Think all remote access tools are the same? Here’s how hosted VDI outshines RDS every time.
By Ben Gayheart, with guest blogger Paul Hunt, Solutions Engineer & Channel Manager
When it comes to remote access solutions, modern enterprises are often left to choose between two flavors of desktop as a service (DaaS): hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and remote desktop services (RDS). While each option allows end users to easily access their desktops anytime and from anywhere, hosted VDI has a few distinct advantages over RDS. Here’s a look at four ways hosted VDI solutions outperform RDS for enterprises of any size.
Improved Support and Simpler Troubleshooting
While both technologies deliver the convenience of remote users able to access their desktops from anywhere – all while having the same versions of software across the business – RDS does very little to allow you to easily support those users. With hosted VDI, you can recompose a troubled desktop in minutes. You can also dig in and troubleshoot performance issues with very granular data points that are simply not available with RDS.
RDS has been around for a long time. Because of this there are thousands of scanners running on the internet looking for RDS servers that are exposed so they can be compromised by brute force or by simple well-documented exploits. With hosted VDI, there are additional layers of security such as purpose-built, hardened servers that are responsible for protecting your business from such attempts, and only allowing authorized users access to their desktops and your data.
When you are streaming a desktop across the internet, the ability to adapt to the type of connection you are using and the distance you are from the source are both vital to the overall user experience. RDS only uses a single encoding method regardless of your connection quality or latency. Hosted VDI, on the other hand, actively monitors not only the connection quality and latency but also the type of content currently on your screen to pick the best encoding method possible at any given time. This ensures a much smoother overall experience.
In most cases, RDS means a shared server. One user running a large report or downloading a virus can affect all of the users on that shared server and take everyone down. It also means that if a user needs a program installed that requires a reboot, every user needs to log off in order for the reboot to occur. With hosted VDI, everyone gets their own dedicated virtual desktop. If one user runs that same report, downloads a virus, or needs a program installed, then only that one user is impacted, and the rest of the company can continue to be productive.
If it’s time for your enterprise to take advantage of a remote access tool, our VDI solution such as the Effortless Desktops and Effortless Servers can address all of your needs. Here are a few features that differentiate Effortless from other business cloud services providers.
Support — Effortless Desktop is supported by the same engineers who developed it. We have over 15 years of experience working with application providers in all industries. We work with and manage the relationships with the application providers so you don’t have to.
Security — Effortless Desktop utilizes the most advanced technologies available and leverages the most secure Tier 4 data centers on the planet. The Effortless Solution can also be configured to restrict data from leaving your corporate network and cloud.
Processing — For enterprises with large workforces and extensive computing needs, Effortless Desktop shines under the pressure from applications that require a great deal of processing power.
Affordability — By using our desktop in the cloud, all of the cost savings are passed down to you. Expensive networks and hardware are things of the past.
Cyber Security – We use the most advanced cyber security products to protect the Effortless Cloud. In addition, we are able to deploy advanced cyber security products at your location, which provides added security for hybrid deployments.
Our engineers, many of whom have more than 15 years of experience delivering VDI and DaaS systems, developed Effortless Desktop with security and compliance in mind. Now you can move your desktop into the cloud with peace of mind and work from any device at any time, efficiently and securely. Effortless Desktop is scalable, fully customizable, and includes unlimited, around-the-clock, end-user support for your desktop and applications.
If it’s time for your enterprise to power your operations with a secure cloud desktop that’s lightning fast from any device, contact us today.