Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Virtual desktops and applications create a more flexible and secure business IT infrastructure. This allows you to quickly respond to changing business and end user needs, as well as reducing costs.
Akita’s virtual desktop infrastructure solution, powered by VMware’s advanced technology, allows desktops and applications to be moved into the cloud and delivered as a managed cloud computing service.
Virtualization can make processes more efficient, keep your data secure, and make your IT systems more cost-effective.
By tying desktop environments to users and not devices, end users are free to access their data and applications from any qualified device whether in the office or halfway around the world.
Virtual desktop infrastructure allows for a consistent and scalable desktop service to be delivered to remote and branch office workers.
Using a wide area network, branch office desktops maximise uptimes, simplifies remote desktop management and reduces the costs as a result.
- Provide consistent high-performance desktop experiences
- Simplify desktop IT management and accelerate provisioning of remote desktops
- Ensure high availability
- Reduce desktop operating costs and travel to branch offices
Our virtual desktop services
When it comes to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Akita can provide an end-to-end reliable service.
To start with, we can provide consultancy and project management for your migration, establishing the best way to host your systems and applications.
We will then host your setup from within our own reliable cloud infrastructure, powered by our two advanced data centres.
Your virtual desktop setup will then benefit from our proactive support, with 24/7 monitoring of infrastructure by our experienced team of engineers. And should you have any questions our helpdesk team is available whenever you need us.
We can also help you acquire any relevant hardware for your migration, accessing trade discounts in the process.
For a conversation about our virtual desktop services, please get in touch.
Benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure
Desktop Management in VDI
Desktop virtualization allows you to have complete control and centralised management of all desktops.
Deployment of virtual desktops, administration, and desktop management is quick and easy, saving a tremendous amount of time and saving you money.
Security in VDI
Security is a key advantage of VDI. Within a virtualised desktop environment, you can have greater control of how desktops are secured. Images can be locked down from external devices and what is saved to the desktop can be completed controlled.
As sensitive data is stored on a server, your information is protected if a device is lost or stolen.
Reduced desktop downtime and increased availability.
Prior to VDI, to roll out new software to specific users, you would have to look at their equipment and possibly upgrade hardware such as RAM. With a virtual desktop environment, you simply push out an image from a central location to the users in question. Additionally, with a virtual desktop infrastructure, you have the ability to roll back desktops to different states.
In the unfortunate event of your office environment being rendered unavailable, a virtual desktop infrastructure means that users can work seamlessly from another authorised device (such as a home PC, laptop, etc). This gives you an instant disaster recovery solution.
Lower Cost of Ownership and Extended Desktop Life
By sharing resources in a virtual desktop setup, the lifespan of a typical PC or laptop is extended by many years. As processing is performed in the cloud, the specification of hardware can be of a lower value.
To discuss a virtual desktop migration and receive a quote on virtual desktop infrastructure, please get in touch.