What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and VMware Horizon?
Here you will find out:
- what Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is and when you can use it
- what VMware Horizon is and when you can use it
- how DiskInternals software can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
What is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)?
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) technology that lets you host desktop operating systems on servers. It also grants you remote access to VM-based desktops, letting you work from any device at any time. VDI can be deployed in public or private clouds. Thus, you can have Managed Service Providers (MSPs) deliver Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solutions to their users.
When you can use VDI
VDI solutions serve as alternatives to traditional infrastructure solutions that rely on physical computers. In a situation where workers or a set of users need to access their desktops while on the go, a VDI setup is the best solution for remote access. Also, VDI is used in companies where employees need to work remotely, or in companies that do not want to buy new workstations. Instead, they prefer to deploy server-based solutions for their business needs.
Again, VDI solutions are deployed in companies that wish to cut down on the number of hardware systems they use to carry out day-to-day business operations.
What is VMware Horizon?
VMware Horizon (a.k.a. VMware Horizon View) is a server-based solution for deploying VDI. It is compatible with all other VMware products and solutions.
When can you use VMware Horizon?
VMware Horizon is a VDI solution based on VMware vSphere architecture. It is meant for businesses that wish to cut down on hardware workstations, but is especially recommended for VMware vSphere users. Businesses who utilize other cloud-based services for remote access across platforms can also deploy Horizon for their needs.
VMware Horizon seems to provide more features, flexibility, and security than terminal services. Users’ data is stored on centralized virtual servers and can be easily managed or updated. Users can also access virtual desktops using any device, including mobile smartphones, PCs, tablets, etc.
How to read and repair VMDK files
Using DiskInternals VMFS Recovery, it is possible to read and repair VMDK files easily. The software is designed to read and recover data from VMFS-formatted drives (whether corrupted or not). It can also recover VMDK images on VMware vSphere and ESXi/ESX Servers. DiskInternals VMFS Recovery is a complete solution for recovering your files from VMFS drives. It features a Recovery Wizard that guides you step-by-step through the entire process of recovering your files and folders.
Additionally, DiskInternals VMFS Recovery mounts virtual drives as local disks to make them accessible via Windows Explorer. It comes standard with all the features of DiskInternal RAID Recovery. Thanks to its super-intuitive interface, this software can be easily understood by any kind of user.