The global corona pandemic has made homeworking the norm in many companies. As a result, IT departments often face a major challenge: users must suddenly have access to their desktop, both inside and outside the company.
Desktop virtualization can be a solution in this case by offering a virtual workplace solution, where users can log on to their desktop from anywhere and on any device. The company's data is also more secure. They are stored centrally in the data center and the virtual desktop can be configured in such a way that these data can only be stored there.
Desktop virtualization can also provide an answer to specific business needs, ranging from regulatory and compliance requirements, to requirements for specific or temporary workers, to supporting specific workloads.
However, a classic virtual desktop environment also has some disadvantages:
- The cost can be quite high. This is because it a considerable amount of server infrastructure is required. The cost of the hardware and the licenses means that this is not a viable solution for many companies.
- The server infrastructure is also quite complex, which adds to the cost of setup and management.
- The user experience is not always optimal, specifically when using Office 365.