A new white paper explores the many benefits of Stratodesk software for work from home.
What is the future of work? How are enterprises handling the various challenges that are arising, like the emergency situation over the Coronavirus. More than ever, companies are struggling to enable remote work. VDI has shown a lot of promise in its ability to handle modern work challenges. But the future of remote work is even more complex. Today, enterprises need a synchronized, multi-platform, multi-cloud approach to managing their secure digital perimeters. This is true for not only endpoints located on-premises, but also for those at home.
x86 is Not Enough
For starters, today’s complex business challenges go far beyond what x86 endpoint management can achieve alone. Advancements made, for example, in technology like the Raspberry Pi platform, and operating systems capable of running on it, have made alternatives to traditional x86 Thin Client devices commonplace. This current pandemic situation has proven the staying power of the Raspberry Pi. This past March alone saw the Pi’s second-highest level of sales ever. Healthcare is using these Raspberry Pis to control ventilators. Medical researchers in Colombia, for example, are set to test an open-source ventilator design made with a Raspberry Pi and off-the-shelf components like valves found in car and plumbing supply stores. Meanwhile, homebound families are leveraging the low-cost computer for homeschooling. Lastly, businesses are leveraging Raspberry Pis to enable remote work.
It is clear that while it may be useful and cost effective to add Raspberry Pi devices to a secure digital perimeter, doing so is a difficult task for IT. IT must find perfect harmony between VDI, Cloud, disparate devices and unstandardized operating systems on endpoint devices. Not to mention handling the juggling act of enabling on-premises and work from home.
Remote Work Adds Security Challenges
Securing endpoints is challenging enough when those endpoints are dedicated x86 Thin Client devices securely fastened on-premises, never to be leveraged externally. However, that’s clearly not the scenario most workers find themselves in. Today, workers will access their virtual desktops anywhere. Or they might alternate between different devices. For example, many expect to do their work on both company computers and personal devices.
There are, however, various policy problems and even legal implications involved with enabling flexible access to apps and data. For example, government entities have particularly hardened security standards and expectations placed on their IT, including how endpoints are secured and how information is accessed. Healthcare is another notoriously security driven industry. HIPAA compliance laws govern how patient data can be accessed and stored. Healthcare IT must strive to meet these complex standards.
Beyond these scenarios, every enterprise is concerned with their corporate data. With cyberattacks rampant like never before, IT must seek to maintain top-notch security. Meanwhile, business leaders must seek to have this take place without breaking the bank. A better approach is sorely needed.
Modern Work Challenges Require a Modern Solution
It’s clear that modern business needs have gone far beyond the solutions that we have grown familiar with. Handling endpoint devices cross-platform at the enterprise level is something that has not been done before in history. To make matters worse, the challenges do not end there.
Velma Lakes – The Single Answer for the Work Challenges of Tomorrow
The latest software generation from Stratodesk stands apart and alone against a backdrop of solutions unable to handle the full brunt of complexity facing intelligent work stations of the future. Indeed, this new software generation marks a convergence between IoT and VDI technology.
The future of desktop virtualization, and indeed intelligent workspaces, is smart. It’s not based only in the x86 Thin Client devices we were used to ten years ago. On the contrary, the devices of the future are mixed, smart, and capable.
A plethora of effective smart devices have sprung up in the wake of IoT innovation. Broadly speaking, they can be grouped into x86 devices on the one side, ARM devices on the other. However, there is a great range and variety between even ARM based devices. Of course, a similar expanse exists within the x86 group.
For example, within the x86 family, you can have a hyper low power Thin Client – bare bones, equipped with only what you need to get a seamless user interface with your virtual apps and desktops. On the other end, we have advanced, ultra-powered gaming computers that employees use during the day, and access for personal use at night.
Stratodesk Velma Lakes bridges the gap between these two different worlds. It powers and manages devices cross-platform, in any cloud, anywhere.
Stratodesk Velma Lakes Enables Remote Work
In a world where a virus can quickly spread from community to community in a matter of weeks, and in so doing effectively shut down entire economies, it’s more apparent than ever that companies must have an emergency, remote work solution in place.
With Velma Lakes, a perfect synthesis of speed, flexibility, and ease of management is now available worldwide – the ideal depiction of what software can achieve when combined with the infinite use cases of tomorrow’s technology.
In addition to connecting devices to the Cloud automatically without the need for a VPN, Stratodesk software also includes several top VPN solutions directly out of the box. Additionally, Stratodesk further empowers remote work by quickly and seamlessly installing onto remote endpoints in a matter of seconds. By just making one single firewall rule, remote endpoints can be successfully connected to your secure digital perimeter, and managed by Stratodesk NoTouch Center.The advantage of Stratodesk for remote work also extends into the realms of endpoint security. Remote access to apps and data securely via personal devices or dedicated work devices is easily possible thanks to Stratodesk NoTouch software.
Stratodesk customers can update to Velma Lakes via the download portal in their Stratoworld accounts. Learn more about how Velma Lakes enables work from home, Raspberry Pi/x86 management, IoT and more, in this brand new white paper.