Virtual Desktops: What Are the Benefits?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a virtual workspace that essentially replaces a physical desktop environment with a Web-based application. By using any Internet-connected device – smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc. – you can log in via your Web browser and access your files, documents, applications, and much more. Users will have the same experience as using their traditional desktop, but with much greater flexibility.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a form of VDI in which the desktop virtualization is outsourced and handled by a third party – in this case, HTG. DaaS is delivered in the cloud, along with the applications a business needs to use on the virtual desktop.

Implementing virtual desktops allows your business to host everything virtually, which eliminates physical servers, hardware, software, updates, upgrades…the list goes on.

Let’s look further at how virtual desktops work and the benefits that come with using them:

Security comes into play with the right cloud provider. HTG’s data centers are Tier 3, Class 1, with full redundancy and both network and physical security. All of your confidential information will remain secure in HTG facilities. For any business, saving all files securely is of high importance. Using virtual desktops can create greater security than a traditional desktop environment. The devices are no longer vulnerable, as businesses don’t have data stored locally anymore. Instead, data is protected in the cloud via extremely secure data center facilities.

Business data also remains accessible to authorized users at any given time. How you ask? Well, virtual desktops remove the risks of natural disasters or failures, and the need to be glued to your office desk, because data is located in the cloud. Having a virtual desktop environment means spilling coffee on your laptop isn’t detrimental in terms of your critical data. You don’t need flash drives or constant emails to yourself to transfer information back and forth. You don’t even have to be in the country to continue working. With virtual desktops, your files and apps will be located in the cloud and ready to use whenever and wherever you want. They’re limitless.

This then brings in the possibility of BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, for the workforce. The world can become your office. You can make real-time decisions and drastically decrease costs by avoiding device upgrades or even supplying the devices at all. Additionally, a recent Cisco study found that U.S. workers save an average of 81 minutes per week by using their own devices – so clearly, BYOD leads to greater productivity as well.

-Benefits of VDI
-Mobility and BYOD
-Competitive edge
-Anywhere, anytime access on any device
-Cost savings
-Improved security
-Avoid maintenance and management
-The benefits of virtual desktops are simple, clear and endless. Accessibility and flexibility become effortless. Virtual desktops are an obvious choice.

Want to learn more about our DaaS offering, HTG’s CloudDesktop? Contact HTG Today at 866-278-5578.


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