Your search for the right VDI solution provider is anything but simple. You have much to consider, and you will need a solution tailored to your specific business needs. VDI offers significant benefits to your organization. DaaS is also the right solution for many. Cloud desktops offer flexibility. They can be cost effective, are secure, and require less IT resources.
Regardless of on premises VDI or DaaS, however, there are a few questions you can ask to make your search easier.
Can the VDI Solution Enable Remote Work?
Are you looking for a solution for your workers on site, or do you need a solution for remote workers? Maybe you have multiple sites across the country, or even around the world. How can you enable your workers seamless access to their apps and data when some work from home, others from a remote site? Ask your solution provider how they are able to handle the demands of a modern, flexible workforce.
Is the VDI Solution Enterprise Grade?
The enterprise has its own set of demands and needs. You need a VDI or DaaS solution that works with your existing corporate image, commonly used apps like Skype for Business, all while meeting heightened security, corporate policy requirements, multifactor authentication and beyond.
The Benefits of a Turnkey Solution
Will you build out your own VDI infrastructure, or will you opt for a turnkey solution? DaaS is a great option for those looking for a turnkey solution. It is ready out of the box, so to speak, similar to purchasing a PC. The brunt of the work and heavy lifting is done by the solution provider.
For a DaaS turnkey deployment, diagnose the level of responsibility the provider has to provide you with 24/7 service. What work must be done on your part? Or can your workers simply connect their devices with minimal IT involvement?
If you are going the on premises route, but maybe considering Cloud Desktops, how does the DaaS offering compare? Read our article on choosing between VDI and DaaS.
The Bottom Line
Ultimately, enterprises require a solution that is able to meet their advanced and unique needs. The modern workplace demands a powerful, flexible solution. Workers require 24/7 access to the apps and data they need. Meanwhile, enterprises need the ability to deliver customized images, and integrate apps like Skype for Business to their entire network. Lastly, a turnkey solution is often the most convenient for perennially tight, IT budgets.