VDI offers a number of benefits that make this software platform worth consideration. Among the greatest benefits to this virtualization approach is the cost savings it provides. Because VDI creates a virtual desktop, typically one running Windows applications, and is managed in a data center, companies can avoid costly capital expenditures on IT infrastructure. The desktop images are delivered over a network to the endpoint device, be that a traditional PC or mobile device.
As a result of this, companies save resources with little actual computing taking place on the endpoint device, companies can extend the lifespan of aging PCs by using those devices as VDI clients. When new endpoint devices are required, organizations don’t have to buy the most powerful technology and machines to continue running VDI software.
Security is another critical reason to consider VDI software. The storage, management, and security of sensitive data are all handled on a centralized server in the data center rather than an endpoint device. If an employee loses a device or has a laptop stolen, the thief has no way of access any data. That is because there is no data stored on the stolen device and no means of accessing the network.
Additionally, remote and mobile workers enjoy better access to a technology environment that includes Windows applications that are the backbone of most business operations. Lastly, in the case of non-persistent solutions, VDI offers management benefits. The IT team has fewer master images to maintain and provide security for, making management easier compared to dealing with individual desktops for each user.