Virtual desktop infrastructure, also known as VDI, is a technology infrastructure that gives organizations the ability to be productive in various ways. VDI is a virtual infrastructure where operating systems are hosted on dedicated servers and different types of devices the ability to become a desktop or workstation just by logging on. Here are some examples of industries would benefit from VDI:
With the high volume of employees and rotating shifts in the manufacturing industry, VDI could be the perfect solution to ensuring every employee that requires access to a computer will have it. VDI allows businesses in manufacturing to manage many desktops on few devices. One device is shared by multiple employees, but VDI allows each worker have access to their own desktop, when their shift is up they will log out and the next person to use it can log in.
Due to data sensitivity and patient confidentiality, VDI is important to implement in the healthcare industry especially when an organization must be HIPAA compliant. Systems administrators can grant permissions to healthcare professionals depending on what is relevant to each professional. Each medical professional can view what pertains to their individual job clearance rather than the system as a whole. VDI allows professionals to use different devices across a variety of locations.
The financial sector is another industry that needs heavy data security protocol and VDI is one way of taking a step towards data security. Businesses in the financial industry should monitor and deploy VDI as it pertains to each individual employee as data security becomes a more pressing issue. VDI will ensure that employees are working in compliance to PCI and HIPAA from whatever device they are working from.
One of the main reasons VDI is so popular in the education industry is the BYOD (bring your own device) policy, making it relativity simple for students and educators to connect to institution resources. Since institutions usually have many users, the IT department can deploy VDI to make operations much easier. VDI allows IT personnel to update operating systems, software, and security patches all from one location.
VDI has many benefits to employers in several industries, whether your looking to tighten security and monitoring, have many devices, or have many users. To learn more about how your business can benefit from VDI, contact CompuOne.