Citrix XenDesktop is a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) product that allows users to remotely access and operate Microsoft Windows desktops in a data center or a public or private cloud via devices located elsewhere. Users can access Windows virtual applications and desktops through the Citrix Receiver, and the virtual applications are delivered and managed via XenApp. The goal is to provide employees with the ability to work from anywhere while reducing IT management costs due to centralized management. Additionally, it adds to the data security because data is saved in a centralized data center or cloud infrastructure, and not stored on the devices of end-users. The product was developed for use by medium to large enterprise customers.
Here are 5 benefits of the Citrix desktop virtualization solution, Citrix Virtual Desktops.
You make security more scalable
Updates are the foundation of the most stringent security strategies. One of the advantages of the cloud is that as soon as a vulnerability is detected, you receive the latest patches and fixes, delivered automatically.
With Virtual Desktops, you get quick updates to protect your desktops from new threats. However, you will not need to update each desktop individually, as updates are managed centrally.
Virtual Desktops simplifies security through back-ups. If someone loses their laptop, you can quickly get that user back up and running with precisely the same desktop set-up, but on a new device.
You lower your costs
Maintaining distributed desktops is very expensive. There is also a massive opportunity cost when your staff are stuck on outdated PCs, but you cannot afford to get them an upgrade.
There is also the cost of migrating to a new operating system (OS). The average cost of a migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 was £663, and the move to Windows 10 is going to cost even more.
Virtual Desktops drastically reduces the time and cost of migrations because it lets you roll out the new OS centrally. You get more control, and your users get the new OS faster than they would have the old way.
Savings depend on your organization. But some organizations have reported savings as high as 70 per cent by switching to desktop virtualization.
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