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What Is Desktop Virtualization?

Desktop virtualization separates the personal computer desktop environment from the physical desktop machine by dint of client-server model of computing. In this model of computing, the"virtualized" desktop is stored on remote central server, instead of on the local storage of client machine. Therefore, all of the programs,applications, processes, data, or even the operating systems are kept and run on the server, instead of end-users’ desktop machine.

This scenario allows users to access their desktop on almost any devices, such as personal computers,notebooks, tablets, smart phones, or thin clients. On the other hand, system administrators are able to manage all users’ desktop centrally on server-side.In simple terms, for users and system administrators, working is easier,simpler, and more flexible.


Why Should Desktop Go Virtualized?

The answer is quite simple:Entrepreneurs, system administrators and end-users are all facing various difficult circumstances under current model of computing; the predicament is going aggravated, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is definitely away-out.

Nowadays, for most enterprises,it is undoubted that complexity of business procedures, diversity of I.T.users’ requirements, and intricacy of system infrastructure are all going up ata growing pace; and hence, more and more enterprises encounter the following session:


     Providing mobility for staffs who need to work-on-the-go

In order to meet business needs, staffs are required to access data and applications in any place, at any time. In traditional computing model, mobility usually means costliness (hardware and software) and difficulties (maintenance and support).

Technical angle & advice
As remote access of desktop resources is the fundamental of VDI technology, by following the logical train of thought, we can reach the conclusion that VDI can be an effective solutionfor mobility.

     Dealing with rocketing costs and hardship for new software adoption

New software (e.g. Windows 10) usually implies the needs for new hardware, together with involved maintenance and monitoring, which induce astonishing rise in costs (i.e. new hardware, manpower, etc) and hardship (i.e.time, techniques, risks, etc). Effectual solution thus brooks no delay.

Technical angle & advice
VDI enables enterprises to avail existing desktops of utilizing new software (hosted on server-side). Meanwhile,with software deployment and management centralized on servers, entailed burden on resources will thus lessen.

     Catering for I.T. needs of contract staffs

To cope with ever-changing business needs, many enterprises are now leveraging contract staffs who will be hired just for limited period;hence, rapid setup and decommission of computers for contract staff have already become an arduous task.

Technical angle & advice
Under VDI, client computer setup/ decommissioning signifies provisioning / retiring desktop image simply onserver-side, which can be accomplished swiftly through simple procedures.

     Data leakage

In traditional computing model, data is mainly stored in memory of client computers; thus it would be a strenuous mission for system administrators to fully control and monitor data flow. This explains why data leakage take place so often, which results in loss of business advantages or even reputation of enterprise.

Technical angle & advice
With centralized storage of desktop data as distinctive mark, VDI can offer an optimal environment for system administrators to grasp full control and monitoring of data, and hence to attenuate the risk of data leakage.

     Environmental concern

Rapid evolvement of software technology is shortening the hardware lifespan (i.e. client computers); disposal of old hardware will bring impact to environment.

Technical angle & advice
As one of the key characters of VDI is utilization of low-performance client computers, hardware lifespan is thus lengthened. Experience also proves that well-implemented VDI can bring down power consumption. Both of these pave a significant step to “Green I.T.”.


What Kenfil Can Help On The Way To Desktop Virtualization?

 By dint of abounding experience in I.T.project management, Kenfil is apt at catering for the needs of different customers in different aspects.

 As virtualization coming to desktop level,customers be pondering their plan for this new era. Being close partner of pioneers in virtualization technologies, we are proficient in providing full-spectrum services on the way to desktop virtualization, which cover the following aspects:


Phase I - Pre-Implementation


        Technical consultation

        Infrastructure designing and planning


Phase II - Implementation

    Virtualization infrasture deployment

    Physical-to-virtual conversion of client computers

    Data migration

Phase III - Post-Implementation

    System maintenance and performance-tuning

    Data recovery plan

    Security hardening

    Technical training (official courses / tailor-made courses)