Virtual desktops are preconfigured images of operating systems and applications in which the desktop environment is separated from the physical device used to access it. Users can access their virtual desktops remotely from any endpoint device. A virtual desktop looks, feels and acts just like a physical workstation.
ROK will work with you to determine the right Virtual Desktop setup and solution to power your GIS. Then our team of experts get to work deploying and managing your new virtual environment. ROK ensures you have a scalable Virtual Desktop Solution for your remote workforce, now and in the future.Some of these benefits include:
Virtual Desktop seats powered by a GPU back end run ArcGIS Pro like it was intended. Whether you are on a Chromebook, iPad, or laptop, your performance will be second to none!
Virtual Desktop users can connect to their virtual desktop from any location or device, making it easy for employees to access their files and applications and work remotely from anywhere.
Since processing is done on the server, the hardware requirements for end devices are much lower reducing the need for IT to purchase new and expensive hardware.
Virtual Desktops coupled with an Enterprise deployment in the cloud allow users not only best-in-class performance bit the ability to work to collaborate in and update centralized database(s) in real time. No more replication, No more confusion, All employees working from a single point of truth.
In a Virtual Desktop environment, data lives on the server rather than the end client device. This serves to protect data if an endpoint device is ever compromised.
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A Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is a solution that involves running virtual desktops on Virtual Machines (VMs) hosted in the cloud. VDI provides an isolated environment for each user and offers the same user experience as a traditional physical desktop.
While similar, VDI allows access to a remote desktop on which users can work, VPN establishes a tunnel between the end-user and an organization’s private network. Both are popular solutions for remote work, VPN is more cost-effective, easy to implement, and simple to use. However, due to the demands of GIS data processing, complex workflows and high performance and graphic processing, VDI is the better choice.
ROK typically will manage software installs and upgrades within your Virtual Desktop environment (Citrix, AWS Workspaces). However if you prefer to handle the administration of the Virtual Desktop environment that is fine too. This is your environment, you are in charge here.
Users log into a VM from any device and from anywhere through a secure network. A VDI hosted environment provides an end-user experience through a virtualized backend that hosts VMs. Users utilize a replica of the master desktop. The master desktop stores all the required applications and distributes it via application virtualization.