ARE LEGACY RDS or VDI SOLUTIONS LIMITING YOUR ORGANIZATION?
Modernize your infrastructure by migrating workloads to cloud for flexibility, scalability with better infrastructure, labor and cost savings.
THE PROMISE and the REALITY OF VDI
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) was conceptualized to be a magic silver bullet a few years back – cheaper and easier to run and maintain, giving endless uninterrupted productivity and magical benefits to your end-users.
Turned out it wasn’t easier said than done.
HIGH ENTRY COST
According to Jon van Amersfoort, the total cost of deploying a VDI setup for 2000 users will be around $2.5 million, putting it out of reach of most small to mid size businesses.
HIGH IT EFFORT
Traditional VDI has usually required significant on-prem or hybrid cloud infrastructure as well as a huge force of IT professionals to look after its maintenance, setup, and upgrade it.
LESS IT SAVINGS
The usual poor scalability or flexibility of traditional VDI solutions didn’t make it easy to customize application licensing and blend multiple device formats to create the expected savings from individualized application profiles and the use of BYOD devices.
WHY TRADITIONAL VDI IS COMING TO AN END
Organizations soon found out that none of the promises of VDI turned out to be true. Due to performance, cost, and manageability challenges, IT Infrastructure & Operations professionals struggled to make their on-premises digital workspace technology investments pay off.
In the end, VDI did not help to shed any costs at all, and in fact these systems were often even more expensive to implement and more complicated to support.
THE RISE OF DaaS as the FUTURE OF VIRTUAL DESKTOP
DaaS Is Changing the Game of Virtual Desktops and Cloud Based Operations
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) enables organizations consistent user experience solution which is readily scalable, flexible, deploys faster than other desktop virtualization options.
DaaS offers multiple infrastructure, labor & cost savings over RDS/ VDI solutions.
DaaS based solution supports fluctuating workloads, changing storage demands, usage-based pricing and the ability to make applications and data accessible from almost any internet-connected device.
IT Efficency and Organizational Security are Driving DaaS Investment
Nearly two-thirds of recently surveyed organizations using DaaS identified either IT efficiency or security and compliance as the most critical justification when it investing in a DaaS solution.
Increased scrutiny on IT staffing / utilization and heightened levels of concern regarding the end-point security of increasingly mobile workforces have put a spotlight on the unique benefits of DaaS solutions.
When it Comes to Speed, Scalability and Agility organizations are choosing DaaS
Although VDI is a comparable solution for many use cases, recent and accelerating trends in workforce demographics and structure are forcing more organizations to choose infrastructure solutions that allow faster and easier expansion, customization and ongoing management. For fast moving, fast growing, always changing organizations DaaS often offers greater speed and flexibility over VDI.
Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is the next generation
Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) has changed the game in the Desktop as a Service (DaaS) market.
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) gives you the best Windows 10 multi-session virtual desktop experience, allowing you to spin up and scale out Windows desktops in Azure cloud across more global regions than any other cloud provider—offering the scale and data residency options you need to bring your apps closer to your users around the world.
Flex1™ = Managed (DaaS + M365) + MANAGED SERVICES + 24/7*365 HELPDESK
Flex1 is a unique cloud-based digital workspace platform that combines configurable governance, security and compliance with productivity apps on a WVD + AZURE backed infrastructure
…ALL INCLUDED IN ONE BILL.
- Productivity tools and a workspace your team already knows
- Integrated account and infrastructure DIY management tools
- Integrated automated business continuity tools
- Scalable, flexible cloud based remote desktop architecture
- 24/7 Helpdesk for employees and IT
- All managed, supported and billed through one vendor
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As per Gartner, one of the top digital workplace trends on the Hype Cycle 2020 that CIOs will be paying attention to in the years to come is DaaS – desktop on cloud. As per this trend, COVID-19 highlighted the value and business continuity strength of DaaS in its ability to rapidly enable remote work where on-premises options have stalled. The pandemic is likely to accelerate adoption of DaaS, and it may even perpetuate as a delivery architecture when employees return to the office.