This week, we’re including a new section in our blog: the top list! Every month, you’ll find a list of the best of the best in some aspect of virtualization. To begin, what better could we do than to start with the advantages of desktop virtualization? VDI has disappointed some users, but the key is to properly understand the needs of your stock of computers, and then chose the right solution that will best meet these needs!
1 – Manage all of your computer stock from one master control!
Wherever you find desktop virtualization, you’ll find centralized management! In other words, you manage all of your terminals from a central dashboard, so you can manage updates, operating systems, applications, and even shut down and restart computer terminals. You can provide support to your users from the dashboard, reducing technicians’ work and travel time.
2 – Secure your computer terminals!
Desktop virtualization also helps to secure your computer terminals. Every time your virtual PCs start up, the automatically purge all voluntary or involuntary malicious installations. They recover the image defined by the administrator, so you get a virtually new PC every morning.
3 – Make savings!
Desktop virtualization also helps you make savings relating to the operation and maintenance of your stock of equipment. Unlike what many may think, some solutions can save up to 40% on your computer equipment. By centralizing the management of your stock of computers, you’ll be saving considerable time, which will allow you to offer more service to your users by dedicating your teams to other projects.
Traditional VDI solutions require relatively heavy and expensive server infrastructures, but this doesn’t account for Wisper’s R&D, which has developed ceBox®, a virtualization solution that offers maximum performance, with no server infrastructure needed, for even more savings!
4 – Optimize your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans (DRP/BCP)
DRP/BCP issues are a real concern for IT departments, and rightly so, as a failure can cost up to millions of euros. Desktop virtualization also helps to deal with this issue. A virtualization solution guarantees the autonomous operation of each virtual PC. All actions, such as restarts or installing applications, will not disrupt the operation of other virtual PCs in operation, even though they are on the same physical resource. In the event of a major incident involving the IT system, you can restart the operation of your stock of computer very quickly!
5 – Gain flexibility!
Desktop virtualization helps to get rid of most physical constraints when providing new computer terminals. The time needed to create or modify virtual PCs is mere minutes. The administrator can simply and quickly develop the architecture in order to adapt to the operational constraints of users or workgroups, and deploy hundreds or even thousands of virtual PCs from anywhere in the company.
Don’t miss next month’s issue, where’ll I’ll give you a new list where we’ll talk about the top 5 myths of desktop virtualization!