a lot of bandwidth? Bandwidth requirements depend on the applications being utilizing. For example, more bandwidth would be required for softphones and HD video.
Can virtual desktops replace VPNs? Yes. (In fact, it’s a better solution.)
Will it work with thin clients? Yes.
Will my users have their own personalized desktops? It depends on whether you opt for persistent or concurrent virtual desktops.
How do users access their remote desktop? Via an encrypted remote display protocol client or a browser (depending on the deployment).
Is virtual desktop sizing the same as traditional desktops? It is similar, but not an exact equivalent. For example, the same amount of RAM may not be required.
Are virtual desktops an option in a highly secure, highly regulated industry? Yes, many organizations in the healthcare and finance industries already use virtual desktop solutions.
Does VDI make sense for my company? This quiz will give you some insight into whether desktop virtualization might be a good fit for your organization.
If we didn’t answer your specific question, reach out directly, we’re always happy to help! Contact Dizzion.
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