Desktop virtualisation, or virtual desktop infrastructure, has come of age, partly thanks to shifts in workplace practices. Employees are increasingly working remotely and need full access to corporate systems. It is often inconvenient to use the corporate laptop but the user still needs access to the systems offsite.
This has been the traditional use case, but as devices such as the iPad and Android tablets have grown in popularity, IT leaders have faced the dilemma of providing continued access to corporate applications, many of which still require a Windows client.
Modern desktop virtualisation enables the user to “run” applications on whatever device they use, so long as there is a suitable VDI client.
Over time, VDI companies have provided a richer multimedia experience on the remote device, such as graphics acceleration and sound, giving the user a better overall experience.
Before cloud and big data began to dominate the IT headlines, virtualisation was all the rage in the enterprise space. While the focus may have shifted to these more fashionable technologies, recent studies show that virtualisation is once again gaining popularity in the ASEAN region. In this guide, you’ll learn about the driving factors behind this growth such as the demand for business agility, as well as the barriers to adoption that organisations come up against.