Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI technology helps to build a virtualized desktop setting with a remotely situated server. VDI connects the servers with different virtual desktops spread in remote location that users can gain access via their devices. Virtual Machine [VM] hosts these virtual desktops controlled via management software.

In this COVID-19 pandemic, work from home along with hybrid cloud networks is gaining popularity. Employees are sprawled across different locations, so it is hard to administer infrastructure needs, manageability, and security essential for business survival. Due to these reasons, IT leaders choose the VDI tool to ease management and allow employees to gain access to tools and software from a remote location and even in the office.

A virtual compute system using VN is created to support the VDI deployment. Thus, an organization can run several operating systems and apps on a solo physical server. VDI is allowed via Microsoft Windows desktop operating system within virtual Machines. The entire setup is run on a host server. It helps IT staff to deploy corporate apps, data, and desktops to users in a virtual data center from where it is delivered via the internet.

Oneclick – cloud virtual desktop infrastructure includes multiple automation tools along with delivery, security, and management layer for Turnkey VDI solution deployment. It is a convenient solution that helps to save significant energy and hardware cost.

VDI benefits

  • Remote access.
  • Better security as the data is stored in remote data centers.
  • A desktop can be accessed from multiple devices.
  • Desktops are hosted on high-performance data hubs, so you enjoy advanced security, disaster recovery plan, high-end infrastructure, and more.
  • Hardware cost is eliminated as you can access desktop even from outdated hardware.

Basic VDI components

  • Virtualization – This technology divides the system’s structural design into multiple different layers.
  • Hypervisor – Software that separates OS from the underlying hardware.
  • Connection Broker – A software program that connects desktop instances to users.
  • Desktop Pools – Group of identical desktops designed according to a specific function based on different departments.
  • Application Virtualization – This technology creates virtualized application images as well as replicates them across every virtual desktop grouped into a desktop pool.

How does VDI infrastructure function?

  • When users login to their desktop via client software, the connection broker authenticates and accepts the request. The user is sent to their desktop.
  • Hypervisor on the servers creates several VMs, which hosts virtual desktop.
  • When a user does not use the virtual desktop, the admin turns it off. In this way, more users can be accommodated than the actual server’s capacity.
  • From a master desktop, the image of the desktop is reflected on every other desktop, which is called cloning. In cloning, there is a need to link to master desktops all the time. Cloning is either linked or full.
  • In linked cloning, masker desktops virtual disk is linked to every desktop, thus the server’s disk space is saved. Every user’s data is saved separately.
  • In full cloning, the master desktops virtual disk is not linked and the functions are independent. Therefore, every desktop uses separate disk space.

VDI technology can be ideal for your IT strategy because it reduces overall costs and simplifies system management. It helps to create a flexible work environment as it offers accessibility, scalability, ease of use, automation, and convenience to execute efficiently and quickly!

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