Desktop Virtualization

Debunking Top Myths About Desktop & Application Virtualization

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Desktop Virtualization

Given the fact that desktop virtualization has continually made news in IT, there are a number of fallacies that persist. The fundamental problem is because there are several varieties of desktop virtualization, and what is accurate for one kind may not be true for another. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is one of several ways to virtualize desktops and the source of many misconceptions, although it is not the only option.

There’s no doubt that VDI has made multiple breakthroughs, however, multiple companies are hesitant to adopt this technology due to certain misconceptions. This is why, we’ll debunk some of the most prominent myths about desktop and application virtualization.

Myth 1: It Is Expensive

Many people believe that the more sophisticated an IT solution is, the more costly it is to install and maintain. That is not the case with virtualization, which is a tactic for increasing hardware efficiency and lowering expenses.

A virtual server does require more support than a typical server, but the increased capacity means you won’t need to buy a second server for a long time, resulting in a net decrease in hardware and IT support costs. Furthermore, managed virtualization services are typically provided on a pay-as-you-go basis for a few  bucks per hour.

Myth 2: It Creates Licensing Issues  

There is a common fallacy that if your server runs three virtual Windows 10 machines, you would have to go through additional licencing hurdles. In actuality, virtualization adheres to the same licencing principles as traditional computing: one desktop, one licence, so you won’t need to rethink your software budget.

It is natural for new technology to cause confusion, and virtualization does necessitate a shift in how IT hardware is viewed. However, as long as you have certified professionals on hand, such as ours, everything will go smoothly.

Myth 3: It’s A Very Complex Process

The opposite is far more accurate. Virtualization leverages the current skill sets of most firms’ support personnel. Unix, Mac, Linux, and Windows services will function quite similarly to how they did before to virtualization. The skills required to support the existing hardware infrastructure easily transfer to a virtual configuration. Operating systems in a virtual solution function quite similarly to their physical counterparts.

Obviously, there are far more sophisticated alternatives that need technical skills to implement. However, virtualization is becoming less mysterious as a result of developing technologies like the cloud, which allows for considerably more simplicity.

Myth 4: It Requires A Lot of Bandwidth

Once again, this myth is tenacious! The effect of VDI on network connections is frequently exploited to cause difficulties since display forwarding may be highly heavy, affecting network performance.

Fortunately, it is now feasible to eliminate display forwarding by connecting the user’s workstation directly to the access point. As a result, the effect of VDI on the network is the same as those of a regular PC: negligible.

There’s no need to resize your network connections when you can install hundreds of terminals with only a few mouse clicks!

Myth 5: It Is Not Secure

The mere presence of your data in a data center does not imply that it is more safe. Many security flaws happen on Internet-connected PCs, and your VDI sessions would be susceptible since they will be linked to the Internet or other networks.

However, VDI provides robust security measures, such as AES-256 full disk encryption, a genuine Type-1 client visor for complete virtual machine segregation, USB filtration, time-based lockout, as well as remote kill abilities. Furthermore, using VDI solutions, you may install a read-only operating system on the desktop that just comprises the OS and its apps.


Regardless of how effective it is, the introduction of any new technology often comes with a lot of doubts and speculations. To ensure you’re able to adopt desktop and application virtualization without any hassles and benefit from it to the fullest, consider contacting us at AccOps. Call us today to see how we can reduce your hardware expenditures and simplify your IT maintenance.

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