Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) lets you deliver desktops and apps without compromising compliance. Apps and data stay in the datacenter so the risk of information loss from lost and stolen devices is reduced. Microsoft VDI provides efficient management with a single console and rich user experience on a variety of devices and platforms.
Microsoft’s solution gives you the freedom to choose between personal or pooled virtual desktops, session-based desktops, RemoteApp in the datacenter as well as RemoteApp hosted in Azure.
With a variety of device platforms connecting to the IT infrastructure, data security and compliance are key concerns. Microsoft VDI helps IT provide more secure application delivery because applications are not sent to, or stored on, user devices. Instead, they are centralized in the datacenter or in the cloud, and users access them through the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
Provide a Windows experience that supports iOS, Mac OS X, and Android, in addition to Windows and Windows RT. The experience is further optimized by using RemoteFX, which provides support for wide-area network connections, software GPU, USB redirection, and multi-touch remoting. With the next version of Windows Server, Microsoft RDS will provide OpenGL and OpenCL support.
Manage your VDI architecture with a single, integrated console. You can automate deployment and configuration of server roles, manage personal and pooled virtual desktops, and use session shadowing to view and remotely control active user sessions. The Deployment Wizard automates configuration of various roles and accelerates deployment.
Reduce costs and increase efficiency with storage tiering, disk deduplication, dynamic distribution of resources (bandwidth, CPU, and disk use), and flexible storage options supporting direct-attached, network-attached, or storage-area network storage of virtual machines. Implement consistent user personalization with User Profile Disk in pooled deployments.