Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a system for hosting an endpoint desktop environment from a central server. End users access their VDI-based desktop through a device of their choosing, including PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Organizations can use VDI as a cost-effective way to support remote staff or the entire workforce — creating an anytime, anywhere hybrid workplace. Using VDI simplifies scale and makes it possible to support a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) ecosystem, as users are able to access work-related systems remotely.
This solution can reduce end-user device costs by allowing you to purchase low-cost devices that only need a reliable network connection to ensure productivity. This is because VDI enables compute, storage and software outsourcing to a cloud or data center environment. Many organizations have used VDI in some capacity, but the ease of access to cloud solutions and Hyperconverged Infrastructure have increased its value.
Recent IT trends have focused on modernizing VDI systems to simplify IT management and support digital transformation initiatives.
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