Why a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is Necessary for a Hybrid Work Model
As more and more companies switch to a hybrid work model, virtual desktop infrastructure solutions have met the challenge during COVID-19 restrictions. many are settling into their work-from-home lifestyle out of appreciation for the flexibility it provides. Others have opted for a fully remote workforce thanks to the work-life benefits and increased work satisfaction amongst employees, made possible by virtualizing operations with a VDI setup. Evidently, these companies have caught wind of the undeniable accessibility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of a virtual desktop infrastructure.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure: Defined
If you’re unaware of what a virtual desktop is, it’s exactly as it sounds: a desktop hosted virtually in the cloud. They look, feel, and behave the same way any other desktop would. However, since it’s hosted in the cloud, it’s a computer that can be accessed anywhere and on any device type. This makes a virtual desktop infrastructure the perfect option to meet the demand for a hybrid work model, especially as contractors and dispersed teams have been forced to virtualize due to COVID-19 restrictions over the past couple of years.
Improved Flexibility & Accessibility
To start, a virtual desktop infrastructure is extremely flexible. Employees no longer require a company-issued device to strictly work off of, because they can use whatever personal devices they have at home. Whether you’re using a Dell desktop, a Macbook Pro laptop, or a tablet of any kind, your virtual desktop is accessible no matter the device. Employees can even access their VDI on a smartphone if they’re conducting business on-the-go. The tools and software wrapped into your VDI make it an even more flexible solution, since employees just need a device with an internet connection to start their workday.
No Downloads Means More Savings
Virtual desktops are maintained in the cloud, so there’s no need for your employees to download a software package on their personal devices. Similarly to Adobe products or Quickbooks, VDI features are all accessed virtually. This benefits workers and their employers in two ways: it saves employees the personal storage that would’ve been used for work, and saves companies the time and costs of expensive IT installs.
If you’re considering implementing a virtual desktop infrastructure solution to support you or your staff’s remote operations, reach out to the IT experts at OC Cloud 9 for assistance. We offer cloud solutions at all levels, whether you’re an independent contractor, designer, or leader of a small business.
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