In a medical practice, desktop virtualization or Desktop as a Service (DaaS) can be used in conjunction with application virtualization and user profile management systems, now termed “user virtualization,” to provide a comprehensive, secure desktop environment management system. With Desktop as a Service, all the components of the desktop are virtualized, which allows for a highly flexible and much more secure desktop delivery model. In addition, this approach supports a more complete desktop disaster recovery strategy as all components are essentially saved in the data center and backed up through traditional redundant maintenance systems. If a user’s device or hardware is lost, the restore is straightforward and simple, because the components will be present at login from another device. In addition, because no data is saved to the user’s device, if that device is lost, there is much less chance that any critical data can be retrieved and compromised.
Virtualization has been in the forefront of IT for a few years now, and started off with virtualizing just servers. It then became apparent that this technology should not be limited to just servers, but that is can be used for centralized management of the desktop as well. It creates efficiency, and easier management, which results in cost saving to the practices. For more information, contact us at sales@Tier3MD.com