Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
The needs of the modern IT department are constantly changing. Their users want BYOD or greater flexibility in device use to support their increasingly mobile working practices. Management has concerns about information security, possible compliance issues, and the need to retain control over their both data and their employees. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a compelling option for companies that are trying to get to grips with these increasingly common problems.
A common objections with VDI technologies is “what do I do if I’m offline”, e.g. with a laptop on a plane. The solution is simple – the laptop switches into local mode and the user works on their documents offline. Once the connection is re-established, the virtual desktop syncs with the server.
VDI supports numerous systems including Apple, Windows or Linux devices and tablets, including iPad or Android. Users login via two-factor authentication for maximum security. Users can even access "their" desktop through the device from any device thanks to VDI.
Elasticity and Scalability
One major advantage of VDI is that, like server virtualisation, it separates the physical from the virtual, allowing more rapid expansion and contraction. Furthermore, if the user is using their own devices or an existing client, there can be no need to buy new hardware.
Regardless of whether virtual desktops are being accessed by company PCs in branch offices, by temporary workers at home, or by mobile workers on iPads, all the data is stored in Fusion’s datacentres on our cloud compute and storage platforms. This means that the VDI rollout can fit seamlessly into the company’s existing data policies and compliance frameworks whilst still enabling the new ways of working that modern business and next generation employees demand.