To maintain business continuity, businesses are forced to shift their workforce productivity model from a purely physical desktop environment to cloud-driven virtual desktop solutions. Integrating virtual desktop solutions within the private, public, or hybrid cloud environment has uncovered the necessity to manage virtual desktops in multiple locations simultaneously, ensuring data is protected, and user experiences are high preforming with little latency, regardless of where the user is physically located. Today’s workforce is driven by speed, agility and a growing population of contractors and seasonal shift workers. Users must have always-on access their resources anywhere, any time and on any device. The minimum acceptable bar for virtual desktop deployments is that virtual desktops must be robust, secure, flexible.
However, businesses' and IT resources are finding that centralized virtual desktop management, such as deployment and provisioning, is hard and complex. Orchestration, user management, and scaling is time consuming, especially if it is done in multiple cloud environments depending on business or regional requirements. Generally, there are different management consoles to deal with that may or may not connect to their on- premises or other cloud environments.
NetApp makes virtual desktop deployment, provisioning, and orchestration easy and streamlined. NetApp Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) offers businesses anywhere in the world with a validated solution, solving their biggest challenges with virtual desktop implementation. VDS is NetApp’s SaaS solution to automatically deploy, provision, orchestrate and manage virtual desktops, in any cloud environment, and hybrid/on-premises. VDS extends cloud capabilities by delivering a global control plane to manage virtual desktops through all phases of the desktop lifecycle. VDS is a flexible solution, with open REST APIs, that is interoperable with your hybrid/multi-cloud environments. VDS supports Remote Desktop Services (RDS) on-premises HCI environments with VMware vSphere and provides native support for Microsoft's Azure Virtual Desktop (WVD) solution in Microsoft Azure.
NetApp VDS is the single pane of glass for enterprise-class VDI solutions management.