Tag: VDI

VDI vs VPN Part II- Do I Need a Virtualization Solution?

by on Jul.16, 2015, under Cloud Services, Unified Communications

Last week we kicked off our VDI vs VPN blog series with a high level overview of the importance of virtualization and it’s place in the modern office. This week we’ll tell you the key benefits of both to help you see how a virtualization solution can benefit your business.
So…What is VDI?
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure also known as VDI is a form of virtualization that hosts a desktop operating system with a virtual machine (VM) that runs on centralized servers through the cloud. It allows applications such as Outlook, Office and Internet Explorer to be stored on a central server rather than on the clients physical machine. This, in turn, allows users to access all the network resources giving the business centralized management, increased security and reduced overhead costs.
What is so great about this? VDI has many advantages including centralized management, increased security, and reduced costs.
Let’s break it down.
Centralized Management: Adding RAM, pushing out new software, or disabling temporary and former employees can be deployed at the server level in the administrative location saving IT departments countless hours.
Increased Security: All valuable data of the business would now be stored and located in the data center instead of the local device. This translates into fewer chances of data leaks via malware and viruses.
Reduced Costs: Businesses can now look forward to less upfront costs by not purchasing equipment, software and licenses. This in turn lowers the number of IT staff who provision virus removals and configuration issues.
Now that we’ve learned a little about VDI, let’s dive into VPN…
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a private extension of the Local Area Network (LAN) available over the Wide Area Network (WAN). This is designed to provide a private encrypted tunnel connection to ensure privacy of information that is transmitted between the two locations.
What is so great about this? VPN’s advantages include online anonymity, the ability to unblock websites and bypass filters, and secured Wi-Fi hotspots.
Let’s break it down.
Online Anonymity: VPN allows browsing with complete anonymity. This allows the IP address connected to a desktop computer, laptop or any other mobile device to be hidden from privacy invasion or hackers.
Unblock websites and bypass filters: This is an advantage for those who are doing business with countries who have firewalls and restrictions on what content their residents can see or exchange with other countries.
Secured Wi-Fi hotspots: When using any Wi-Fi hotspots, the VPN will create an encrypted firewall link for your mobile device so that browsing is completely privatized.
Now that you know the benefits of each, which do you think is right for your business? Next week we’ll conclude this blog series with a discussion on the key differences between VDI and VPN. Interested in learning more now? Click here for a free demo of VPN OR here for a free demo of VDI.

VDI vs VPN- Which Virtualization Solution is Right for Your Business?

by on Jul.08, 2015, under Cloud Services, Unified Communications

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As the summer vacation season reaches its peak, more and more workers are on the go. Whether you need to quickly email a file from your desktop while you’re out of the office, or find a colleague’s phone number in the company’s directory- having access to your desktop environment on demand is crucial. Thankfully, virtualization makes it possible to do all of the above and more.
Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be posting a series of blogs that will give you an overview of today’s most popular virtualization solutions: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Virtual Private Networks (VPN). We’ll highlight the pros and cons of each to help you decide which virtualization solution is best for your business.
Want to learn about these solutions now? Read more on VDI in this whitepaper A Business Case for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Deployments and VPN here.

How to Improve Workforce Mobility With Cloud Solutions

by on Aug.25, 2014, under iCore News, Webinars


Webinar: Increase Productivity with a Cloud-Based Mobility Strategy

Tuesday August 26, 2014 | 11:00 a.m. ET



Attend our FREE Webinar to learn why 61% of IT Pros have moved their business operations to the cloud.  Discover how you can benefit from implementing a multi-solution mobility strategy that provides your employees with the tools they need to work from anywhere.

In this webinar, you will discover:

•The top five cloud solutions to boost employee efficiency and business ROI
•Tips and tricks for combating common challenges for remote workers with Unified Communications and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
•How to leverage Collaboration Tools to sync your business operations across applications for access on any device

Get all of your questions answered by our Solutions Specialist, Carissa Seligman.

Can’t attend? Register anyway to receive the full deck and on-demand version when they become available.

Top Companies are Utilizing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to Improve Efficiency

by on May.21, 2014, under iCore News

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) allows users to effortlessly retrieve their Windows environment from any device. VDI has taken over the business world because of the accessibility and ease it has on employees.  You can essentially be anywhere in the world and not only have remote server access but faster processing speed, unprecedented uptime with no loss of data and much more! Download  iCore’s VDI whitepaper now to see how organizations are transforming the way their IT department functions by eliminating the need to maintain servers on premise and increasing uptime while also providing security.

Download the Complimentary VDI Whitepaper now:http://www.icore.com/vdi/