Moving Virtual Desktops to the Cloud
This Cloud Brief explores:
- Reasons for changing traditional desktop computing strategies,
- Why cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications are a compelling solution for many businesses, and
- How to leverage cloud-hosted desktops and applications for Windows migrations, mobile and seasonal workers, and for disaster recovery scenarios.
Physical desktop computer infrastructures no longer make sense for the corporate world. Not only are they expensive, insecure and maintenance-heavy, they also cannot effectively support the changing business IT landscape. The ground-swell of Windows migration plans, an expanding virtual workforce, the growing popularity of mobile devices and demand for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) support and tighter IT budgets each point to the need to reevaluate desktop strategies. While virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) seems like a promising alternative, in reality, it is too costly and complex for most companies to successfully implement on-premises.