Virtual desktop service and solutions from CloudJumper (now part of NetApp) and Nerdio fall into a broader category of solutions including Virtual Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
Virtual Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a service provider solution that hosts workloads in the cloud and provides apps and operating systems which can be accessed by a remote endpoint device. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a type of desktop virtualization whereby desktop workstation or server operating systems run on virtual machines. Using DaaS and VDI, the user engages with the operating system and applications on an endpoint device while having a similar experience of running them locally.
NetApp’s Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) simplifies and automates provisioning, deploying, managing, and optimizing virtual desktops in any cloud environment. It is SaaS delivered. The global control panel helps to easily manage virtual desktops in all phases of the desktop lifecycle.
NetApp VDS supports Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid environments. It functions well with all cloud service providers like Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Amazon Web Services. It also supports Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) on Microsoft Azure.
The open REST APIs make any cloud environment interoperable with any endpoint devices. This facilitates easier remote working from anywhere and any device. As all the data and software are stored on cloud, they are highly secure. Even if the user loses their endpoint devices, their login can be disabled and can be provided with a new login. This ensures there is not data theft or loss. It also allows continuity of workflow and business. Thus, it proves to be cost effective.
Nerdio Manager for WVD enhances the native components of Microsoft. It does not replace them like other virtual desktop solutions. It automates and simplifies deployment, management, and scaling of WVD resources.
With its powerful and intuitive UI, it facilitates large scale WVD deployments and ongoing user management. It takes only 2 hours to deploy WVD with its wizard-driven deployment. You can automatically migrate from your existing WVD Classic to the new WVD ARM.
It allows you to create images from multiple sources like Azure marketplace, shared image gallery, and existing session on a host VM or a custom image. You can schedule for automatic update and pack images. You can schedule and automate recurring image deployment to host pools without any administrator intervention.
Virtual desktops are becoming the need of the hour to manage your diversified workforce efficiently and effectively. They increase productivity with easy and flexible accessibility of resources. The cloud-based deployment provides a host of features to make it cost effective and secure.