Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop

Enhanced user experience with a desktop virtualization solution on cloud

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is comprehensive desktop virtualization and app virtualization service running on the Azure cloud. WVD comes packed with all the benefits of a physical desktop with Win10 with improved user experience, enhanced security, simplified management and reduced total cost of ownership. What’s more, you can access your desktop from anywhere and any device. The solution is powered by best-of-breed technologies such as Microsoft Azure, O365, Windows 10 and Teams. In addition, it is backed by a strong partner ecosystem consisting of Citrix, VMware and a host of third-party applications, tools and devices.

 

It offers the flexibility of the Azure cloud and cost savings that come with multi-session Windows 10. With WVD, Microsoft hosts the VMs and infrastructure roles in Azure to improve end-user experience compared to on-premise deployments. Businesses with both physical desktop environments or on-premise desktop virtualization solutions can migrate to WVD and avail the benefits of the solution.

Xencia’s Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Solution

Xencia offers consulting, implementation and support services for Azure WVD to cater to your business needs. We help you seamlessly deploy the desktop virtualization solution by leveraging our proven Xencia First Response model. In addition, we can help you implement a comprehensive collaboration ecosystem with business continuity by deploying Microsoft 365, Power Platform and Azure DC Services. Our WVD solution is backed by a comprehensive service portfolio that includes

Xencia Windows Virtual Desktop Framework

Xencia has its proprietary and proven Windows Virtual Desktop framework that aligns with the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) to ensure a seamless WVD deployment. We leverage the framework for Azure WVD implementations across all our clients.

Azure WVD Migration Tools

Xencia has deep competency and expertise in multiple WVD migration tools and technologies to ensure error-free and efficient windows virtual desktop Azure deployments at a lower cost.

WVD Use Cases

WVD addresses a broad range of business, data security and compliance needs such as:

BYOD and mobile
Security and compliance
Contract, partner and short-term workforce management
Access work from anywhere using any device
BPO and call centre employee device access requirements
Mergers and acquisitions
Branch office employee access to corporate systems
Specialized workloads such as R&D, engineering, design, dev test etc.

Industry Examples of WVD

Manufacturing

Enabled CAD/CAM team to create and share designs from home by connecting remotely during COVID

Media

Moved print design from on-premise to home during COVID to ensure last-minute changes and deadlines are addressed seamlessly

Healthcare

Empowered R&D and back office teams to continue operations by securely connecting from different regions while adhering to compliance and regulatory obligations

BFSI

Helped manage client operations such as claims management and other user transactions by accessing data residing in the data centres with a secure connection

IT/ ITeS

Enabled dev and test, telemarketing and back-office support teams to operate 24/7 without disruption from home with a secured connection

BFSI

Helped manage client operations such as claims management and other user transactions by accessing data residing in the data centres with a secure connection

IT/ ITeS

Enabled dev and test, telemarketing and back-office support teams to operate 24/7 without disruption from home with a secured connection

Value Delivered by Xencia Azure WVD

Enhanced end user experience

  • Connect from any device of your choice (Windows, MacOS / iOS, HTML5, Android, Linux)
  • Uncompromised O365 email and calendar performance, real-time Outlook search
  • Multimedia redirection capability, high-performance, low latency audio & video calling
  • Containerized user profiles with fast load times

Enhanced security and compliance

  • Sophisticated security services easily configured through Azure AD (e.g., MFA, CA, etc.)
  • Eliminates the need to open inbound ports to the VMs to reduce the attack surface
  • Multiple admins can be assigned role-based access control
  • Isolated user sessions in both single and multi-session environments

Efficient and simplified management

  • Flexible user experience through a single host pool, with multiple app groups
  • Familiar Azure AD credentials, to access WVD resources
  • Disaster Recovery with integrated Azure Site Recovery
  • Simplified and effective troubleshooting using advanced diagnostic service

Significant cost savings

  • Cost-effective compute and storage
  • OPEX spend aligned to business usage
  • WVD management service included with the licenses you already own
  • Savings on RDS CAL with multi-session deployment

Estimated Cost Savings

Infrastructure
70%
Licensing
60%
Labour
60%

Economic Benefits of Windows Virtual Desktop

  • Move to OPEX from CAPEX
  • Pay for capacity utilization
  • Align IT HW, SW and services with changing business requirements
  • Up to 85% TCO reduction on moving from an on-prem desktop environment to WVD

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