Desktop Virtualization – how can it help enterprises?
Today, one of the major issues which managers in IT firms face are rising costs for enterprise infrastructure, maintenance and support. Desktop Virtualization is one of the solutions expected to overcome this challenge.
Before we get into the advantages, let us have a brief understanding of Desktop Virtualization. Wikipedia defines Desktop Virtualization as “encapsulating and delivering either access to an entire information system environment or the environment itself to a remote client device”. In simple terms, it allows users to access complex computing infrastructure and platforms from a remote computer rather than a physical one down the hall. This model allows users scattered at different geographical locations to access a common central server that acts as a Data Centre or Resource bank via a Wide Area Network – usually the Internet.
This model has several advantages:
· Remote Access results in easier provisioning of Desktops
· Reduced cost of new application deployment
· More security at central data centre than on individual Desktops
· Better tracking of work activity as everything is centrally monitored
Reduced maintenance and support costs
However this model has some limitations as well. The primary risk being the reliance on the network connectivity (Internet), which is prone to a number of issues such as bandwidth, intrusions by malicious softwares and hackers, etc. Moreover, there is the complexity involved in connecting peripheral drivers of printers, scanners, etc.
Though there are certain restrictions, Desktop Virtualisation is gaining popularity in today’s IT Business. Our experts at Suyati Technologies can help you with your virtualization needs. To know more about what we have to offer, please visit www.suyati.com