What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Cloud (VDI Cloud)?

VDI Cloud or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Cloud is a platform that enables you to run a remote desktop on cloud premises. The end device could be either mobile, desktop or web application. It’s a virtualization solution that depends on VMs to manage virtual desktops. 

The process of enabling remote desktop virtualization via cloud computing technology is referred to as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Cloud or VDI Cloud. This cloud-based service model is almost identical to Software as a Service. It can also be called Cloud Hosting Virtual Desktops. Cloud VDI can be divided into two essential categories as follows.

  • Managed VDI Cloud- It leverages an outsourced managed service via VDI technology
  • Desktop as a Service (DaaS) – This requires a greater level of automation and is implemented as a multi-tenant model to mitigate technology associated costs. Providers of DaaS assume total responsibility for hosting and maintaining the infrastructure that consists of storage, accessibility, and computing.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Cloud or VDI cloud is delivered through systems based on VDI or Remote Desktop Services. Cloud service providers can offer these service models through private, hybrid, or public cloud platforms. Managed VDI is usually implemented as a Private Cloud while Desktop as a Service is more inclined towards the public cloud.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Cloud or VDI Cloud empowers VDI users with dedicated instances of Windows server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2. It is an excellent alternative for users of hosted private cloud solutions. Although customers have been content with cloud desktops offered via shared servers, the need for a more isolated environment is felt due to resource-intensive applications. It can cause resource availability issues for other users. Some applications require dedicated resources of RAM and processing power. A reliable operating system can overcome these challenges. 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Cloud helps save cost by delivering otherwise unaffordable machines in a budget-friendly package. It also saves space because powerful computers often take vast amounts of space. Organizations can have a centralized cloud model and deliver virtual desktops from there. It is the best resource for better management and maintenance. 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Cloud assures individual users availability of dedicated CPU and RAM for dealing efficiently with demanding applications. It offers seamless support to applications that depend on a dedicated environment.

How does VDI Cloud Works? 

To implement VDI in the cloud, a connection broker looks for the available virtual desktops within the resource pool of an existing employee. When a suitable virtual desktop is found, the connection brokers connect them with the VDI environment. Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Nutanix are some connection brokers.   

VDI cloud services enable users to securely connect to their desktop images through any device or location. 

What is VDI in AWS? 

A Virtual Desktop Cloud solution enables an IT administrator to customize virtual desktop images and use them to access their remote users. AWS (Amazon Web Services) offers an Amazon Workspace. It’s a cloud service that helps users overcome challenges while managing their VDI implementations.  

VDI in AWS offers virtual desktop solutions on demand and a Daas deployment model to the organizations that need large-scale VDI in the cloud infrastructures.  

Is VDI Cloud Computing? 

Cloud computing is a service that provides computer system resources on-demand. It fulfils the data storage and computing needs of a user/organization without any active involvement of the user.  VDI Cloud, on the other hand, offers remote desktop solutions to the user. So, it’s somewhere a part of the cloud computing services. 

What are VDI and VM? 

VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) creates a desktop environment that allows employees to access their applications remotely. It can be anywhere- outside the office, in-office premises, or any place across the globe. 

Virtualization solutions or VDI cloud services need a virtual compute system to support such deployments, known as virtual machines (VMs). VDI on cloud hosts a desktop OS within the VMs, which runs on a host server. It enables enterprises to run multiple apps and OS on a single physical server. 

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