Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is virtualization technology that hosts a desktop operating system on a centralized server in a data center. VDI is a variation on the client-server computing model, sometimes referred to as server-based computing.
With a standard desktop computer, all the computing power sits on your desk. So you have a local image, local applications, local computing power, all contained within the confines of the computer.
VDI, on the other hand, outsources the computing power to a server. So now you have a dumb PC – or ‘thin client’ – that doesn’t have much capacity or power, and the server runs the operating system. It sends video through the network to the local PC, creating a virtualized desktop environment.
Currently, intlx Solutions supports VDI deployments for the US Military for a user foot print of more than 500 desktop images. In addition to the US Military, we have partnered with several healthcare companies to deliver VDI solutions that were able to meet their unique demands in the healthcare space. In addition to providing consultation, design and installation services we also offer ongoing monitoring and day 2 support of your VDI environment.