Before you could continue reading this article, please ask yourself these questions;
If these are the questions you or your organization is asking, the definition of workplace in the “The New Normal” has become a definition that everyone is trying to figure out what this exactly encompass.
Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs): get “PCs” into the hands of your employees as if they are in office, get your remote workforce online in days not months, keep corporate data secured even though data is “exposed” into each of your workforce’s homes. If this resonates with your organization including this short list below:
Centralized management: to have a single pane of glass on all the devices in your organization
Quicker deployment of desktops: to be able to deploy desktops to users who are not in the office
Improved desktop security: to prevent data from being copied or leaked out
Improved business continuity and disaster recovery: that workers can still function and be productive from home
Migrate, upgrade, and patch the OS and applications with less downtime: especially when you do not get to see your users or the laptops/desktops in front of you
There are 5 groups of users which you will need to take care of before, during and after COVID-19.
Now you can start considering the technologies that are available to meet the requirements of these personas. Now your ability to manage and troubleshoot user profiles will be a critical element to a good WFH strategy.
YES. If your organization has a VDI infrastructure, do you have sufficient licenses to cater additional 50-80% of your workforce having to WFH.
NO. But you can consider leveraging cloud elasticity and cloud burst across multi-cloud options.
The end user experience needs to be proactively managed and monitored to make sure the projected benefits of VDI result in more productive employees.
For the projects we have implemented, login times to be ½ a minute at a maximum in VDI environments, with 15-20 seconds considered average, and 5 seconds would be considered the holy grail of VDI.
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