Azure Virtual Desktop – enabling productivity
Deploy and scale virtualized windows and apps
Set up Azure Desktop, formally Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in minutes to enable secure remote work. Provide the familiarity and compatibility of Windows 10 with the new scalable multi-session experience for your end-users and save costs by using the same Windows licenses.
Manage your end-to-end Azure Virtual Desktop deployment alongside other Azure services within the Azure portal.
Deliver Windows 10 desktops on any device, anywhere
Built-in intelligent security
Deploy and scale in minutes
Reduce cost using existing licenses
Azure Virtual Desktop – What and Why?
Companies are undergoing digital transformations to become more agile, and Azure Virtual Desktop is a prime example of fluid flexibility. While it may seem out of the ordinary to push desktops from the cloud, it is the next step in the evolution of the digital transformation.
What is Azure Virtual Desktop?
Azure Desktop or “AVD” is a desktop and app virtualization service that resides in the cloud and accessed by users using a device of their choice – think of it as Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) powered by Microsoft Azure.
Azure Desktop delivers a Windows 10 experience that is multi-session yet personable and persistent, including your essential Microsoft Office 365 apps to your users.
Why Cloud, Why Now?
Companies are undergoing digital transformations to become more agile, and Azure Virtual Desktop is a prime example of fluid flexibility. Users can access their expected desktop experience regardless of location, with centralization keeping everything congregated and increasing performance potential. By software defining the desktop, you separate the dependency on rigid hardware and diminishing product lifecycles. Plus, you’re benefiting from the power, security, and scalability of Azure.
Regardless of your device preference (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or any other device with an HTML5 web client) bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and remote connect to your enterprise experience with Azure Virtual Desktop.
IT can pick whatever Azure VM will meet the teams’ needs and leverage the Windows 10 multi-session advantage that only Azure offers. With Windows 10 multi-session, you can run multiple concurrent user interactive sessions easily with the same deployment for more cost efficiency.
Benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop
AVD is a set of technologies from Microsoft Azure that enables IT professionals to create Windows 10 virtual desktops in Azure – ensuring employees get the best user experience and at a price you’ll prefer.
Reduce your CAPEX costs by lessening the impact of hardware product life cycles.
Publish as many host pools as you need to accommodate your diverse workloads.
Virtualize both desktops and apps, then assign and connect users to them.
Provides a unified and simplified management experience for your admins.
Provide employees the same experience as a local desktop or laptop.
Lower costs by pooling multi-session resources and reduce the number of virtual machines in your environment.
Bring your existing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Windows Server desktops and apps to any computer with ease.
Avoid upfront costs and align operational expenses to business usage.
Why should I choose WVD?
Choosing Azure Virtual Desktop means improved security and a reduced management burden. For your employees, it means improved productivity and remote working. You will be able to gain full access to Windows and all familiar desktop applications from anywhere, at any time.
Would there be any downtime when moving to AVD?
No. We can build the new virtual desktop environment alongside your existing infrastructure. We ensure this is thoroughly tested, prior to moving your users over to the new environment.
How is AVD different from a traditional cloud virtual server?
A AVD gives every user an individual desktop in the cloud rather than everybody working on the same server. It means that you have a dedicated server. Your employees’ work will not be impacted by what others are doing.
Is AVD a cost-effective option for cloud hosting?
Yes, it is a completely pay as you go model. You only pay for the amount of users that are online at any given time. If your workforce decreases for any reason at all, whether it be temporary or permanently, your environment would automatically scale back.
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