One thing all business owners and managers have in common is that they are constantly searching for better ways to get work done faster without compromising their existing machines. Because of this, Cloud Virtualization has taken off as one of the fastest growing sectors in the last few years.
Cloud Virtualization is nothing more than the creation of virtual machines through the use of physical servers to increase working efficiency. These virtual machines function exactly like the ones they’re modeled after, Operating System and all.
Using Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure
This recently emerged technology allows employees and managers to work together across a large variety of devices that further enhances each worker’s individual efficiency. As this technology does offer strong internal controls, it maintains compliance for company data in a secure environment. Additionally, as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend grows, VDI technology is the best way to adapt. Clearly, Virtualization is both cost and time efficient, but where is this technology headed?
Potential future uses of Virtualization
Virtualization is on the tips or many tongues these days because it’s considered by many as a new and unexplored frontier. Some areas which this frontier can expand into are virtualization of:
- Further Storage/servers
With user virtualization, IT solutions are being sought after that will transfer personalized user settings from one device to another. This will create a way to carry settings throughout multiple platforms and end-points.
Apps are currently being experimented with and virtualized by companies like ThinApp and XenApp. These companies are able to virtualize a program and deliver it fully-functional to an end user. Hopefully, technology will be born that will be able to stream applications clientless in a web browser.
Through Virtual Machines, more and more security devices are being born. They are especially useful to companies right now as they can be placed wherever needed and can perform any function desirable. They will be further used in cloud storage to tie it all together into one safe bundle.
As the days of physical network comes to an end, virtual networks are stepping in to replace them. Because companies can now virtualize a variety of different functions like firewalls, it becomes increasing common for networks to become virtual.
Not so long ago this technology was hampered by inefficiencies and kinks in its deployment. With most of these problems ironed out, virtualization of desktops is becoming highly used by more and more companies. This will likely expand into the removal of physical desktops and perhaps even the idea of a having a desktop altogether at some point.