We are nearly eighteen months into the pandemic and it seems that we have begun the journey towards normalization. As vaccine rollouts pick up pace, we hope to return to some form of normalcy over the coming few months.
All these developments are being closely monitored by thousands of businesses across the globe. Each business has now starting visualizing its own unique version of re-opening and how its IT infrastructure will need to be re-adapted to yet another change.
During the peak of the pandemic and even to this day, Cloud Computing has been at the forefront of enabling businesses for remote work and providing robust Business Continuity (BC). So, does it make sense to continue with the Cloud going forward, let’s find out.
Work from Home to Work from Anywhere
Now, businesses across the globe are contemplating a transition from the Work from Home (WFH) model to the Work from Anywhere (WFX) scenario. This is an extension, rather further empowerment of employees to deliver productivity wherever they may be.
In a recent survey conducted to gauge the satisfaction levels of UK’s remote employees with their existing work platforms, it was found that nearly 62% of employees working remotely wanted their employers to provide them with better technology.
Cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
The Cloud powered VDI model on paper is similar to the deployment of Virtual Desktops to power remote work. The key difference between on-premise and Cloud VDI is that all the data, virtual desktops themselves and enterprise apps are placed outside the entity.
A Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud offers its data centers, where all the above resources are housed instead of on-site data centers. This provides a host of benefits in addition to the traditional on-premise deployment of virtual desktops.
Here are a few notable benefits of a Cloud VDI model, which your business can also leverage to remain sustainable and productive today, and in the days to come.
BYOD Policies are a Breeze
In case of Cloud VDI, an organization can truly implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. This is possible because in this model, none of the enterprise data, apps and other resources are stored on employee endpoint devices.
These resources are instead stored within the data centers of a CSP like dinCloud. BYOD initiatives result in mid to long term cost savings for businesses. Employees also feel comfortable using their own, personalized devices for work.
Flexible and Agile Architecture
The Cloud VDI results in a flexible and agile IT infrastructure. This flexibility stems from the ability of employees to work from anywhere and over the device of their choice, with no worries about its version, operating system (OS) or other compatibility issues.
Cloud VDI results in an agile IT infrastructure, as you can scale your Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops up or down in real-time. You can also instantly enhance or downgrade the performance specs of your Virtual Desktops such as RAM, storage, CPU or GPU.
Hybrid IT Infrastructures
The Cloud VDI also integrates and performs well with hybrid IT infrastructures, where some workloads are managed on-premise, while others are moved over to a Cloud VDI provider like dinCloud. This lets enterprises enjoy the best of both worlds, without their limitations.
In a hybrid infrastructure, it also becomes easier for enterprises to better respond to cyclical trends, as Cloud VDI can conform to such rapid changes via instant scalability. Cloud VDI enables enterprises to adopt a pay as you use costing model, resulting in huge savings.
The Cloud VDI is not only a better option to on-premise data centers, but also a much more prudent alternative to setting up in-house VDI. This model provides a secure and robust Business Continuity (BC) against contingencies such as a pandemic.
Contact dinCloud for highly secure, reliable and cost efficient Cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions.