Igel Azure Virtual Desktop As A Service 2-Hours Workshop

TriStratus Ltd.

IGEL Technology provides a Linux based “Next generation edge operating system" which is purpose-built for secure access to cloud workspaces such as Azure Virtual Desktops.

Designed and offered as a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), formerly known as Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud. Offering simplified management and multi-session Windows 11, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes, supporting AVD. IGEL OS further extends the security and management benefits of running AVD.

IGEL OS is the ideal edge OS for endpoint devices accessing Azure Virtual Desktop services. A lightweight Linux operating system designed specifically for secure, high-performance access to cloud workspaces, IGEL OS is the first Linux-based OS validated and certified with Microsoft for AVD device access. For organizations looking to: Migrate to Windows 10/11 Unify and standardize all endpoint solutions onto a single management platform Streamline with multi-session Windows 11/10 virtual desktops Or simply shed the costly and time-consuming burden of maintaining Windows on individual endpoints,

AVD and IGEL OS is the answer!


  1. Lowered costs

Businesses can effectively reduce the costs incurred running virtual desktops that contain Windows OS such as Windows 7 or 10 by migrating the desktops and company applications to AVD. The improved utilization of costly resources due to the session-based desktops offered on Azure Virtual Machines (AVM) leads to better management of cost constraints. Using AVD will also allow you to enjoy reduced Microsoft licensing costs since AVD does not require extra Client Access Licenses (CALs) for access, which are needed when using server OS. Moreover, the process of licensing for the use of Windows 10 on AVD is also simplified.

  1. More Flexibility

Both the company staff and the end-users of your services will experience simplified operations when you move your business’s IT infrastructure to the cloud. The end-users can use any device or browser to access their desktops and applications. The staff will enjoy spending little time managing local networks and physical machines. There will also be improved scalability and flexibility since user profiles are kept in separate containers.

  1. Enterprise Security

With AVD, sensitive information can never be transferred out of the company servers because all data transfers are between Azure cloud instances. There are lots of built-in security protocols inside the Microsoft Azure cloud itself, including Azure Security Centre, Azure Firewall, Microsoft Centre ATP, and Azure sentinel. Using a lean, lightweight, read-only, modular endpoint operating system like IGEL OS makes the endpoint devices themselves much more secure as well.

  1. Compatible with Office 365

Office 365 products integrate better with the resources and services found in the Microsoft Cloud. This results in improved performance of the Office 365 products that run on AVD environments. Additionally, the applications that require minimal latency to the desktop will also experience enhanced performance. There is also a possibility of virtual graphics processing for graphics-intensive applications.