Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
What is Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)?
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a technology that allows users to access a virtualized desktop environment remotely from any device. It involves creating a virtualized version of a desktop operating system, such as Microsoft Windows, and hosting it on a remote server. Users can then connect to the virtual desktop using a client device, such as a laptop or tablet, and access their applications and data as if they were using a traditional desktop computer.
VDI has several benefits compared to traditional desktop computing. One of the main benefits is the ability to access the same desktop environment from any device, which can increase mobility and flexibility for users. It also allows for easier management and maintenance of desktops, as all updates and patches can be applied to the central server rather than to each individual device. VDI can also enhance security, as all data is stored on the central server and is not vulnerable to theft or loss of devices.
VDI requires a reliable network connection and sufficient server resources to support virtual desktops. It is often used in businesses and organizations to provide remote access to desktops for employees, contractors, and other users. It can also be used in education and healthcare to provide access to specialized applications and resources.