The new offering helps reduce IT complexity, mitigate costs and better manage compliance.
Today’s organizations have an ever-growing need to secure corporate data, while controlling capital expenses. And finding the right balance can be a challenge. That’s why more and more organizations are choosing a smarter alternative: virtual desktops
Toshiba’s new Virtual Desktop Service allows Windows operating system and other software traditionally located on individual PCs to be installed, stored, run and managed on servers in secure Toshiba data centers.
Because software is streamed to client devices as needed through the Internet, each application becomes an on-demand service that’s centrally managed, highly available, secure and up to date.
“IT departments today are tested like never before to deliver more flexible technology solutions to employees and manage increasingly complex, compliance-driven infrastructures with fewer resources,” said Scott Sims, vice president of cloud services and solutions, Toshiba America Information Systems, digital products division, in a statement.
Sims said that the company’s Virtual Desktop Service solves these critical problems by providing a tightly integrated virtual platform available from any supported device while ensuring data isolation and security, management control and global consistency as a fundamental part of the user experience.
Officials with Toshiba said that a monthly hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service built on Toshiba-developed management software and storage technology as well as virtualization technology from industry leaders Citrix Systems (News - Alert) and VMware. Company officials said that purpose-built to meet the demands of today’s enterprise, Toshiba’s VDS moves desktop management to the cloud, drastically reducing the complexity, risk and cost of deploying on-premise virtualized desktop offerings.
The benefits, company officials said, include, faster desktop deployment, migration and updates; Supports your Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program; Improved flexibility for diverse work styles (e.g., mobile workers, work-from-home and hot-desking; Increased data security; Reduced capital and lower PC operating costs and more responsiveness to various user needs among other such things.
“Demand for BYOD is so strong that businesses report widespread employee willingness to ignore, or even circumvent, policy and security protocols in order to use their personal and/or mobile devices for work purposes,” said Brett Waldman, research manager, cloud and virtualization system software, IDC (News - Alert).
Waldman said that cloud solutions like Toshiba’s VDS help address the access and security issues presented by BYOD.