Desktop virtualization (also known as Desktop-as-a-Service), makes your desktops more flexible, easier to use, easier to manage, and easier to secure. It also lowers your IT costs. Desktop virtualization separates your desktop from the physical hardware, which enables your users to access their virtual desktop from anywhere, and on any device, delivering benefits such as:
Here are benefits of the Citrix desktop virtualization solution, Citrix Virtual Desktops.
You make security more scalable
Updates are the foundation of the most stringent security strategies. One of the advantages of the cloud is that as soon as a vulnerability is detected, you receive the latest patches and fixes, delivered automatically.
With Virtual Desktops, you get quick updates to protect your desktops from new threats. However, you will not need to update each desktop individually, as updates are managed centrally.
Virtual Desktops simplifies security through back-ups. If someone loses their laptop, you can quickly get that user back up and running with precisely the same desktop set-up, but on a new device.
You lower your costs
Maintaining distributed desktops is very expensive. There is also a massive opportunity cost when your staff are stuck on outdated PCs, but you cannot afford to get them an upgrade.
There is also the cost of migrating to a new operating system (OS). The average cost of a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 was £663, and the move to Windows 10 is going to cost even more.
Virtual Desktops drastically reduces the time and cost of migrations because it lets you roll out the new OS centrally. You get more control, and your users get the new OS faster than they would have the old way.
Savings depend on your organization. But some organizations have reported savings as high as 70 per cent by switching to desktop virtualization.
You make remote access and mobility a lot easier
Remote working is part of everyday working life now. People need more mobile ways to work. Even if they are not always remote, they need access to their desktops wherever they are, whenever they need it.
Virtual Desktops enables access to desktops – with all individual user settings, preferences, files – on any device.
You can deliver real-time access to 3D professional graphics apps used by designers and engineers, on any device.
It eases the burden on IT
Virtual Desktops makes your organization more secure and your users more mobile.
You do not have to manage migrations one desktop at a time, and you do not have to worry about migrations. Incremental Group can manage this without interrupting your users.
You can apply updates and patch security issues centrally, again without the hassle of updating one machine at a time.
In terms of compliance, your desktops will be hosted in environments in strict compliance with the highest regulatory standards.
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