Failure Of ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Approach:
In all this rustle bustle of the virtualization and BYOD becoming dominant, there have been challenges which VDI experts took very seriously. Earlier, the companies involved in virtualization attempted a thoughtful approach towards devices usability. It was called ‘one-size-fits-all’. This means that the applications were made compatible to the users’ devices, irrespective of what these devices were. It simplified the manufacturer’s tasks. With the number of connecting devices increasing everyday in number, it was a nightmare considering individual specifications for individual devices varying in size. The enterprises were happy about it when they suddenly realized that one crucial factor was deeply hampered with this approach- ‘Performance’.
Quite understandably, the performance degraded when the specifications were ignored. Content readability suffered to a great extent. Considering the BYOD implementation across the Organization, this approach ad to let go, and the VDI experts reconsidered the decision.
Vital Factors To Ensure True Mobility:
When the companies plan to enforce the BYOD policy, there are a few considerations which turn serious about the approach. The complete VDI environment is very different from the conventional desktop environment. A user on the move wants to stay independent, and in full control of the certain applications which relate to his official activities. There are following factors that must be thought of if true mobility is to be supported:
- App Hosting Through Mobile:
- Optimal Resource Utilization:
- Optimization Of Existing Windows Apps:
- Any Location, Anytime:
- No Configuration:
- Control And Security:
- Multimedia Redirection:
App Management And Service Delivery:
- On-Device Support:
- Performance Monitoring:
Wrapping up the subject, true mobility can be achieved if the enterprises take not only VDI, but also the complementary technologies to consideration. Looking from the bigger picture, the initial investment costs will be quickly compensated by the infrastructural savings through BYOD approach. In a long run, one may envision a world where businesses never worry about the capital expenditure on desktops, installations and maintenance costs.