What are the benefits of using Azure Virtual Desktop?
In addition to simplicity as mentioned above, there are four other major benefits of using Azure Virtual Desktop:
Azure Virtual Desktop ensures data security
The primary reason for organizations adopting Azure Virtual Desktop is data security. In fact, 84% of IT executives in 2020 were worried about cloud security during the work-from-home transition (source: Leftronic). Azure Virtual Desktop uses reverse connect transport for establishing remote sessions which provides a much more secure mechanism.
Azure Virtual Desktop is Cost-Effective
Existing Windows or Microsoft 365 license owners are eligible to access Azure Virtual Desktop and only pay for what they use. They can save on infrastructure costs by right-sizing virtual machines (VMs) and optimize use of the VMs with Windows 10 and Windows 11 multi-session. Centralized management service to reduce overhead costs. Organizations with heavy workloads can choose pay-as-you-go.
Azure Virtual Desktop enables Flexible and Secure Remote Work
With Azure Virtual Desktop, employees get the flexibility of accessing their virtual desktops and applications from any location, at any time and using any device. Microsoft has also made changes to office products to allow them to work better in a multi-session environment providing a seamless experience for users. Also, integration with FSLogix Profile Containers, a profile management solution enables desktop users to switch easily between virtual machines. The multi-session capability of AVD helps employees to gain feature-rich capabilities of Windows 10 and stack multiple users on a single desktop.
Azure Virtual Desktop is Scalable
Organizations can easily scale their resources up and down based on their unique business requirements. With Azure Portal as a centralized management hub, you can configure network settings, add or remove users, deploy Virtual Hosted Desktop apps and enable security. AVD can help increase operational efficiency with savings on infrastructure, desktop management and other support costs.
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