The way that we work has fundamentally changed, with more employees working outside the office on their own schedule. The digital workspace is the way for IT to deliver the applications and data that employees need to work across any device from any place, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a key enabling technology. Organizations on the road to IT and digital transformation are implementing VDI solutions to provide a flexible, reliable, and secure workspace for their employees.
However, finding a high-performance, scalable, and cost-effective way to use virtual desktops to meet seasonal demand spikes, provide disaster recovery (DR), and respond quickly to unexpected regional and global events or disasters is a challenge for many organizations.
Some of the particular challenges that organizations face today include:
- Workforce empowerment—Personal technology and work-life balance is driving newer and higher expectations. People need the same benefits at home as they have in their office, if they even have an office. They want faster, easier-to-use devices and applications that fit their specific needs. Technology itself has become a way to attract and retain the best talent, and so has become a differentiator.
- Optimized IT resources—Organizations that manage a large number of traditional personal computers find that the task is becoming increasingly complex. With desktop virtualization, you move applications, data, and the operating system desktop to the data center. IT can centrally manage the virtual desktop and save time and money by troubleshooting remotely instead of physically visiting each personal computer.
- Improved security—Organizations require the ability to control data, recover from disasters, apply policies, comply with regulations, and monitor risk. Maintaining data and application security, as well as compliance, is the leading IT concern in organizations of all sizes. Mobile office trends and bring-your-own device initiatives mean that more devices and sensitive data are out of direct IT control, increasing the risk of data theft, viruses, malware, and ransomware attacks. In addition, traditional anti-virus solutions cannot keep up with the amount of new malware that is created daily. In addition, non-security IT specialists tend to find security and compliance complex.
- Cost management—Organizations must monitor and optimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) for all their workers, achieve greater utilization from infrastructure assets, and reduce energy use.
With virtual infrastructure, you can enable your workforce to be more productive while streamlining IT costs and management. With VDI solutions from Dell Technologies, you can streamline the design and implementation process and be assured you have a solution that is optimized for performance, density, and cost-effectiveness.