WVD – the virtual desktop experience, delivered on Azure
Deploy and scale virtualized Windows desktops and apps on Azure
“WFH – Working from home” or “mobile working” are terms that have been on everyone’s mind for a few weeks now – it’s hard to imagine today’s working environment without them. However, working from home also brings with it a number of challenges for companies. With Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), operations continue as usual and business continuity is assured. WVD enables you to work easily and quickly on different end devices, without local restrictions.
WVD is a desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud (DaaS) – the end device only serves as a display and control element and thus costs only a fraction of a conventional fat client. Also, end devices that have already been written off can be used as WVD devices for years after the end of their useful life with high performance and at no cost.
IDC presents growth rates of 32.1% in the IDC Worldwide Desktop-as-a-Service Software Forecast, 2017-2021 (Robert Young, June 2017, IDC). Microsoft also cites savings of up to 65% in infrastructure and licensing costs – huge cost savings, which is only one of the main reasons for using WVD. Other reasons include:
- Availability: „BYOD – bring your own device“, „Home Office“ – WVD is available from everywhere and almost any device
- Productivity: waiting for update cycles on the client is a thing of the past
- Security & Compliance: Data Leak Prevention as no data is stored locally and sophisticated security services that are easily configured through Azure AD
In cooperation with our hardware partner DELL, we would be happy to create a WVD showcase for you with your applications including DELL thin clients, which are available in different configurations.