Why Your Business Should Adopt a VDI Workspace

December 7, 2021
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Virtual desktop interface (VDI) workspace technology helps businesses conduct their operations seamlessly from remote locations. VDI delivers enhanced data security, flexibility, and performance across devices.

Virtual desktop interface (VDI) workspace technology is an essential tool for most modern office environments. Here is why your business should integrate VDI into its operations. GCSIT connects small and mid-sized companies to the technology they need to boost productivity and lower operating costs.

VDI workspace technology has become more than a niche tool for workplace flexibility – it can mean the difference between seamless operations and shutting down your business in the event of an emergency. But relatively few organizations deploy VDI effectively, leading to team members experiencing difficulties adapting and sluggish performance. Here is what you need to know to make sure your VDI workspace optimizes your productivity from the moment of deployment.

In order to successfully implement VDI workspace, you should consider following the following best practices:

  • Network preparation. You need to assess your network to anticipate peak usage times, which will ensure adequate network capacity, as VDI performance is closely tied to network performance.
  • Know what you need from your resources. Using performance monitoring tools is a good way to monitor the resources consumed by each virtual desktop so that you don't under-provision. Understanding your resource consumption will help you plan accordingly.
  • Analyze end-user needs. Is it likely that your employees will require customization of their desktops to perform their daily duties? Which aspects of performance are most important to your employees? Make sure you provide different configurations for users who need only access to the web, users who use only a few basic applications, and users who use graphically intensive applications.
  • Perform a pilot test. Pilot tests should be performed before the VDI is deployed, if possible. You can run pilot tests using any of the tools provided by your virtualization provider. It is important to do this so that you are confident you are provisioning resources correctly.

How can your organization benefit from VDI Workspace?

Due to its flexibility, VDI is one of the most used technologies in organizations. As long as you have an internet connection, you can access your desktop from anywhere in the world. It also makes it easier for users to coordinate as if they were in the same location.

You can be assured that sensitive data will not leak from a virtual desktop infrastructure environment since virtual desktop infrastructure only sends basic input and output data. This makes VDI a much more secure environment. Despite the initial cost of VDI, overheads will be reduced over time so that you can spend your money on other areas.

GCSIT partners with organizations across industries to deliver effective, agile IT infrastructure that assures maximum productivity and performance. To learn more about our services, please visit our information page.

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