The desktop market is ripe for change. Windows 7 migrations, new flexible business models and demand for device independence (such as the iPad) support are driving organizations to reevaluate their desktop strategy. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) was supposed to address many of these challenges, but has instead created many new issues. Until now, large upfront capital expenses (CAPEX) and complexity have created barriers to virtual desktop adoption.
The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud takes the cost and complexity out of deploying and managing virtual desktops and adds cloud scale to VDI. Now you can leverage all of the scale, ease and economics of the cloud to deploy desktops across the enterprise. Desktops in the cloud are ideal for organizations looking to simplify virtual desktop adoption.
The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud
Taking the cost and complexity out of managing virtual desktops.
Today’s economic conditions are driving, many organizations to leverage contract employees; however this presents a desktop challenge. These workers often need quick access to desktop resources and their length of employment varies greatly. Typically, desktops have a three or four-year financial lifecycle – but contract employees are rarely hired for that long. Additionally contract employees require greater security restrictions than standard employees.
The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud allows organizations to ramp and decommission desktops rapidly to match business needs. Centralized security reduces the data loss risk when data is stored on physical desktops / laptops.
Work From Home
As employees move from the office to the home, how do their desktops move with them? Laptops are more expensive than desktops, require significant CAPEX, and are harder to support than physical desktops. The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud offers a unique alternative for work-from-home employees by allowing them to leverage computers they have at home, while getting access to all of their standard corporate applications and data set. The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud means cost savings in terms of the physical laptop asset and the accompanying support, while allowing the end user flexibility and convenience.
Windows 7 migration is forcing many organizations to refresh many PCs. The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud allows organizations to leverage existing PCs as access devices to hosted virtual desktops without impacting end-user productivity.
Branch offices with physical desktops represent an IT challenge to organizations that have centralized support resources. The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud enables enterprises to move their desktop resources from remote physical devices to virtualized desktops running securely in the VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud.
Development & Test
Development and Test Environments are ideal workloads to be moved to the VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud. Dev / Test workers have dynamic performance requirements and often need multiple machines for limited time periods. The VMware Horizon DaaS Cloud provides organizations with the flexibility to deploy and configure resources as needed, for elastic periods of time.
Until now, desktops rarely had a disaster recovery action plan. Cloud-based desktops provide a simple and low cost ‘insurance’ for your desktops.
Lost laptops have been one of the top data theft issues over the past few years. Desktops as a service centralize the sensitive data and it is separated from the endpoint adding to your data loss prevention strategy.