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VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) , all you need to know!

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VDI is a method of providing desktop programs to end users from a centralized data center.



Benefits of VDIs

Companies employ virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to lower the cost of technology expenditures, enhance application availability, and boost worker productivity.


The following are some of the advantages of VDI:

  • Increased accessibility to applications

  • Lower technological investment costs

  • Boosted employee productivity



VDIs are used by millions of users / organizations globally to drive productivity, collaboration and innovation. One of key differentiators is its ability to support both traditional and cloud computing environments. Cloud technology has been revolutionizing the way people work, with organizations turning to public clouds to save money on infrastructure-related costs.

Designing VDI Solutions

 If you're new to VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) , it's easy to get confused with its promise of ease without understanding its pitfalls.



A world without the hassle of physical desktops, where you can choose your own access device, but VDI isn't right for all scenarios, and some of its touted benefits, like improved security, come with serious drawbacks.


Consider these four key points before implementation of VDI :

Not all remote desktops are VDI

VDI is simply one of several options for delivering a remote desktop experience. It isn't the only option. It may not be the ideal option, depending on your needs, technical competence, and present infrastructure.


A whole Desktop Operating System instance that is hosted on a server and supplied to a remote client through a network connection is the strictest definition of VDI. This virtualizes the entire desktop, not just the programmes. Users may install their own software instead of being limited to a pre-installed set, and they can access the virtual desktop from any network-connected client device. A typical PC, a thin or clientless client, or even a smartphone or tablet can be used as the client access device. (However, the type of client device used might limit what users can accomplish.) What you lose in consistency of client experience, you gain in efficiency.

Implement VDI to solve these 2 problems

VDI is created to address a specific set of issues. It removes the requirement for users to connect to specific physical PCs in order to complete their tasks, allowing them to access a full desktop environment from any access point.

VDI doesn't do two things in this situation:


Reduce expenses automatically:

If you can't show precise data on how much cheaper switching to a VDI model will be, it definitely isn't. Consider the overall expenses of developing the VDI backend, supplying access devices, and establishing periodic maintenance.


Ensure a consistent user experience:

Each user's system must still be configured and maintained independently using VDI. Although it is feasible to automate a successful business, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is still not the best technique to assure that everyone is doing the same thing. In any event, a big part of VDI's attraction is that it gives each user some personalization options: their own programmes, their own desktop environment, and so on.

VDI is not a source of security

VDI is thought to be intrinsically more secure than traditional desktops, according to popular belief. After all, isn't having a physical box beneath a desk or in a laptop bag more safe than having genuine desktop resources under literal and figurative lockdown on a server somewhere? So? Both yes and no.


VDI makes it simpler to secure desktops from the outside, but it doesn't make them any less vulnerable to inside attacks, as Brian Madden has previously said. A VDI arrangement does not make the desktop instance more secure, as he pointed out. End users can still wreak havoc on their computers by downloading the incorrect software. It may be simpler to repair such systems or limit the harm they do, but those are additional difficulties you should avoid.

You should devote the same amount of attention to endpoint security as you would with a traditional desktop machine. It's absolutely up to you how you go about doing this, but don't overlook it.


Don't forget about storage

Virtual desktops comprise a whole operating system and application instances, therefore if not supplied properly, they might consume a lot of storage on the back end. SANs are commonly used for VDI storage, however they are costly and difficult to copy. In order to adjust your storage for VDI, you may need to spend some time obtaining real-world behavioural information regarding the level of IOPS required. It's also a good idea to prepare some arithmetic ahead of time.


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Created Mar 27, 2022 08:05:18

Good information on VDI. Thank you
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MahMush Created Mar 30, 2022 06:54:39 (0) (0)
glad to know it  
Moderator Author Created Mar 27, 2022 11:45:57

Well written on VDI - a desktop virtualization technology
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MahMush Created Mar 30, 2022 06:54:52 (0) (0)
happy to know your response  
Moderator Author Created Mar 28, 2022 03:11:45

great write up
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MahMush Created Mar 30, 2022 06:55:22 (0) (0)
hope you get info from it..please share it  
MVE Created Mar 30, 2022 07:42:16

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Moderator Created Mar 30, 2022 10:05:54

How is VDI different from Virtual Desktop?
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MVE Created Mar 30, 2022 17:57:48

Intersting content
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Admin Created Apr 1, 2022 00:56:44

Posted by SamB at 2022-03-30 10:05 How is VDI different from Virtual Desktop?

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MVE Author Created Apr 3, 2022 08:59:10

Useful Info
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Created Apr 4, 2022 01:45:57

A good summary post of the topic.
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