VDI Desktop: Gain Control Over It With 2X RAS

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vdi desktopHow VDI Desktop can Improve your Business Performance

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an important facet of cloud computing and virtualization technology. While server virtualization leverages server resources, desktop virtualization allows businesses to create virtual desktops that efficiently manage business processes and lower costs. By using a powerful RDP service, you can take advantage of this innovation and revamp your business in style.

What is VDI Desktop?

Desktop Virtualization can be defined as the process of virtually extending a desktop screen to run multiple applications, platforms and operating systems. A powerful application is used to split the computing power and the memory of physical machines to facilitate specific functions and environments while reducing costs. With a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), businesses gain the flexibility to leverage existing infrastructure, creating highly scalable IT solutions.

The Need for VDI Desktop

Today, businesses face a tough time in meeting IT demands. The rapid evolution in technology, agility in business processes, and data storage requirements makes it difficult for businesses to stay competitive with existing resources. It is interesting to note that the majority of corporate IT budgets are dominated by IT management and support.

In a large enterprise, it is a daunting task to manage thousands of computing resources. For instance, some employees use two or three different company laptops and devices. By replacing a laptop with a virtual desktop, companies can save huge amounts on infrastructure expenses.

Desktop virtualization allows you to extend your resources for multi-tasking. In addition, virtual desktops facilitate a BYOD environment. Employees can access virtual desktops through their high-end mobile gadgets using a robust RDP tool.

In a traditional infrastructure setup, network security is another important concern. With a VDI environment, securing your networks is easy.

How are VDI Desktops created?

A VDI setup is created in three different ways:

  1. Session-based VDI
  2. VM-based VDI (Shared Image)
  3. VM-based VDI (Personal Image)

Similar to terminal services, a session-based VDI enables users to take advantage of the multi-user option in the operating system (OS) that is executed on the server. While server resources are shared by the users, different sessions are created to separate activities. Thin client technology is effectively used in this model.

A VM-based VDI setup also uses server resources. However, instead of using the same OS, each virtual machine has a dedicated OS instance. Dedicated CPU and memory resources offer greater efficiency to each virtual machine.

Another type of desktop virtualization is VM-based VDI (Personal Image). This model works in a similar manner to the one just described, the difference lying in the flexibility it offers to customize desktop user experience. Each virtual machine boots from a separate OS image to facilitate storage of desktop preferences. There are different ways to deploy applications, such as Direct Installation of Applications, Virtual Application Streaming and Remote Application Execution.

Customizing the user experience is an important aspect of desktop virtualization or cloud computing methodology. It can be done in different ways. For instance, a User Virtualization model stores user settings on the server. Therefore, users can connect to the network from any device and enjoy a consistent desktop experience across multiple devices. One of the main concerns of virtual desktop infrastructure is the dynamic storage of data on different servers. It becomes difficult to monitor storage solutions. A Data Virtualization model allows users to overcome this challenge. Using this model, you can locate files and synchronize data effectively.

What VDI Desktop offers Businesses

An intuitive VDI setup offers enormous benefits to businesses. First of all, it decreases the cost of ownership (TCO). By creating virtual desktops, the number of machines required for a project can be reduced, and a single machine can be used for multiple tasks. Secondly, VDI offers a centralized management system. By integrating business processes, companies enjoy the flexibility of monitoring entire business activities from a single dashboard. The third benefit is the minimization of dependencies. In a VDI setup, there is no bonding between the hardware and software. Applications run on any machine, regardless of OS and platform; you can use Windows, MAC or Linux to connect to the network. Fourthly, VDI brings agility to business processes. Applications are deployed at a faster rate, and any update or patch is effectively deployed to all machines. Finally, network security is highly prioritized.

VDI Desktop with 2X RAS

2X RAS (2X Remote Application Server), with its user-based licensing model, makes the management of VDI desktop easy and affordable. With the support of setup wizards, you can set up your VDI desktop in minutes. 2X RAS is one of the most powerful connection brokers available in the arena. Its flexibility allows you to manage VDI, Virtual Applications and Remote Desktop Services through the same console. The centralized management dashboard allows you to monitor and manage your entire business procedures easily and effectively. The versatility of 2X RAS permits deployment of VDI and RDS desktops that are hosted on any hypervisor to any device. Download 2X Remote Application Server to unleash the power of VDI desktop.


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Giorgio Bonuccelli is a Marketing and Communications Director at Parallels. Giorgio has extensive experience in cloud computing and virtualization, with a background of many years in multinational corporations (Dell, EMC and McAfee). In his career he has filled different roles, from sales to training and marketing. This wide-ranging experience and flexibility helps him simplify concepts and write content that is easy to read and understandable even by newcomers to the subject. As a blogger and technical writer he has published more than 1000 papers.