For those who don’t know, virtual desktops are self-contained operating system images abstracted from the underlying hardware that run as virtual images on servers hosted in a data center. They can be accessed through a laptop or workstation from any remote location where there is a network connection. A desktop can be assigned to one user, or a pool of computers can be made accessible to many users.
Access to the virtual desktop environment is flexible, but virtual desktops are tightly controlled within the data center, providing centralized information storage and encrypted data communications to remote users who have safe and secure connections.
Delivering traditional desktop environments to a large, often distributed, user base is challenging and costly. In addition to investments in hardware and software, desktop management challenges include the costs of maintaining and supporting desktop computers.
Life sciences companies are adopting virtual desktops as they also face security and privacy challenges, regulatory compliance issues and desktop reliability concerns. Virtual desktops allow sensitive information to reside in a central, secure location protected by data encryption and strictly enforced user policies. The ease with which OS images are designed and provisioned supports quick and simple desktop testing, qualifying and documenting. Advanced high-availability design and resource management provide ongoing desktop services that reduce business outages.
Read more on how life sciences companies are adopting virtual desktops to cut capital and operational expenditures, and streamline desktop management. Discover how virtual desktops can give users the flexibility to collaborate and innovate, while maintaining data security through encryption and centralized storage.