Azure Virtual Desktop

Harness ARO’s Azure Virtual Desktop expertise to empower your remote workforce with a secure, high-performance virtual desktop environment.

The same desktop experience, wherever you log in

We leverage the full capability of Azure Virtual Desktop (previously known as Windows Virtual Desktop or WVD) to empower your remote working employees with secure and seamless remote access to your desktops and applications. This ensures a consistent desktop experience whether they’re logging in from a PC at home, a smartphone on a train, or a laptop in a co-working space.

The evolving nature of the virtual desktop

Our virtualisation experts design your Azure Virtual Desktop architecture and guide you through Microsoft’s licensing options. But what businesses often learn about Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is they continue to need support after deployment. ARO’s managed services extend our support to what happens next – everything from adding new users to rolling out a new app across your desktop network.

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One of the benefits of using Azure Virtual Desktop for your business is that it can scale on demand. With ARO support, you can adapt your remote desktop environment rapidly and securely to meet new end-user needs and the changing work habits of your people.

Azure Virtual Desktop is a cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that allows organisations to host and manage virtualised desktops and applications in the cloud. It enables users to access their desktop environment and applications from any device with an internet connection.

Azure Virtual Desktop uses infrastructure and services of Microsoft Azure to create and manage virtual machines (VMs) running Windows operating systems. Organisations can deploy virtual desktops in Azure using pre-configured templates or customise them according to their specific requirements. However, doing it along can be challenging. Our virtualisation experts can design a bespoke Azure Virtual Desktop architecture for your business and guide you through Microsoft’s licensing options.

As data and applications are hosted in the secure Azure cloud environment, Azure Virtual Desktop has built-in security features such as encryption, multi-factor authentication, and compliance certifications. Azure Virtual Desktop eliminates the need for on-premises infrastructure maintenance and reduces hardware costs, allowing organisations to pay for resources on a consumption basis. It also means that organisations can easily scale up or down their virtual desktop infrastructure based on changing demand. In addition, users can access their virtual desktops and applications from anywhere, enabling remote work, BYOD (bring your own device), and collaboration across geographically dispersed teams.

Azure Virtual Desktop provides remote workers with secure and seamless remote access to desktops and applications, regardless of what device they are using. It also provides a centralised management of virtual desktop infrastructure and supports application delivery.

The cost comparison between Azure Virtual Desktop and a hosted desktop depends on factors such as the size of the deployment, resource utilisation, licensing requirements, and management overhead. While Azure Virtual Desktop may offer cost savings in terms of infrastructure maintenance and scalability benefits, the total cost of ownership (TCO) should be evaluated based on the specific needs and usage patterns of each organisation. In some cases, a hosted desktop solution may be more cost-effective, especially for smaller deployments or organisations with predictable workloads.

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