The Best Virtual Desktop Solutions You Might Need in 2022
Last updated on April 8, 2022
Desktop virtualization is a term that refers to a software solution that isolates the desktop environment and any related application software from the client device used to access the desktop environment, and that can be used to construct a whole desktop environment management system known as user virtualization.
Let’s take a look at 10 of the best virtual desktop solutions in 2022:
Cloud desktop service Amazon WorkSpaces is a controlled and secure cloud computing environment, that allows you to offer Windows or Linux desktops for your employees all around the world.
Amazon WorkSpaces removes the burden associated with maintaining inventory, operating system versions and updates, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), hence simplifying your desktop delivery strategy. Using Amazon WorkSpaces, users will have access to a fast, responsive desktop of their choosing, which they can use from any device that is compatible with Amazon WorkSpaces.
An Amazon WorkSpace is a virtual desktop hosted in the cloud and may be used in lieu of a standard desktop computer.
Connecting to a WorkSpace from any supported device is simple. A user can use the free Amazon WorkSpaces client application on any supported device, which includes Windows and Mac computers, iPads, Android tablets, Android-compatible Chrome OS devices, and web browsers such as Chrome or Firefox to establish a connection to a WorkSpace.
This is a cloud computing service provided by Microsoft for application administration via Microsoft-managed data centers. As a cloud computing service provider, it offers software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and infrastructure-as-a-service services.
It supports a wide range of programming languages, toolsets, and frameworks, as well as Microsoft-developed and third-party applications and systems.
The Azure platform is designed to assist organizations in managing difficulties and achieving their organizational objectives. It is interoperable with open source technology and provides tools to serve many sectors, including e-commerce, banking, and a range of Fortune 500 firms. This offers users the freedom to choose the tools and technology that they need to work with. Additionally, Azure provides four main types of cloud computing services: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and serverless computing (also known as serverless computing).
Microsoft Azure is billed on a pay-as-you-go basis, which means that users get a monthly payment that only costs them for the exact resources that they have used over the previous month.
Customers that subscribe to Azure will have access to all of the services available via the Azure interface after they have completed the subscription process. Users of these services may establish cloud-based resources such as virtual machines (VMs) and databases, which they can then access from anywhere.
Nutanix XI Frame
Through the usage of Nutanix Frame, clients can easily and securely supply access to applications and desktops as well as data to users on any device that has a browser from any location.
Frame greatly minimizes the operational complexity and overhead needed by employing a real SaaS control plane and placing a strong emphasis on automating the process flow.
It was formerly known as Citrix Receiver, and it allows users to securely access applications, services, and data from a variety of desktop and mobile devices. Citrix Workspace App The software as a service (SaaS) and online programs, files, and mobile applications that you have stored on your computer may be accessed instantaneously with this solution. A wide range of endpoint devices and operating systems are supported, including Windows, Windows Mobile, macOS, the iPad, and iPhone as well as Android.
The Citrix Workspace App is the graphical user interface for the Workspace platform. Users may access their workplace programs, desktops, and data from any device connected to any network via a single point of entry. The Citrix Workspace Platform enables centralized administration of services such as virtual applications and desktops, endpoint management, a secure browser, analytics, and a gateway, amongst other things. Clients may subscribe to these services via the Workspace Platform, which is maintained by Citrix, decreasing the amount of time that administrators must spend on system implementation and upgrades.
VMware Horizon Cloud
The VMware Horizon® Cloud ServiceTM – next-generation cloud architecture is used for the Horizon Cloud. It is possible to install Horizon Cloud without the use of pods in this new version.
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) with Thin Edge Infrastructure is provided by Horizon Cloud, which is built for the cloud-first and multi-cloud. Horizon Cloud gives a unified view of your desktops and apps that spans both on-premises and cloud environments, allowing you to make better business decisions more quickly. However the source data is collected, Horizon Cloud offers an uniform approach to manage and monitor your desktop and application deployments, regardless of the environment from which the data was collected.
The Horizon Cloud infrastructure components, including the connection servers, applications volumes manager, pod managers, and databases, are relocated from the user environment to the control plane to ensure that they are available to all users.
Shells provides a multi-platform service that can be utilized across practically any device (including a game console or television) and across numerous operating systems (Windows, various Linux distros), all of which are accessible via a standard web browser.
Shells takes advantage of SPICE (Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments), a novel protocol that provides access to cloud desktops from a variety of machine architectures, according to the developers.
Plans are organized into four categories (Lite, Basic, Plus, and Pro), with each tier catering to different types of customers, including companies and casual users. A quad-core virtual CPU with 160GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, as well as limitless access and bandwidth, are all included in Shells Pro, which is designed with business professionals in mind.
Workspot is a software-as-a-service platform that provides enterprise-proven cloud PCs, cloud workstations, and virtualized applications that are delivered from the cloud. Desktop as a service (DaaS) is being transformed by Workspot’s groundbreaking cloud-native architecture for desktop-as-a-service (DaaS), which is redefining end-user computing.
It is possible to deploy cloud PCs quickly and simply using this new service and to securely supply precisely the required computing capabilities to any end-user, on any device, using this service.
The Workspot Enterprise Desktop Cloud platform also provides IT with the option to grow their cloud PC presence across different cloud locations across the world – in minutes – in order to satisfy changing business requirements. Because of Workspot’s various cloud PC price choices, it is feasible to tailor computing expenses to specific use cases. In addition to our Go-Live Services Program, which is driven by our customer success team and works side-by-side with your IT department to optimize the platform for your unique requirements, our cloud PC subscription price includes our Workspot cloud PC subscription pricing.
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