Citrix’s XenDesktop and related products have been a long-time leader in VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) technology. But as the market moves from on-prem systems to the more robust and flexible cloud solutions, companies are increasingly looking to convert their Citrix Licenses to a cloud-based implementation.
Thinking of packing your bags and moving to another office location? As exciting as it sounds, regardless of the reason, moving offices isn’t easy and should be carefully managed. If the effort is poorly coordinated it can turn into a costly adventure that can have an impact on the bottom line.
For almost a decade, businesses have been exploring the benefits of cloud solutions. The technology has moved beyond the innovators to early adopters. More and more businesses are beginning to realize the advantages cloud technology can bring to their organizations.
As early as 2010, “hosted virtual desktops” (HVDs) have been under discussion, with gurus and futurists proclaiming the benefits of moving to such a solution. In fact, one analyst noted in this article from ZDNet in July of 2010, that 2011 would be the “year of desktop virtualization.” The author himself theorized that the technology just “makes too much sense.”
Equifax. Deloitte. Verizon. These are just a few examples of recent security breaches that have made the front pages in the last few months. A study by XO Communications in 2015 stated that at that time, 56% of businesses were worried about their cloud data security.
“Transformation is often more about unlearning than learning.” ~Richard Rohr
When it comes to digital transformation, the quote from Richard Rohr sums it up entirely too well. The business world is changing so quickly that it can be hard to keep up - but business who embrace a culture of change and transformation are well on the way to ensuring the future of their organization.
A new category of cloud service providers has surfaced, supplying virtualized Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) to address the rising bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. By outsourcing desktop use and management to a third-party service provider, organizations can get a handle on the increase of devices without them becoming a heavy drain on the company’s bottom line.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a type of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in which the VDI is outsourced and managed by a third party. It is also known as hosted desktop services, and is most often delivered as a cloud service along with the applications needed for use on virtual desktop.