VDI is a cloud computing offering that enables businesses to deliver cloud-hosted virtual desktops to any device, from anywhere. VDI solutions provide complete hosted desktops for applications and email securely delivered over the web. They’re simple to buy and easy to manage, with no software for IT to maintain.
VDI is offered as a subscription service and is multitenant in nature. The backend infrastructure, including the virtual machines that run desktop operating systems, is hosted by a third-party cloud provider. The VDI provider then streams the virtual desktops to customer’s end-user devices.
Cloud Hosting providers manage the VDI deployment, as well as the maintenance, security, upgrades and storage. And the customer manages the applications and desktop images. VDI is a good choice for organizations that don’t want to invest in and manage their own on-premises infrastructure.
DaaS is VDI, hosted in the cloud. With VDI, an organization deploys virtual desktops from its own on-premises data centers. In-house IT teams are responsible for deploying the virtual desktops as well as purchasing, managing, and upgrading the infrastructure.
DaaS is essentially the same thing but the infrastructure is cloud-based. Organizations that subscribe to a DaaS offering don’t need to manage their own hardware.
What kind of Desktop configuration options are possible?
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a cloud that offers a wide variety of options based on particular needs of an organization. Few popular solutions which range from anywhere between 5 to 100+ desktops per private corporate cloud network.
Office Productivity Windows Desktops with fully managed services for all daily office activities
Advance Application Productivity Suite Windows Desktops, Servers, Active Directory, Shared storage and office productivity suites like Office 365, Accounting and Business applications
Developer Productivity Suites Windows Desktops, SQL Servers, File Servers, Source Code Management, CICD along with world class developer productivity suites like Visual Studio 2019/2017/2015, Visual Studio Code with support for full .Net and .Net Core, Angular and React programing frameworks
High Productivity Business Applications Suites Linux based application cloud desktops for Tally ERP9, Tally ERP9 Server, Busy Accounting and more. With full support of file management , remote printing and data security