Many of you are probably already aware that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine running on a hosted, centralized or remote server. To users this means access to their desktop from any location, without being tied to a single client device. Administrators are drawn to this model by the idea that this platform is more secure and easier to manage after exhausting the effort to set it up.
IT professionals often question whether they can lower the cost of VDI or simplify its deployment, but tend to overlook policy and configuration management of virtual desktops. VDI implies a guarantee to provide a virtual desktop that is more secure than a physical desktop and doesn’t require as much attention. Herein lies the misconception, that by simply implementing a VDI eliminates the need to manage IT policies and configuration of virtual desktops like that of a physical desktops and/or notebooks.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to proactively enforce IT policies and configurations in VDI environments, while also ensuring a consistent user experience without compromising benefits and security? Well, you can! KACE provides an innovative solution that allows IT administrators to easily and effectively address the adoption of VDI, and the management and security challenges it brings.
Dell KACE experts recently published a white paper, Extending Policy and Configuration Management to Dell DVS Simplified VDI, in which the challenges of VDI adoption are discussed and how the Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance can help. Additionally, if you are considering a deployment of Dell’s Desktop Virtualization Solution (DVS) Simplified Appliance and want to ensure IT policies and configurations are enforced, the authors also discuss how the K1000 Appliance features such as tracking assets, providing updates, and managing and securing desktops can be easily applied to Dell’s DVS simplified VDI solution. Be sure to check it out.