Cloud Computing

Desktop Computing for the Remote Workforce

During this year of changes and challenges, we have been forced to evaluate and pivot in almost every aspect of life.  The list is endless and includes everything from grocery shopping to education.  At the same time most of us can say our cars are parked and we are living the “work from home” life.  We’ve talked previously about the importance of maintaining a robust cyber security strategy, but as more than 60% of the US workforce is now operating from home due to COVID-19 it is important to evaluate the best approach to enable end users with scalable and supportable compute capabilities that also align with cyber security best practices.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions have seen increased use over the years but the significant capital costs associated with establishing a VDI environment, combined with additional costs to modify that environment as business and security requirements change have limited the growth of VDI infrastructure, especially with medium sized businesses.  This has opened the door for the increased use of hosted Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions particularly from private, multi-tenant cloud environments like ThriveCloud.

Regardless of your solution provider, DaaS solutions can be spun up quickly, are extremely scalable, integrate company security and compliance requirements, and also provide ease of access from low cost devices across just about any internet connection.  From a solution support perspective, each of your workforce members now has a similar desktop that can be easily accessed by support personnel for quick problem resolution.  Further, ease of system maintenance and application deployment are among the many advantages of DaaS solutions.

Now is the time to consider reducing costs for data center infrastructure and end user hardware while realizing workforce and support efficiencies by evaluating DaaS for your organization.  As the remote workforce continues to evolve how will you maintain position from an infrastructure and security perspective while meeting the needs of your team members?

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