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- Indian Virtual Desktop market is projected to grow with staggering CAGR of over 54% through 2022
- The Global VDI Market is predicted to grow at16.5% CAGR, expected to reach $10.15 billion by 2023
Pune: Digital transformation has hit the global market and now every industry is craving for an end to end digitization of their business processes and IT systems to foster innovation in service delivery for business expansion and cost optimizations to improve the bottom line. Traditional enterprise IT architecture is rigid and difficult to scale. The modern IT systems are based on virtualization of all components of IT systems a business relies on; be it compute, storage, network, security and the applications itself. Server system management is moving to more and more automation using platforms like HCI or is completely moving to cloud to the highly cost-efficient PaaS providers, However, the major workforce in enterprises is still working on physical desktop infrastructure, deployed and managed by internal IT teams. IT teams have to run from pillar to post managing the entire workforce desktop and end-user client application infrastructure to support, setup and troubleshoot problems for every individual employee or endpoint. Scattered endpoints of enterprises, due to remote locations or branch offices, ultimately result in distributed business data and applications on multiple endpoints. As more and more applications are moving out of the enterprise datacenter perimeter, IT teams headaches have increased to support this hybrid application infrastructure. As the applications are installed on user PC and the corporate data is lying on end-user PC, it makes it quite difficult to secure, backup and restore this data.
Workspace virtualization is an excellent tool for IT teams to bring consolidation to application and desktop management while increasing security, mobility and reducing overall operational costs.
Virtualizing the workspace and aggregating all applications and desktop environment has tremendous benefits. Virtualizing business applications and delivering from data-center reduces the IT operational costs by several times. The data and application traffic never leaves the data center and that increasing the security multiple folds, as well as reduces the cost to secure the endpoint device. Users can use any device of their choice and get access to these business applications from anywhere and anytime.
Secure Access to Business Applications
With employees accessing business applications from anywhere and any device, security of corporate data becomes a high priority for the IT teams. Unmanaged devices and untrusted network accessing business applications are a huge risk for the entire business. Workspace virtualization technology makes the endpoint irrelevant and a dumb terminal, by removing the need to have the business application and data on end-user PC. This enables IT teams to virtualize all the elements of conventional PC infrastructure resulting in zero data trails on remote endpoints. Centralized application execution and delivery from data-center enable organizations to open up access from unmanaged machines with more confidence to vendors, consultant, work from home and mobile users. While anywhere anytime access brings higher productivity, data protection due to virtual computing design helps to satisfy the security compliances.
Anywhere, Anytime Productive Workforce
Users want to be empowered and need freedom, while organizations need control and governance. Workspace virtualization is the tool which enables both and creates a Win-Win partnership between IT teams and Users. Virtualized and centralized application & desktop delivery means users can access the business applications from anywhere, anytime using a device of their choice. At best, a user can use any device (BYOD), launch a browser and run the business application and be productive. For IT teams, the end user device does not matter and hence giving access from an unmanaged device is no more a huge concern. What users do inside the session and applications is available for audit. Ability to be productive from anywhere allows users to have a healthy work-life balance and helps organizations to retain the workforce while reducing the cost of the real estate.
Enhance your IT Management and cut-down IT expenses
In the current economic conditions, each organization is pressed hard to optimize the operational costs while keep provisioning more resources to support the growth. The cost of securing, backing up and restoring data on end-user PC is a recurring cost. Not being able to deliver applications because of compliance issues already causes organizations a lot. Workspace virtualization enables consolidation and simplified delivery of the business application from different sources with enhanced security, reducing the overall IT management cost. With a centralized infrastructure, there are fewer nodes to manage and change management is easier and faster. Experts estimate that maintaining and managing the PC hardware and software accounts to 50%-70% of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a PC. Larger Workforce adapting the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) strategy can further reduce the infrastructure expenses and supportive costs, reducing the overall expenditure of the company.
Workspace virtualization empowers IT teams to respond to changing security and business needs.