CloudVDI Launches Virtual Desktop Service for Small Businesses
The company's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) subscription service, Virtual Desktop, sports security features by Citrix.Cloud services provider CloudVDI announced the launch of Virtual Desktop, a virtual desktop infrastructure subscription service, which offers small and midsize businesses the ability to run Microsofts Windows OS and compatible software on any central processing unit and mobile device through the companys hosted servers. Each CloudVDI rack includes Dell servers, Citrix Netscalers, Juniper switches, routers and firewalls, and 64 terabytes of storage. CloudVDI coupled their proprietary software with Citrix Receiver to create a universal client that enables delivery of CloudVDI-hosted Virtual Desktops to any user or deviceincluding PCs, Macs, tablets and smartphones, a noteworthy feature in an age when many SMBs are considering the adoption of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies.
The service also offers integrated security through Citrix Access Gateway Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN), which allows CloudVDI customers to secure and implement user-specific remote access to the desktops by protecting network traffic. IT managers can also enforce productivity parameters by limiting time or access to social networking sites like Facebook or blocking the ability to visit sites that could be time-wasters. Our Virtual Desktop provides great benefits for SMBsgiving them access to an enterprise-grade solution in a fully-managed fail-safe model, CloudVDI co-founder Zach Hurst said in prepared remarks.