Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): The Workplace of the Future

The architecture of businesses has changed throughout time, and the current pandemic has expedited the use of cloud/digital technology. Enterprises are seeking solutions that provide remote access to their workforce in order to be flexible, robust, efficient, and able to fulfil the workforce expectations of today. Solutions such as Virtual Desktop Environment (VDI) that increase user productivity, decrease Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and are very secure.

With Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions from CDWT, you may adopt virtual desktop environments with simplicity and without interruption. We provide the first comprehensive VDI solutions and services on any cloud platform in India. With our VDI experience, we assist businesses in establishing a safe and secure virtual workplace that is accessible from any location and on any device.

Learn how a renowned private bank decreased its total cost of ownership by adopting CDW's scalable and reliable virtualization solution.

What is Virtual Desktiop Infrastructure?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure provides desktop environments on a distant central server, and users may access these desktops remotely using any device. Each virtual desktop appears and functions as if it were a separate computer, but the computing/processing is performed on the central server, and they are all maintained centrally by a specialised IT staff.

Why do you need VDI?

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is ideal if you want to standardise desktop environments, provide remote access to your workforce, or decrease outages and downtime. VDI streamlines desktop support, maintenance, patch management, data protection, and much more.

The Phased VDI Approach of CDWT

CDWT’s phased VDI deployment strategy enables businesses to embark on the VDI journey and deliver virtual desktops in as little as two to four weeks. Our VDI specialists offer the optimal approach, simplify implementation, and shorten deployment times.

Our Key VDI Services

In phase 1, we perform an evaluation and exploration session that lasts between 4 and 6 hours. We cooperate with the business team of the firm to identify and comprehend its business, security, and compliance requirements. For improved capacity planning, we examine the environment for developing VDI solutions and get an understanding of conventional IT operating processes, use patterns, and potential demand spikes.

Based on our evaluation report, we recommend the most appropriate solutions for your firm, taking into account its requirements and needs. We develop the VDI blueprint and the landing zone. We create DaaS user profiles, map profiles to user categories, interface with Active Directory, and give a complete strategy for Data transfer from on-premise to the cloud, Sync back solution (for migration cases), VDI security, and backup. In addition, we give a timeframe and budget estimate for the VDI rollout.

In phase 2 of the deployment/migration of the VDI environment, we configure the required environment/subscriptions, deploy VDI based on the organization/user needs, configure role-based access, and conduct a pilot test to ensure that everything has been provisioned in accordance with the specifications. In addition, we move any on-premises data and setup a VDI infrastructure backup.

As part of our VDI Services, we help businesses in diagnosing and resolving issues with virtual desktop environments. AIOps managed services from CDWT monitor data from apps, cloud services, networks, and infrastructure using AI, machine learning, and neural network approaches. It enables proactive early detection of changing situations, allowing IT staff to promptly rectify concerns.


Presentation of CDWT

VDI use case and scenarios

Understand the landscape for building the VDI ->AD/ File Servers/ Desktops / Laptops /VDI (On premise if deployed)

Recognize the organisation's Security and Compliance

Understand the information technology standard operating procedure
VDI user profiles

Category of users with profile mapping

Method of Gaining Access to the Technical (VDI)

Azure Landing Zone

Integrated VDI Applications

VDI Protection

Back up

Solution for data migration from on-premises to the cloud and sync back (for migration case)


Azure Subscription

Landing zone

Create AD users and policies on-premises / Sync

Configure MFA / PIM (If required)

Build VDI profiles and environments

Test Procedures

Migrate On-premise Data

Examine and Commission

Configure VDI Infrastructure backup

Configure Sync with Local storage
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Benefits of VDI

Enables businesses to deploy hundreds of computers in a matter of hours. Admins will be able to set up new virtual desktops quickly and without user/business disturbance as the workforce grows.
Centralized and Simplified IT Management Provides your administration with a centralised and simplified IT management experience. CDWT has gone a step further with IT administration by automating desktop management, incident and issue management, and patch management.
Users may utilise their older/personal devices (Bring Your Own Device - BYOD), thin clients, etc., to access remote desktops, which reduces the CapEx necessary to acquire new gear. OpEx decreases significantly as a result of the decreased management of individual devices. CDWT VDI specialists assist with installation, deployment, licencing, and general administration, all of which contribute to a noticeable decrease in TCO.
Protects data, virtual desktops, and programmes by storing applications and data in a secure data centre, under the supervision of a security policy, rather than on end-user devices. Thus eliminating the chance of data loss or theft. Since the data sits in a central place, it is simpler to create regular backups. In addition, CDWT's AIOps Managed Services help in properly identifying and reacting to security threats, service interruptions, storage failures, and other problems.
As data sits in a data centre, waiting periods are eliminated and file load speeds are improved. In addition, users will experience fewer disruptions (fewer hardware failures, less unscheduled downtime, etc.), allowing them to concentrate on primary goals and be more productive."
Allows access to virtual desktops at any time, from any location, on any device. Enabling workforces to do their duties regardless of their geographic locations. This also results in a huge productivity boost for users.

VDI Desktops

Enterprises may choose the appropriate kind of virtual desktops depending on requirement, use, and user count.

Multi Session Desktops

Multi-session desktop offers concurrent interactive sessions, or several concurrent sessions on a single VM. Choose multi-session desktops to cut maintenance expenses and the number of virtual machines (VMs).

Pooled VDI Desktops

In pooled desktops (sometimes referred to as non-persistent VDI), users are connected to a dynamically picked desktop from a pool of desktops, and no modifications are stored. This is easier and less expensive to maintain, and it is optimal for one-time access.

Single/Personal VDI Desktops

Dedicated virtual desktops (sometimes referred to as persistent VDI) for every user with urgent use needs. Each time a user connects to the same desktop that was first given to them. Users with complicated processes may continue from where they left off.

Who Can use VDI?

During the pandemic-enforced shutdown, several businesses implemented VDI swiftly to support remote work. In addition to giving remote access to the user’s workspace, businesses could also administer and upgrade VDIs from a centralised server.

VDI may be utilised by remote employees, contractors, shift/task users, instructors, students, healthcare professionals, salesmen, and contact centres, among others, to access their virtual desktops from any place and in any industry. You may install persistent or non-persistent VDIs based on use case scenarios, nature of work, and user needs.

Users (task workers) who do repeated activities using a single or a small number of programmes that are neither CPU- or memory-intensive.

These users may log in to any accessible virtual desktop in the desktop pool, since their settings and modifications are not required to be preserved.

Analysts at call centres, retail workers, CRM/ERP users, shift workers, etc.

Users (Kiosk users) who are able to share a desktop placed in public places such as schools, hospitals, etc.

These users can use the remote desktop without logging in, but they can be authenticated using certain programmes if necessary.

Example: Students, medical staff, Customers at self-service portals, etc.

Users (Knowledge workers) who work with sophisticated papers and presentations (Microsoft Office) and need access to the internet, email, videos, etc.

These users need a persistent desktop in which their programmes, settings, and customizations are preserved.

Accountants, sales managers, marketing analysts, etc. are a few examples.

In addition to accessing Microsoft Office, the Internet, and e-mails, these users also use graphically complex programmes.

These users must be able to install necessary software and demand a virtual desktop in which they can simultaneously run many high-performance applications.

Example: Application developers, designers, etc.

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – FAQ’s

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a technology for desktop virtualization that enables remote desktop access.

It enables the construction of virtual desktop environments on a remote server (on-premises or in the cloud) and delivers them to end-users (laptop, tablet, etc.) on demand.

Multiple devices may access the desktops of users.
The Hypervisor and Connection broker are two essential Virtual Desktop Infrastructure components.

Hypervisor generates a virtual environment by partitioning the server into Virtual Machines and isolating the hardware from the operating system (VMs).

A connection broker is a piece of software that enables end-users to connect to a distant virtual desktop. When end-users make a connection request via their end-point device, the connection broker accepts it and allocates the user a virtual desktop from the resource pool of VMs produced by the hypervisor.

Using application virtualization technology, virtualized application images are built for application deployment across all virtual desktops in a desktop pool. Application virtualization expedites the deployment of applications and improves user experiences.
There are both persistent and non-persistent VDIs.

In permanent VDI, a user is always connected to the same desktop, as they have their own desktop picture. Even if the user logs out or restarts, any modifications made to the OS image are preserved.

In non-persistent VDI, a user connects to one of the resource pool's virtual desktops. When the connection is stopped, no modifications are preserved, hence there is no need to retain OS images.