Last updated on October 7th, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought lots of changes in business operations. It has forced companies to identify new working environments that support remote working. Thus, they are now looking for new methodologies to make the transition from on-premise to remote working.
With the advent of new technologies to work from remote locations, it is a challenging task for organizations to choose the best fit for their business as it depends upon lots of factors like cost of implementation, ease of deployment, and efficiency.
RDS (Remote Desktop Services) is one such technology that helps businesses set up a new remote work environment by using the server-client model.
What is RDS?
RDS is a collective term used for the features of Microsoft Windows Server that allow access to desktops or applications. It makes a windows desktop or application available on a non-windows platform like Android, iOS, etc. RDS also offers lots of benefits that make it a good option for companies looking to adopt remote working and comes with two options:
- RemoteApp – to access applications only.
- Remote Desktop – to access a complete desktop.
Benefits of RDS
1. Similar Interface
Since RDS is implemented on a Microsoft platform, the user interface is the same as that of Windows OS. The default web interface shows the published desktops and remote applications. It means that all the users will access a similar UI, offering a seamless experience to them.
Though user interface customization is not allowed, users can change some basic settings to enhance their experience.
2. Enhanced System Performance
The implementation of Remote Desktop Services helps in improving the performance of the system and providing a consistent experience to all the users utilizing this service. The users access the remote desktop through the high-performance cloud servers offered by the provider. The implementation delivers a superior solution to the devices that may or may not have the processing power to run the applications natively.
With nativity to the Microsoft platform, it also facilitates access to applications meant for the Windows platform on non-windows systems like Android, iOS, macOS, and more. It thus enhances the features of the system and boosts its performance.
With RDS, configuration time for desktop configuration is relatively less for new devices. As the applications and/or desktops are hosted and accessed via the cloud, setting up a new device is hassle-free and does not create any time-consuming hassle. Your service provider’s IT team will take care of everything, further reducing your efforts to a great extent.
Also, the remote desktops can be deployed within a few minutes; all you need to do is get in touch with your RDS provider and tell them about your needs. Also, with RDS implementation, no steps and efforts are required from the end-user except for connecting to the remote applications or desktops for their work.
4. Remote Access
With Remote Desktop Services, comes the flexibility to work from any location in the world. The cloud servers can be accessed via the Internet – all you need is a valid authorization. The remote working flexibility has also helped improve the productivity of the employees, allowing them to connect to the remote server from their homes and work at their own pace.
They also have the liberty to access their remote systems at any time of the day and complete the task at hand at their convenience. RDS also creates an opportunity for businesses to hire remote employees across multiple locations and expand their business globally.
As everyone is worried about data security over the cloud nowadays. RDS solves this by offering enhanced data security to the end-users. Service providers offer advanced security features like the latest firewalls and anti-virus, anti-ransomware, anti-hacking systems, and more.
Also, the data transmission from the remote servers to the end-user client software uses the advanced level of encryption and securing the data during the transmission. It minimizes any chances of hacking and/or data loss during the transmission that is possible with standard computing. With all these security features, it is next to impossible for hackers to gain access to your data.
RDS implementation offers a cost-saving solution to businesses. It enables companies to allow their employees to work remotely or implement the BYOD policy. Both these cases allow the employees to use their personal devices for office work. As a result, companies do not need to provide them with desktops/laptops as everything is available on the cloud.
As IT infrastructure is on the cloud and managed by the RDS provider, it also eliminates the expenses of building an in-house IT infrastructure and the cost of regular upgrades.
In this fast-paced world where everyone demands quick and reliable solutions, RDS offers exactly the same. By investing in Remote Desktop Services, you can save money, increase workforce productivity, and gain an edge over your competitors.
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