COVID-19’s Effects on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
It’s been a couple of decades since virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) was first introduced. VDI has been in the limelight since the COVID-19 outbreak, and 2020 may have been the year when VDI really took off.
With several companies shifting to remote working as a result of the epidemic, VDI and DaaS services have experienced a significant uptick in use.
The worldwide virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.4% from 2019 to 2027, according to a new analysis. The COVID-19 situation is having a significant effect, as seen by the rapid expansion of the market.
So, what’s the reason for this shift? To learn more, keep reading.
Unexpected Transition to Remote Work
To accommodate its remote workers, some companies have had to quickly modify and implement the computing foundations necessary after the statewide shutdowns were implemented to control the coronavirus spread. As a result, organizations have been using VDI solutions for a long time.
The COVID-19 dilemma is expected to affect 70% of desktop virtualization business cases until 2023, according to experts. Increasingly, companies are on the lookout for mobile, scalable, secure, and cost-effective technological solutions. Centralized virtual desktop infrastructure solutions like cloud-based and on-prem options are safer and leaner for them to implement.
Companies don’t have to spend on expensive hardware for employees to access resources through VDI since most of the processing is done on centralized servers. Device management and security are also streamlined by this.
Neither of the connecting devices has any private information. Remote workers might feel safe using this method. All-access device hardware can be patched and updated safely and efficiently, ensuring that everyone is on the same page.
Moving forward, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) enables enterprises to provide and de-provision workstations with conventional application sets in minutes rather than hours or days. After COVID-19, VDI has a tremendous possibility because of the speed and flexibility of its service delivery. VDI may reduce the requirement for hardware and IT staff to serve remote workers if it is used properly.
VDI service providers should be aware of their client’s specific requirements and the issues they may face in the future. A company’s sales will surely increase if it investigates the important areas that arise from a quick shift to remote labor.
A Cloud-Based Learning Environment
In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, educational institutions have been forced to quickly transition to a virtual learning environment. For many kids and educators, the rest of 2021 will be anything but normal. Many universities have declared intentions to restart in-class lectures, but many more will continue their online programs.
In this case, the user’s experience is paramount. It should be equivalent to or better than what you’d see in person. VDI offers a way to bridge the gap by providing students with streamlined, clear, and plain remote access alternatives.
Remote learning is essential, but it cannot be achieved merely by allowing restricted IT access and distributing prefabricated lectures. The student experience and user-friendliness are essential to enhancing academic achievements and increasing student retention. VDI may be able to accomplish both goals if used correctly.
The demand for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is expected to grow as more educational institutions use DaaS to build up new virtual education laboratories.
Unsung Hero: The Public Cloud
Public health crises have been a stimulus for cloud infrastructure’s flexibility and worth to be shown (again) and sped up adoption, in some ways. There will be an 18.4% increase in spending on public cloud services by end-users worldwide in 2021, says Gartner.
Businesses were previously hesitant to move mission-critical tasks to the cloud because of concerns about security. However, Microsoft alone has invested over $1 billion in public cloud security and hired more than 3,500 cybersecurity specialists throughout the globe, making the industry nearly agree that public cloud is safer than traditional data centers.
When it comes to assaults like ransomware, it is possible to control them quickly in the DaaS environment and provide smooth business continuity with minimal downtime.
With Microsoft 365, we’ve already seen traditional on-site programs like Microsoft Office go to the cloud VDI seems to be heading in the same direction. With the development of cloud service providers, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) capabilities and costs have significantly increased.
Change to Non-permanent Desktops for Continual Usability
In the past, large-scale VDI use has been hindered by the high cost and lack of expertise. Persistent desktops (VMs) required businesses to invest in expensive specialized hardware to support each virtual machine (VM) — virtual machines.
Non-persistent desktops, on the other hand, save a lot of money but don’t store user settings and have to set up a new virtual desktop every time a client signs in.
Non-persistent desktops have been handled by VDI service providers, such as Microsoft and Citrix, by providing an extra customizing layer on top of non-persistent computers. In addition, non-persistent VDI usage is expected to rise by 18 percent through 2026.
What’s Next For VDI?
Enterprises of all sizes may now provide safe access to their business-critical apps, regardless of the device, location, or browser they use. This is expected to promote recovery in the post-COVID world.
There has been a significant advancement in technology that enables virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). They are now more affordable, more stable, and no longer restricted to certain sectors of usage. Just after the COVID-19 chapter comes to a conclusion, the virtualization industry will continue to evolve.
To leverage VDI for your organization, you should consider contacting our experts at Accops to learn how we can assist you in the process.
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