Currently, many organizations deploy remote workforces and are interested in leveraging virtual desktops. Virtual desktops run on a remote server and enable the employees to access data and work applications securely from a remote location on any device.
Azure Virtual desktop (AVD) provides your team with an easy and secure way to access information and applications on their device. It saves resources and time and also boosts the efficiency of the employees.
Employees can work from home, office or onsite, and have the same user experience irrespective of the place. Different teams can use different types of virtual desktops according to their work requirements.
What is a virtual desktop?
A virtual desktop lives on the servers in the cloud and is accessed by any desktop or laptop configured to access it. When users access the desktops assigned to them, they can access all the files and applications needed for their work. The virtual desktop looks and works the same as the physical desktop.
Azure virtual desktops in financial services
The financial services industry is security-conscious. A data breach or cyberattack on the organizations in this industry can cost millions and erode the customer’s trust. Azure virtual desktop service can keep all information secure. It limits what users can do, ensure that they don’t access systems they are not allowed to, and not transfer any data secretly.
Benefits of virtual desktop
Most companies feel that they are at high risk when their teams are working remotely. AVD eliminates the worries of organizations by storing all the necessary data safely in the cloud. The significant benefits of using a virtual desktop are
Better security: The organization’s data is stored in the cloud, and it can not be tampered with, lost, or stolen. It cannot be tampered with even when the team members are accessing it from various locations. As the information is entirely centralized, it remains more secure and protected.
Reduced costs: Virtual desktops are used on a pay-and-go basis. They can be switched off when they are not in use. The auto-scaling solution manages the sessions by turning them on or off. Organizations save money spent on unlimited user licenses. The hardware is available at a lower cost and lasts longer than a typical desktop or laptop.
Flexibility: Organizations can provide workstations to any remote employee without any problems. And, employees need not worry about relocating as they can access all data from their location. Installations and upgrades are done without the intervention of the end-users.
Manageability: Upgrades, application deployments, and virus control are managed centrally and, it doesn’t depend on the endpoint devices. They need not be done individually at the employee’s workstation. There are fewer replacements because everything is managed centrally, and problems cannot arise from the end user’s devices.
Increased productivity: As all the management and maintenance are centralized, the time of admins and employees is not wasted. The waiting time for an upgrade or a problem to be fixed is eliminated, and productivity increases.
Virtual desktops are powerful tools that enhance the IT infrastructure of an organization. Azure virtual desktop enables organizations to continue their work with minimum distractions.
It offers a consistent desktop experience, supports continuity of operations, prevents data loss, and eliminates the need for local storage. Organizations can save money, stay secure and increase productivity through virtual desktop services.
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