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Virtualization

Because traditional desktop management carries a high cost, businesses are rethinking how desktops are deployed and managed. The usual life cycle consists of desktops being purchased, deployed, repaired, patched, upgraded, and ultimately, recovered and disposed of. The care and maintenance make up more than 70% of the total cost of ownership of a desktop environment.

Bayside Solutions can assist you with bringing together secure virtualization and server technologies, enabling an efficient way to serve your business needs. With industry leading methodology, server virtualization and consolidation reduce desktop management thereby reducing costs.

As a leader in security, we offer your organization assistance with:

  • Securing sensitive data to meet regulatory compliance requirements
  • Increasing ROI through desktop standardization and reduced power consumption
  • Centralizing management and control; reducing the time required for deployment and maintenance
  • Providing network and data access for remote and outsourced employees

With virtualization, companies can host individual desktops inside virtual machines running in the data center on more reliable, fault-tolerant industry-standard servers. Users access these desktops remotely from a PC or thin client using RDP (remote desktop protocol). Since applications are managed centrally within the corporate data center, organizations gain better control over their desktops and data. Operating systems and application installations, upgrades (ex. Windows XP to Windows Vista), patches and backups can be completed in the data center, and then easily deployed to the end-users without visiting individual desktop systems. This allows for easier management of specific needs for certain users, as well as global changes and updates for all users.

 

Virtualization empowers companies, both large and small, to realize multiple benefits from this new model of desktop deployment and management. These benefits include:

  • Lower acquisition cost
    Thin clients deliver the exact same user experience as a dedicated PC, including customizations like wallpaper and user-defined dictionaries, but at a much lower acquisition cost, while reducing power consumed by up to 50% versus traditional PCs.
  • Lower management costs
    In addition to faster deployments and repairs, easier remote management translates into less time required to maintain a growing desktop environment. With the ability of reducing total cost of ownership by up to 35%, it is no surprise that desktop virtualization has been called the "future of the corporate PC."
  • Security and reliability
    Desktop virtualization centralizes sensitive data on an easily managed, reliable and secure server. For example, if a thin client laptop is lost or stolen, security is not compromised as sensitive data is not actually stored on the client laptop; the thin client is simply the means for accessing data in the data center through an authorized users login and password. Virtualization is ideal for offsite facilities used for development, call-centers, order processing and other transaction-based tasks and allows confidential information and intellectual property to be accessible to remote facilities without compromising the security of that data stored and maintained in the corporate data center.
  • Flexibility
    Virtualization facilitates dynamic management of users, data access rights, desktop resources (CPU and memory) and application usage. User access can be tracked and users may log in from any thin client, rather than assigned workstations only; the ability to leverage roaming profiles ensures a consistent and personalized desktop experience every time.
  • Compliance
    Virtualization enables organizations to move sensitive data, which is typically stored on a PC, into the corporate data center in order to maintain data integrity and meet regulatory compliance requirements (e.g., HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley).
  • Management
    Organizations with branch offices and remote employees can manage their desktop environments and applications in the corporate data center, where backups, upgrades, and complete maintenance can be performed from one central location, reducing or eliminating the need to send IT administrators on-site.
  • Disaster Recovery
    Complete desktop environments are encapsulated inside virtual machines and maintained in the corporate data center where they can be instantly recovered and redeployed in the event of a disaster.
Virtualization