Why Move to Hosted Virtual Desktops?
The computer’s desktop screen is the link between the user and the operating system that drives the computer. Most people store shortcuts to their preferred programs on their desktop to facilitate speedy access to those functions. When confined to single computer, however, the user must have physical access to that computer to use it. A “virtual” desktop infrastructure (VDI), however, exists within a cloud configuration, making it accessible from any computer that can connect to that cloud. For many companies, implementation of a “Desktop as a Service” (DaaS) subscription frees workers to access their VDI and its associated functions from wherever they happen to be.
The Benefits of DaaS and VDIs
For businesses, DaaS offers significant advantages over individual computers assigned to individual employees:
Better Oversight of Employee Activities
With a DaaS subscription from CloudHelm, you are in control of the software your workers can access from their workstations, whether they’re located in your office or somewhere in the wider world. A “shared” desktop allows multiple workers access to common programs and functions, which are only modifiable by the system’s administrator. Cloudhelm also offers “dedicated” desktops that are unique to each worker. Companies can choose how to deploy their VDI based on how they do their business.
Easier Maintenance and Better Security
You are no longer responsible for maintaining your digital infrastructure when you have a DaaS subscription from CloudHelm. With DaaS comes full maintenance and security provisioning, so upgrades and updates easily encompass the entire corporate network of computing capacity.
Automation of routine business tasks has been proven to reduce costs and improve productivity. The CloudHelm technical team can automate as much of your programming as you want or need, so you always have the opportunity to cut costs without sacrificing revenue.
Use Cases for DaaS
Because it’s cloud-based, the VDI offers work opportunities that are unmatchable by on-premise computers:
- Companies that rely on seasonal workers enjoy the scalability of the VDI environment because they pay only the cost of the computing power they consume. Rather than spending excessively on technology that sits idle part of the year, a VDI keeps those costs down while ensuring that they have the capacity they need in high season.
- Entities that interact with other independent entities also enjoy the benefits of a well managed VDI. Real estate brokers, for example, often use the services of independent real estate agents to market their properties. When the broker’s technology doesn’t work with the agent’s device, however, the value of that partnership is diminished. DaaS allows the broker to share corporate activities with authorized agents without having to invest in additional or extraneous software or hardware.
CloudHelm’s Desktop as a Service offering, called CloudHelm Stations, utilizes CloudHelm’s high performing Infrastructure as a Service combined with the leading desktop solution of Citrix. Just one of the many solutions in CloudHelm’s full suite of products, Stations includes a multi-cloud management platform that enables users to manage their CloudHelm, Azure, AWS, and Google Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) all from one interface. If you’re thinking about migrating some or all of your business computing capacity to the cloud, consider CloudHelm as your primary source of cutting-edge cloud-computing and virtual desktop services.
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