Apart from the cloud, one of today’s biggest IT trends is virtualization. An emerging model of virtualization is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), which involves hosting a desktop operating system and making it available on almost any device. It is most effective in the following use cases:
In an industry where every file is sensitive, the importance of confidentiality cannot be overstated. With virtualization, rules and permissions can be customized based on the individual virtual desktop. As such, every medical professional can only view patient records relevant to them. It also allows them to log into their virtualized desktop while working across a variety of locations and devices.
By leveraging virtualization, a school’s IT team can create a virtual desktop — with the necessary restrictions implemented — for each student. If each classroom has a set of workstations, students’ desktop experiences will be consistent throughout their day. Even though they will be using different hardware every hour or two, they will always see the same desktop.
Companies with shift workers
In most cases, shift employees do not need a single designated computer to fulfill their task because one machine is shared by multiple users. VDI makes it easy for companies to manage several desktop accounts on fewer devices. Workers can log into any devices, access their own virtual desktop, work as they do every day, and log off at the end of their shift.
Users with multiple computers
Depending on the nature of work, some positions require working with several computers on a regular basis. With VDI, they can integrate desktops and maintain it across two or more devices.
Field or remote staff
Employees that work remotely or in the field need access to tools and applications when on the job. A secure and reliable way to do it is through virtualization. A complete VDI solution makes access to a consistent desktop experience possible anytime, anywhere, and using any device. It allows your remote or field workforce to operate effectively, no matter the circumstances.
Of course, these are just a few situations where VDI is helpful. Any business can enjoy security and productivity enhancements with a team of virtualization experts on call. Contact us today to find out how we can help.