Virtual Desktop Infrastructure as Part of a Managed Services Approach
A managed services model for administering IT resources can actually refer to many different IT solutions. One such solution is the use of virtual desktops.
How Virtual Desktops Assist Businesses
According to recent surveys, almost 75% of IT services professionals believe that virtual desktop demand is being driven by employees' need to access resources on a mobile basis, in other words, from any location in the world. No longer are workers content to be tethered to their desk and the computer sitting atop it. Today's workers are accustomed to being able to arrange their personal affairs on a mobile basis, using their smart phones and tablets to reach information resources even while on the go. It was only a matter of time before these same individuals wanted to bring the advantages inherent to mobility into their working lives as well.
A virtual desktop enables employees to access their workspace from multiple devices so that they can continue making progress on their workflow even when they are out of town or even out of the country. This has been possible with previous technology as well, but what makes VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) different is the fact that with this approach, workers can have access to the GUI of their own personal desktop, the work environment where they can be most efficient and productive because of its very familiarity. In addition, VDI provisioning ensures that workers will also have access to all the usual resources they need and use on a daily basis.
VDI can be implemented as part of a managed services model for IT services.