The cloud, virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) help make IT's life easier — and the whole organization more agile — but each of these features also presents serious security challenges. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution to managing security in the enterprise 2.0 world, the enhanced security features and user-centric offerings in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 make security a much more comfortable proposition for IT. Read this technology brief to learn how Windows Server 2012 helps to mitigate risks and streamline compliance, as well.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
Desktop and application virtualization have steadily gained ground to address a broad range of use cases across organizations of all sizes. According to ESG research, over the past few years, desktop virtualization has consistently risen to be included among the five most commonly-identified IT priorities, alongside such perennial corporate objectives as fortifying cybersecurity and managing data growth.
Anytime, anywhere access to work is now a basic need for the modern workforce. Whether remote, in the field or in the office, workers are no longer physically connected to your network or data center. Today’s employees work in a digital workspace that features virtualized laptops, desktop and workstations; a variety of personal systems and smart devices that may be part of BYOD programs and a diverse app ecosystem with desktop, remote, mobile, SaaS and Universal apps. In this mobile-cloud world, new and unpredictable forms of malicious software continue to evolve. Traditional network security, perimeter protection and firewalls are no longer enough to combat these new threats to the corporate IT infrastructure and company data integrity.
This guides provides insight into the various benefits and challenges associated with VDI implementation and ultimately culminates in an overview of the many use cases for VDI in healthcare. VDI is not the solution for all practices, but for many it is enabling higher efficiency and faster innovation.
VDI deployments offer tremendous advantages but can also impact server and network resources significantly. A complete VDI solution should deliver a reliable, high-performing desktop user experience while taming complexity and supporting scalability within a secure, stable framework.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) holds the promise not only of consolidating desktop computing into the data center for improved manageability, efficiency, and security, but also for supporting new services such as bring-your-own device and desktop mobility.
App and desktop virtualization is much more than a technology solution. It is transforming the way organizations of all sizes are enabling their workforces while simplifying the desktop management process for IT administrators. With app and desktop virtualization, IT organizations can provide every user with a workspace environment completely unrestricted by physical location.
This paper addresses many common business challenges facing IT organizations, such as enabling mobile workstyles without compromising security, streamlining desktop management efforts as the number of employees in remote offices and offshore locations increases and making the user experience personal through self-service access to applications and desktops.
Organizations worldwide are using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to run virtual desktops in the
datacenter and deliver these to employees as a managed service. End users gain a familiar, personalized
environment they can access anywhere from any device, while administrators gain control and security. With
VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware View), IT professionals can implement a VDI infrastructure to help
drive down operational costs, enhance security, and support a mobile workforce.
The workforce is going mobile. According to Forrester, more than half of employees carry at least three
devices for work. And many are bringing their own smartphones, tablets, and other devices to work, a
phenomenon that’s grown so popular it now has its own acronym—Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
So it comes as no surprise that, according a survey by SpiceWorks, 60% of small and medium businesses are
considering using a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as part of their BYOD strategy. Many of these organizations
are relying on VMware® Horizon View™ (formerly VMware View), because it enables organizations to implement a
VDI infrastructure that reduces operational costs, enhances security and supports a mobile workforce.
Customization is the toughest part of maintaining an environment that keeps users productive. You have to make every desktop, whether physical or virtual, exactly right for each user without crushing IT administration resources that are already stretched to the limit.Quest Workspacetm Desktop Authority ®-part of Quest's User Workspace Management solution-gives you a single console to configure, manage, secure and support each user's unique workspace-including the most targeted mix possible of resources, security requirements, applications, peripherals and even Outlook settings-wherever that user logs in. Desktop Authority complements traditional desktop management-focused on software deployment and asset tracking-with true user environment management for companies of all sizes and all infrastructures.
This Forrester white paper examines three surprising findings from a recent study of working behaviors that impact how businesses communicate and collaborate with an increasingly distributed workforce.
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