The new generation virtual working stations eliminate all disadvantages of the standard ones, while carriy along many new positives.
Virtual working stations (desktop virtualization), represent physical division of the hardware and operation system, applications, user data and settings. This way, the resources are centralized and the users keep the feeling that they are working on a standard and completely integrated work station with separated operation system.
What are the advantages?
Facilitated centralized management and extension of the life cycle
By desktop visualization it won't be necessary to manage many work stations because the whole software resource is installed on a single server machine.
Simple and cost optimized maintenance
The investment in a virtual working station can be considerably optimized. In the physical working stations, often the resources are not enough or considerably more than enough. With desktop virtualization this disadvabntage can be completely overcome. Centralized resource can be calculated according to the needs and in every moment of necessity it can be expanded with considerably less investments.
Higher reliability, flexible control and better security
Having in mind that all the information is kept in a centralized place, it is enough to provide maximum security just for that place. It can be physically separated with limited access. Also, the newest updates of antivirus software can be implemented easier.
Full optimization of resources
It is enough to maintain and update applications at one centralized place and all users will receive the newest version. Optimization can be done considerably faster and more effective.
Improved mobility and accessibility
Migration is faster and safer. All information and applications are contained in the server, while end devices have no important data.
Green technology - low consumption of energy, noise reduction and reduction of CO2 emissions. Consumption of energy resource can be lowered, which will lead not only to savings of resources but to the preservation of the environment as well.
Why is it necessary to move to virtual workstations?
- Users need working place, not a physical device. In some cases the development standard work station is ineffective and expensive
- In the last years more and more users need access to applications independently where they are and what device they use, rather than a work place. Therefor more and more organizations implement the policy of BYOD (bring your own device) which is possible due to the complete virtualization.
- The organizations need centralized management. While standart workstations are used for identical applications, the desktop virtualization can considerably improve the process of management, so all the users can have access to the newest versions.