|用于: Infrastructure engineers and Desktop Engineers|
|主要结论: In this post I will outline four ways that Microsoft Windows虚拟桌面 (WVD) is a cost-effective alternative to traditional VDI and Remote Desktop Services|
Windows虚拟桌面 概念验证 Now Available
The demand to support remote workers has grown exponentially over the past year. Organizations require secure access to resources for remote workers in a format that is familiar to end-users. As the global pandemic has illustrated, rapidly expanding remote access or VDI environments can be challenging. Microsoft Windows虚拟桌面 (WVD) hosted in Azure offers an alternative to traditional VDI and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) without the cost and complexity.
Expanding capacity for on-premises VDI and RDS solutions requires additional storage and compute resources. Acquiring and provisioning capacity can be expensive and resource-consuming under normal circumstances. 在大流行期间, access to additional equipment can be difficult as most other organizations face the same challenge. The effects of the increase in demand are worsened by the slowing of global supply chains.
Even if the equipment is available, it must be delivered and configured. These steps add time to scale out the environment to meet the increased capacity requirements. There is also the added complexity of social distancing and travel restrictions, making it more complicated to have IT teams deploy and configure new hardware.
与项, there are no capital investments, 无需部署硬件, and can be managed anywhere with internet access. Resources are hosted in Azure and billed on a consumption-based pricing model. Services can be increased along with demand, and decreased 就像快 when the need subsides, avoiding the capital expenses and delays for ordering and provisioning on-premises hardware.
Most third-party VDI and RDS solutions have licensing requirements that increase as more users access the environment. Additional licensing adds additional costs when rapidly scaling out to meet the demands of an increasing remote workforce. That is not the case with WVD. The licensing required for a WVD deployment is covered with most existing Microsoft enterprise licensing, avoiding the additional licensing cost of other VDI solutions when scaling out to meet increased demand.
Disaster Recovery and 业务连续性
As we come closer to the end of the global pandemic, many organizations will look for options to prepare for other international, 区域, 或当地的灾害. Azure WVD can scale on-demand, with no capital expenses or additional licensing costs. This makes it a good option for Disaster Recovery and Business continuity strategies. There is no need to store spare desktop computers at a remote site to support business continuity in the event of a disaster. Windows虚拟桌面 can be rapidly scaled-up when needed and, 就像快, scaled-down when no longer needed, only paying for the time used.
幸运28计划 can help organizations looking for a BC/DR solution, or a way to avoid costly licensing and capital expenses associated with on-premises VDI and RDS solutions. 幸运28计划 offers a WVD proof-of-concept (POC) that will assess readiness for WVD and implement a WVD test environment. The WVD POC provides organizations with a platform to evaluate the features and useability of WVD. See the link below for more details or contact 幸运28计划 for more information.
特拉维斯·罗伯茨 is a 云基础设施 Architect at 幸运28计划 Consulting, 微软最有价值球员, and author of Zero to Hero with Windows虚拟桌面 at Udemy.com.