Last updated on September 9th, 2022

Businesses are evolving, and so are our lives. The increasing number of cyberattacks and breaches has made it critical to look for an efficient technology that can continuously drive security and recover data loss if a disaster occurs. As stated in Veeam’s 2022 Data Protection Report, 67% of enterprises consider cloud services as part of their data protection strategy. Therefore, in efforts to maintain business continuity throughout the year, virtualization was created. 

Virtualization enables users to access applications by creating an abstraction layer over the computer on which the application is installed. Virtualization is a process where emulated versions of machines are created on a central server. With virtualization, you can use a physical machine to deliver apps to an end-user device. This enables you to run multiple virtual machines (VMs) and operating systems (OSs) on a single physical server by partitioning it into numerous servers. It gives your workforce an experience similar to a physical machine.  

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Virtualization Forms a Motive for Business Continuity and Employee Productivity

The core of any business success begins with employee productivity. It is how you succeed in the global business ecosystem as modern client expectations are being driven by virtualization. When the distributed workforce gets access to apps that serve specific needs and offer a user-oriented experience, regardless of the location, it helps your business see new possibilities. The workforce needs to be wellequipped with resources when they work from different locations. And if you can’t offer this, they’ll find someone else who can.  Managed virtual desktop solutions have now made it easier than ever for businesses to have secure anywhere, anytime access, often with minimal cost.  

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Virtualization Shapes Data Security Across All Industries

Virtualization is essential to gain a competitive edge in an evolving business environment. Virtual desktop solutions allow enterprises to centralize remote access for their workforce while offering a safe platform for open-source connectivity to expedite efficiency for entire industry yields.   

The growth of virtual or cloud technologies in the Healthcare Industry is expected to grow by $25.54 billion by 2023, whereas 75% of companies in the Construction industry utilize cloud storage. (Source: EPCGroup) This proves that major industries are adopting virtualization to have round-the-clock data security and recovery to leverage the potential of cloud servers. 

A crucial benchmark of emerging virtualization technology invested for the usage of the cloud servers is Desktop as a service (DaaS), a fully managed virtual desktop solution with sprawling benefits like scalability, mobility, collaboration, and GPU-intensive experience. As every industry has different needs, DaaS services are tailored to industry-specific needs to ensure users have a practical and faster user experience. 

How Does Virtualization Help Data Protection?

Security issues are everywhere, breaches, malware infection, phishing, ransomware, and endpoint intrusion. A recent study found that 98% of remote workers operate on personal devices, out of which major cyberattacks targeted remote workers. The increase in cybercrime has made businesses incorporate highly secure virtual desktop solutions that help employees work from anywhere. 

Virtualization improves data protection by providing a critical data backup during system failure or disaster. Additionally, it offers businesses an opportunity to recover data faster without the need to rebuild their entire system. Virtualization technologies such as DaaS and VDI also eliminate the risk of data breaches by isolating the data into separate VMs. 

How Does Virtualization Help with a Disaster Recovery Plan?

If your IT team is unavailable for a week in any particular situation, what would you do to keep your business running? Would you be able to manage remote workers if you don’t have access to all the resources? What would you do if your business faced downtime?  

Do you know the average cost of downtime is $1,467 per minute? Therefore, virtualization plays a key role when implementing a disaster recovery strategy which means every minute access is essential to ensure that your business is not facing huge losses. Virtualization also helps maintain business continuity as it minimizes the impact of disaster by storing every piece of data in the cloud servers. 

Here are a few reasons virtualization is the key to disaster recovery:  

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  • Recover Data from Any Hardware

With a secure virtualized environment, your team is free to use a virtual platform that can be accessed on any hardware with security protocols. This eliminates the issue of redundant hardware as you can install the virtual desktop on any existing device.  

  • Centralize Images  

As virtualization encapsulates all server files, including the data and system files, in a single location, it simplifies backup and restores them to a new server at the hour of need.

  • Reduce Downtime 

Application virtualization utilizes the existing hardware to run any workload. This means you can run ACE managed virtual desktop on any device and sync data to access it on other devices leading to zero downtime. 

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  • Easily Copy System Data to A Recovery Site

Offsite backup is a plus point for a disaster recovery plan. In case of a natural disaster or power outage, backing your data in offsite servers can save you from data loss. Data is easily copied to the offsite location from the host virtual machine by an automatic rolling backup.

Worried about your data protection? Read our eBook to get a bigger picture of how ACE keeps your data secure. How Safe is Your Data with ACE Virtual Desktop Infrastructure? (acecloudhosting.com) 

Everybody wins: Enterprises and Employees 

Virtualization delivers enormous benefits to every value chain member — employees and enterprises. Specifically, these include: 

Much Easier Collaboration: 

Think of a situation when you need to get critical work done from a remote employee and they don’t have a proper cloud setup or resources. It won’t be possible for them to complete that within the given time frame, right? If you have an on-premise traditional model, you will have to wait for the hardware installation process at their place. This setup process can take weeks, which will disrupt their productivity. With virtualization models, this problem is eliminated. You can simply get the software installed in your low-spec thin client, and offer remote access to multiple employees or departments at any hour of the day.

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Agile And Flexible Environment Setup: 

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies for their workforce supports firms to discover incredible flexibility benefits. Enterprises that allow employees to use their personal devices to work get high productivity from them. Numerous studies have revealed that employees find their devices more comfortable to work on their devices rather than working on a new one. Virtualization makes it extremely easy to deliver secure devices hosted on a central server, enabling workers to operate on their personal devices even in their workstation. 

Lower Upfront Expenses:

No new hardware means lower costs. Virtual desktop (VDI) solutions save thousands of dollars in investment on the initial acquisition of massive servers, hardware, and disaster recovery resources. As for small-medium businesses, they lose extra dollars to ensure that their data is safe under any circumstance. Low assets keep margins, and thus, firms gain significant benefits from the virtualization model. 

Enable Efficient Hybrid Model with ACE Virtualization Solutions 

Hybrid work demands an augmented focus on security and endpoint flexibility. A virtual desktop solution centralizes access to applications in the cloud, allowing you to boost security by eliminating the need to store applications or data on endpoints.   

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Virtualization solutions such as DaaS have found a place among enterprises that want to enable hybrid work without needing data to reside on endpoints.  

ACE’s Virtualization Services has a pay-as-you-go model that brings about favorable change to the annual budget of the firms. Our application virtualization solutions can be tailored to meet the specific needs of firms. With us, enterprises can adopt the best approach to hybrid work with incredible deployment flexibility. For example, if your departments need extra security and preferred apps, you can share that information with us and get it done at an early stage. 

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