Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a system for hosting an endpoint desktop environment from a central server. End users access their VDI-based desktop through a device of their choosing, including PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
Organizations can use VDI as a cost-effective way to support remote staff or the entire workforce — creating an anytime, anywhere hybrid workplace. Using VDI simplifies scale and makes it possible to support a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) ecosystem, as users are able to access work-related systems remotely.
This solution can reduce end-user device costs by allowing you to purchase low-cost devices that only need a reliable network connection to ensure productivity. This is because VDI enables compute, storage and software outsourcing to a cloud or data center environment. Many organizations have used VDI in some capacity, but the ease of access to cloud solutions and Hyperconverged Infrastructure have increased its value.