Since its inception, IT has been challenged from time to time by global organizations to provide them with a competitive advantage. Secure data and application delivery to modern digital devices is a critical IT workflow to foster productivity.
IT companies are focusing to be more agile, and in order to achieve desired agility, they are required to turn the present paradigm around app delivery upside down.
The Evolution of IT
In its primitive stage, IT departments across the globe used to operate on a standard black PC. IT, back then, was focused on tracking down and analyzing different IT solutions followed by their execution in the form of multiyear plans. It was not uncommon for IT to execute their multiyear programs for ERP, SharePoint, and CRM systems.
Today, IT companies are locking horns in a fast-paced environment to achieve desired competitive edge, and in order to achieve the edge they are required to be more responsive and agile as market evolves. Moreover, the competitive market expects IT companies to be in tune with evolving consumer demands and empower them to take critical business decisions on time. Mobile devices have already started replacing computers in IT organizations. IT has evolved as the X factor of modern times to drive business success. Similarly, speed has become the currency of IT. The focus of IT companies has shifted on to developing flexible plans that can deliver tangible outcomes, not in a year, but in a single quarter.
Mobility demanding Agility
Due to enhanced mobility, the place for productivity has shifted outside instead of inside the office. Remote and mobile working environment for employees means IT require to provide them with real-time access to productivity desktops, data and applications. However, IT companies are expected to achieve desired mobility despite their constrained budgets. They are faced with a challenge to do more with less.
In response to modern demands, IT departments are deploying efficient app delivery technology. One of such technologies is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI); the solution provides quick applications and data to different users on different devices. However, VDI deployment demands infrastructure building of significant size and may take several quarters to complete it. On average, it takes seven to nine months to build it. Such a long-time frame prevents IT companies to invest and adopt the best breed of technology.
Speed, Agility, and flexibility with the Cloud
Technology focused environment demands IT to quickly adapt to business requirements. Such modern technologies are expected to be capable enough to be deployed and quickly scaled. Moreover, they are expected to be nimble, platform agnostic, neutral, and quick enough to be rolled out with a single quarter. More importantly, IT companies expect such technologies not to lock them into a particular vendor or technology.
The cloud very aptly fulfils all those criteria by perfectly combining flexibility, agility, and speed in it. When an organization decides to cut the cord and adapt the cloud technology, IT achieves its desired agility. Not only cloud services are platform agnostic, but it can also be instantly scaled and deployed.
Using the Cloud for App Delivery
VDI has remained one of the most efficient and preferred options to deliver secure access to applications, desktops, and data to different devises used by employees. When this technology gets deployed through the cloud, it spares organizations from building significant infrastructure as the desired infrastructure remains present in the cloud itself.
Here point must be noted is that all VDI cloud services are not of the same nature. Majority of such services fall into two categories: one is a 100% cloud-based service, and another is traditional architecture being hosted on the cloud platform. Both types of services deliver fast speed. However, following are some additional benefits provided by the 100% cloud-based service.
- Delivery of lower cost of ownership through diminished operational complexity
- Sparing organizations from being locked down into proprietary, long-term technologies or platforms
- Delivery of seamless support with respect to new technologies by being technology agnostic
Modern economic climate demands businesses to empower their employees in order to take on-time critical decisions and also respond to customer demands in quick time. Such an economic climate has pushed IT to adapt a more agile model that is highly flexible, cost optimized, and also a model that can prevent them from locking into any long-term solutions. Cloud services are apt solutions for such a modern economic climate, and its 100% cloud-based VDI solution is one of the best available solutions providing seamless support.