This blog will provide an overview of what AVD is and how it works and how you can use it effectively within your business. By having this feature, your business will get the added benefit of lower costs for updating massive amounts of data.

Introduction: What is an Azure Virtual Desktop?

What is a Virtual Desktop?

A virtual desktop is a dedicated server that you can use to run multiple Windows, Linux and macOS computers at the same time.

For example, I can run my custom Linux distribution on my own laptop and then open all the applications on it through the VM. This will make sure that I have access to them all when I need to work on my laptop. The flexibility of this approach is amazing because I can create a VM for any purpose I think about. For example, if we want to test a new software application, we should not have to wait for hours or days before we can test it out by creating our own VM. We just need an internet connection and a couple of clicks in the Azure portal and voila! We have our software ready for us.

What is an Azure virtual desktop?

In 2017, Microsoft announced a new feature called Azure virtual desktops or A-V-D. They are software that allows you to create virtual machines on your local computer and then access them from anywhere in the world.

The Azure Virtual Desktop is a concept that Microsoft introduced to help map out business goals based on data available in the cloud.  The company says the feature is ideal for remote workers. It can also be used to create websites from different locations and share content with colleagues without having to physically log on to the corporate office or at least not spend time in front of a computer screen. It is a tool that can be used for either hosting your own VM or for creating a VM from scratch. Providing up to 5 times the performance of standard Linux VMs on a single 14-inch screen.

We should not think of these Azure Virtual Desktops as a replacement for virtual machines. They provide the same performance and but don’t require additional hardware and software to be installed on your machine.

Azure virtual desktops vs. physical office PCs or laptops

With the advent of virtual desktops and cloud computing, you can save money by using a virtual office. The question is where to set up your computer. Let’s compare two options – physical office and virtual office.

A-V-D is an office that allows users to work from anywhere, anytime. It is a perk of the cloud and users can access the company’s resources from home or the office and collaborate with other employees. Compared with physical office PCs or laptops, virtual desktops provide a more scalable and reliable computing environment. Azure virtual desktop is an easy way to connect all your devices. It lets you work from anywhere in the world, without a physical office. The most common use of this technology is as a way to create public cloud services where the server farm can be hosted in different locations instead of having everything in one location. In the past, this was not possible due to scalability issues of IT infrastructures and data centers’ capacity limitations. Instead, companies have been using physical desktop machines that are connected via the Internet or dedicated SAN storage systems for content storage and file sharing.

A-V-D is so easy to use, anyone can do it, even if you don’t have any technical experience. It’s just a matter of connecting your devices together and running them on the same network. You can get started immediately with no setup required or purchase an annual license that provides you with unlimited access to Azure virtual desktops for a single year at no additional cost.

In contrast, physical offices are where employees work and do their jobs on a daily basis. In a physical office, events are organized by the human resources department in order to meet deadlines as well as make sure that everyone knows about them.

Virtual desktops have proven to be very useful in some industries, such as healthcare and financial services. The main reason these desks are beneficial is that they allow the worker to be fully mobile. This means that workers can move around the office, taking advantage of different locations for working. In this sense, virtual desktops are much more efficient than physical offices because there is no need for any infrastructure or data storage at all. Nowadays, there are more than 50 million users of Azure Virtual Desktops which offer a comprehensive solution for virtual workplace applications such as Skype for Business (Skype), Office 365, SharePoint Online and cloud-based file hosting.

Benefits of Using AVDs in Your Business

Azure virtual desktops are a great way to share work and minimize concurrency. You can have SQL Server running on a virtual machine running on your server, or you can have it running on Azure while the SQL server is running on another physical machine, just like Google Cloud Clusters allows.

It also means that you do not need to install any software on your own environment, it is just up and running. There is no need to install anything from Microsoft, but you will also be able to connect all of your Microsoft services like SQL Server and other programs needed for a certain task. All tera data centers are available for use with Azure virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliances.

The biggest reason for using Azure virtual desktops is the flexibility it offers to you. You don’t have to worry about managing multiple servers, any time of the day, from your office or from home. Not only that but Azure virtual desktops allow you to solve problems such as high server load, high CPU usage and slow network connection etc.

Benefits of Using AVDs in Your Business

Planet of IT can help your organization adopt Azure Virtual Desktop. As an Azure Managed Service Provider, we can also supervise your Azure environment for you. Reach out to one of our Consultants with questions about desktop virtualization. For more information, contact us at


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