2021 has shown how important technology is for humanity. Many companies rebuilt their IT infrastructure — some followed the wave of the market and developed rapidly, The second felt the shortcomings of on-prem and decided to virtualize. The third was forced to change due to changed legislation and working conditions.
Most of the trends of 2021 are also relevant in 2022. And if the pandemic worsens, cloud technologies will play an even more critical role in the normal functioning of business and society.
Infrastructure is not only physical servers. The staff of technical specialists and their training, the cost of electricity and cooling, the purchase of licenses, and regular equipment upgrades should also be included in the overall price of the IT infrastructure. In addition, if a company has unique requirements for equipment (for example, according to FZ-152), then certification and attestation, the purchase of crypto-gateways, and other software and hardware are added to the list.
In the case of on-prem, all costs are borne by the company. It is expensive and complex and, in some cases, even inconvenient. Therefore, at the very beginning of the pandemic period, many companies began transferring their hardware to data centers and considering the issue of partial or complete infrastructure virtualization. Subsequently, this trend has become an essential condition for maintaining the normal functioning of the business with a general reduction in costs.
When migrating to the cloud, a company can reduce capital expenditures, manage resources more efficiently, and scale almost instantly.
VDI As A Long-Term Strategy
The mass exodus of companies to a remote work format would not have been possible without the technology of virtual desktops based on cloud infrastructure – VDI. Thanks to this technology, companies can allocate the right resources to each employee’s virtual machine and, if necessary, quickly increase or decrease productivity.
Since data, including sensitive information, is stored in a secure data center of the provider, virtual machines are isolated from each other.
Their administration is simplified, and the level of security is increased. It is easier to set up backups, update software, and control user activity on the Internet – especially compared to physical computers.
The use of VDI makes the transition to a remote work mode painless. It allows the company to remain competitive, even if some employees cannot come to the office.