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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Improve Business Operations with Virtual Desktops

b2ap3_thumbnail_virtual_desktop_for_business_400.jpgAnything that makes your business more mobile is a good thing, right? This is one of the main goals of virtualization services. These separate the software from the hardware it’s installed on, allowing it to be isolated and installed on a virtual machine where it can be accessed as an individual instance. Many businesses are finding success in their workplace by taking advantage of desktop virtualization services.

According to Processor magazine, “virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) technologies give IT administrators more control over their infrastructure and in turn help IT teams deliver operating systems and applications to end users in new ways.” This means that virtualization has the ability to help your business simplify its infrastructure and make it more efficient. In other words, a virtualized desktop system can help your business push above and beyond its current expectations.

There are several benefits that your business can reap from a virtualized desktop infrastructure:

  • Consolidate your infrastructure: Limiting the amount of physical hardware your business needs to run can be one of the best benefits that virtualization offers. Rather than running many different workstations, you have the ability to switch to thin clients. These devices are much more energy-efficient and don’t require the heavy-duty hardware that an ordinary workstation would. The IT administrator has the ability to allocate resources equivelant to the needs of an individual machine, allowing for more versatility and control than an ordinary PC.
  • Virtual desktops can be used remotely: Another great capability of virtual desktops is that they can be used remotely, as well as within the office, provided their devices have been approved. This lets them gain access to the same desktop and applications they would have if they were in the office. This is especially helpful if you have workers across the country, or on business trips.
  • Simple integration and upgrade procedures: While the configuration of a virtual desktop solution can be tricky to implement in the beginning, these complications are nothing compared to the ease of upgrading later on. Instead of applying patches and updates to multiple different machines, the network administrator can dispatch updates to multiple virtual machines at once.

Setting up a virtualized desktop infrastructure doesn’t have to be painful. Contacting a managed IT service provider is your best shot at making sure that virtualization happens smoothly. By outsourcing this responsibility to Preferred, we can make sure that your virtual machines are kept up to date and functioning properly. Just give us a call at 708-781-7110 to learn more.

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