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It was a bit of a quiet news week in the virtual desktop industry, but there were a few interesting articles that popped up. In case you didn’t have time to keep up with this week’s virtual desktop headlines, here are a few of our favorites for the week of September 4, 2017.
There’s no doubting we’re a transition phase right now as companies move data, applications and desktops to the cloud. And transition phases can be a bit challenging. With some workers accessing on premise data/apps/desktops and others using the cloud solutions, companies have to figure out how to provide everyone with a good user experience. Tech Target takes a look at the network latency challenges that are popping up right now, and what they mean for companies and end users.
The good news is data can travel at the speed of light, which is pretty fast, so cross-city network latency shouldn’t be much more than the latency within a building. But when distances grow, network latency issues grow. Introduce interstate or transcontinental distances and network latency can get quite large. The best way to limit network latency is to bring data and desktops closer together.
Virtual desktops are a good fit for many organizations, but one of the fastest growing adoption industries is education. This EducationDive article takes a very quick peek at how and why education is adopting cloud solutions, with a particular focus on virtual desktop usage.
With a virtual desktop, for example, a school or district can make sure students have access to the same operating system from just about any device, and that any digital resources work for everyone.
Another industry that’s been adopting VDI lately is healthcare. Not only does moving to virtual desktops increase data security (critical for organizations that routinely handle personal health information), but it can also have a major positive impact on productivity, efficiency and speed of care.
This detailed case study by Southern New Hampshire Health Systems details why SNHHS implemented virtual desktops (via hyperconverged infrastructure) and the results they’ve achieved.
Our SNHHS IT team is charged with managing the systems and data our doctors use to make critical health-care decisions—decisions that can mean the difference between life and death. Hospital personnel are constantly moving between the ER, ICU wards and patient rooms, which span multiple floors. They don’t have time to wait for multiple applications to start up each time they treat a patient—applications that access everything from medical records (EMRs) to high-resolution imaging, notepads, browsers, Microsoft Office and more. They need immediate and reliableaccess to these data and applications from multiple devices and from multiple locations.
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