Windows Virtual Desktop
Windows Virtual Desktop
(WVD) is an Azure service that, combined with the correct licenses, services, and resources, delivers a fully virtualized multi-user Windows 10 experience together with Office 365 ProPlus. WVD includes centralized management and monitoring; system administrators can quickly deploy and manage desktops, apps, and Windows servers in the Azure Cloud.
WVD helps businesses easily scale their virtualization requirements while benefitting from the top-of-the-line security features on Azure along with the cost benefits of its subscription-based model. With WVD, users can enjoy a richer virtualization experience for accessing hosted applications when compared to the existing Windows Server-based Remote Desktop Services (RDS) platform that leverages Microsoft Partner community support for similar solutions.
Windows Virtual Desktop Advantages
WVD offers serval advantages over traditional virtualization solutions.
By moving their desktops and applications to Azure with WVD, businesses can efficiently manage their cost constraints for running virtual desktops with Windows 10.
Windows 10 Virtual Desktop reduces costs in the cloud by allowing session-based desktops on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) which results in improved utilization of costly resources. By simplifying licensing for the use of Windows 10 on WVD environment, and not requiring additional Client Access Licenses (CALs) for access, as a Server OS would require, the Microsoft licensing costs come down.
WVD is designed with so many security capabilities that will keep your business secure. Microsoft takes security very seriously, and thus it has invested over $1 billion on R&D associated with cybersecurity, and 3,500 security experts are assigned for data security and privacy. If you are looking for compliance, Azure has the most compliance certifications which will meet your compliance regulations such as HIPAA, IRS, CJIS, ISO/IEC, CSA/CCM, ITAR, and more.
In WVD’s deployment, Microsoft manages some parts of the services on behalf of the customer. The WVD service has many default sophisticated security features, such as Reverse Connect, which enhances the safety of remote desktops.
Superior Office 365 Compatibility.
Other advantages of moving to Azure WVD is the availability of a virtually infinite variety of services and resources in the Cloud and better integration with Office 365 products. Office 365 products, themselves on the Microsoft Cloud, will see improved performance on WVD environments. Similarly, there would be improved performance of other applications that require minimum latency to the desktop. For graphics-intensive applications, virtual graphics processing is available.
Moving Office IT infrastructure to the Cloud simplifies operations for both IT staff and the end-users. End-users can access their desktops and applications from various devices and browsers. Office 365 applications have now been optimized to work with WVD, and the end-user experience is smoother.
After moving to the Cloud, IT staff do not spend as much time managing physical machines and local networks. All apps, data, and resources can move to the Cloud.
Why should your clients use WVD?
Businesses of varying sizes (10-1000+) with a significant percentage of mobile staff working from different locations would find Azure Windows Virtual Desktop the perfect solution for their business. Here are some scenarios that benefit from WVD.
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Security and Regulation Compliance Requirements
Financial Services, Healthcare, and Government sectors with their regulatory policies and rigorous security norms will not have to worry about data privacy, security, and compliance on WVD.
When businesses undergo mergers and acquisitions or have to work with contractor businesses, employees can be provided with WVD for standardizing operations.
Enabling Workforce Flexibility
Employees with BYOD and mobile staff, call center workforce, and branch employees working from different locations can work with a unified solution despite the differences in the devices they might be using to access the organization’s resources.
Specialized Workload Cases
Engineering & Designing companies, businesses using legacy applications in the IT sector for software development and testing often require unique solutions for deploying their unique workloads. Azure WVD is the perfect solution for handling such scenarios.