No matter what industry your business operates in, its is vital that employees are able to access the applications and IT systems required to be productive and work effectively. The need of remote and hybrid working has presented a challenge for businesses as employees need to be able to securely access these applications and IT systems from any desired location. Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) AVD is a virtual desktop interface (VDI) solution that is deployed through Azure and allows users to access Windows 10 and all the necessary applications, from anywhere, on any device. In this article we will discuss 3 ways your business could benefit from Azure Virtual Desktop.
Reduce Hardware Expenditure
Last year, businesses spent more of their IT budget on hardware than anything else. With ongoing global chip shortage, all businesses should be looking for ways to get better value for money when buying hardware. This can be achieved through the use of Azure Virtual Desktop. This means that businesses can purchase less powerful, cheaper laptops, whilst still delivering a great desktop experience for employees.
Improve Security Posture
Putting an AVD solution in place will greatly improve a businesses security. Many cyberattacks can be avoided through keeping software and operating systems up to date. Although this is simple in theory, many users will delay updates and patches; especially if they require the computer to be restarted. If these patches fix security flaws within an operating system or application, delaying the update can leave systems vulnerable to an attack. With AVD it is easy to update all virtual machines at the same.
Using a VDI makes recovery more efficient as if a virtual machine becomes infected with malware it can be turned off and reverted to its golden image. This can simplify disaster recovery and ensure business continuity, regardless of where employees are working.
Easily Scale in Number and Compute
In most businesses different employees require different levels of computing power. A designer working on 3D models will need significantly more computing power than an employee that primarily uses Microsoft and Outlook. With AVD, it is possible to increase or decrease the level of compute when necessary, and the business only pays for the amount needed.
This is also true in regards to the number of employees that require access to a desktop. In certain industries, there are times of the year where temporary employees are hired, this may be during busy periods. With AVD it is possible to provide a virtual desktop for their duration of work, and stop the service when they finish.