The Need for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
Run and managed through your data center, VDI involves a virtual desktop image that is delivered over a network to an endpoint device, which allows the user to interact with the operating system and its applications as if they were running locally. The server deploys them on request, while the user can access it using a traditional PC, thin client device or a mobile device from any location.
In VDI, desktop computing takes place on your server, rather than at the endpoint device, so the hardware requirements for the endpoint are lower. This potentially makes the investment in an endpoint device lower, and it may be easier to support a diverse range of remote and mobile devices. Because all data lives in the data center, any loss of an endpoint device limits the exposure of the data that is not stored in the device.