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Are you looking to cost-effectively transform the way your business makes use of PCs, laptops and other devices? Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a type of virtual workstation setup that hosts a desktop operating system on a centralized server.

If that technology sounds confusing, don’t worry. At PCS, we never use a bunch of techno-speak to mask what’s important — the efficient running of your business. So let’s take a look at how virtual desktop infrastructure services can help you save money while simultaneously allowing you and your employees to accomplish more each business day.

Have you ever invested in PCs and laptops only to see those same devices become outdated and obsolete far too quickly for your liking? Have you ever suffered a security or data breach because one of your laptops went missing or picked up a virus? When new software rolls out or it’s time for operating system updates, how successful are you at getting all your devices updated and compliant by a given deadline?

Fortunately, with desktop virtualization services, your employees can retain all of the mobility and experience of working on desktops, laptops and other handheld devices — but with those devices running via server-based computing power. Plus, when you choose PCS to provide you with the tech support you need to make the switch, deciding on which type of VDI is the best fit for your business comes with all the advice and technical insights you need make the right decision.

Virtual Workstation Solutions

To understand a little better how desktop virtualization works, here’s a brief explanation of the two primary types of VDI:

  • Persistent VDI: Each user has their own desktop image that can be customized and saved — similar to a traditional desktop.
  • Non-Persistent VDI: A pool of uniform desktops that can be accessed by different users. Each desktop reverts to its original state when a user logs out.

The Benefits of VDI

As we’ve seen, PCs and laptops quickly can become obsolete, get infected by malware or go missing. Of course, with VDI, an end user’s computing and data are conducted and housed via a central database, which eliminates all of the previous problems. In addition, VDI offers companies the following benefits:

  • Longer Lifespan: A user can interact with an operating system and its applications as if they were running locally, but the desktop operating system lives virtually on a network, which extends the life of PCs, laptops and other devices.
  • Cost-Effective: You can invest in more affordable, less powerful machines because a bulk of the computing takes place at the endpoint.
  • Security: Data is kept safely at a data center, not the endpoint, helping prevent data breaches.
  • Updates and Compliance: IT administrators can far more efficiently roll out new software, OS updates and other compliance-related applications via a centralized server instead of tracking and recalling multiple devices.

PCS — The Preferred Choice for VDI Services

PCS can help you choose and integrate the virtual desktop infrastructure that’s right for you. We’re a team of over 100 industry experts trained to help you implement the VDI that will specifically benefit you and your business operations.

Why wait to streamline the way your company uses PCs, laptops and other electronic devices? Let PCS strengthen the security, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your IT devices. For more information regarding our virtual desktop infrastructure services — or any of our other technical support products — contact us today.