While desktop virtualization once had a reputation for being costly, it has evolved into one of the lower total-cost-of-ownership options available. Most of these cost savings for IT teams come from reduced OpEx spending over time, thanks to the ease of management and the efficiency of low-power thin clients. But for organizations with remote sites or workers, there are significant CapEx benefits as well. In particular, companies can opt for long lifecycle, thin client devices and significantly reduce endpoint purchases. They can also support BYOD programs since almost any device can be used to connect to a virtual desktop.
At the same time, VDI allows for more streamlined management of software licenses, as IT can track and pay only for licenses that are actually needed instead of buying a block of endpoint software licenses that may go unused. From lower implementation costs to a longer lifespan and reduced management costs, VDI has become a simple and cost-effective solution to meet the needs of today's demanding, complex, and dynamic IT environment.
As companies look for ways to enable flexible access to data without compromising security standards or data integrity, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is piquing the interest of IT managers across various industries. With the latest VDI solutions offering far easier implementation and more scalability, now more than ever, desktop virtualization can help businesses achieve the secure, manageable mobility programs employees need.
Are remote data-management concerns stalling your business initiatives? In this slideshow, Jeff McNaught, executive director and chief strategy officer, Dell Cloud Client-Computing, offers five ways VDI can simplify IT management.