Virtual desktop infrastructure enables companies to offer a “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) program to employees—moving away from the traditional desktop environment.
Historically, businesses managed information technology (IT) desktops based on need and not strategy or design. As the number of users increase, the desktop environment becomes segmented and inconsistent in software or hardware configurations, making it difficult for organizations to automate functions or even apply new software to legacy applications.
Virtual desktop infrastructure creates a scalable multiuser environment by decoupling the layers within the traditional desktop stack. Employers gain the power and flexibility to manage and deliver applications independently, and employees are empowered to access their user profile, applications and operating system using the device of their choosing—tablet, laptop or smartphone.