4 Reasons you need an Azure Virtual Desktop

Safe and secure virtual desktops for the hybrid and remote workforce.

Whether you’re an enterprise or SMB looking to provide secure desktops to your remote employees, seasonal workers, or consultants, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is an excellent option. All you have to do is deploy the cloud-run work environments on any device.  Click the image to view 4 reasons you need an Azure Virtual Desktop.

Power Your Hybrid and Fully Remote Workforce

Safe and Secure

Enable your remote employees to work from anywhere without sacrificing security. Protect your data and your business with the included security controls.

Productive from Anywhere

Grant employees access to the information and applications they need on any device so they can work efficiently from anywhere.

A Consistent Work Environment

No matter where your employees work, they can enjoy the same virtual work environment and Windows or Linux experience they’d get on a local device.

All-Around Simplicity

A Simple Way to Manage Security

AVD makes it easy to ensure your business’ security by controlling access to your data and applications. This is especially important if you’re working with contractors, seasonal workers, or part-time employees who need temporary access to information.

Quick and Easy Deployment

Using Azure Portal, you can effortlessly deploy and manage your virtual desktops. Assign users, manage security controls, and access diagnostics—all in one place.

A More Cost-Effective Option

Only Pay When Virtual Desktops are On

AVD allows you to be more cost- effective by only paying for virtual machines (VM), networking consumed when virtual desktops are on and storage.

Limit Laptop Purchases

AVD makes it easy to customize and manage virtual desktops. You can use existing devices instead of purchasing individual laptops and spending the time and money to customize each one.

Use Existing Licenses

If you have existing licenses with Windows, you can access AVD. You don’t need to license additional software, lowering your total cost of ownership.

Flexibility that Meets Your Business Needs

Customize What You Share

Do your full-time employees need
the complete virtual desktop experience but want to limit what your contractors can access? AVD lets you choose what level of access you grant to your teams.

Automatically Scale Up or Down

AutoScale your virtual desktops
based on your demand. With AVD, you can adjust the number of virtual desktops as your workforce changes, scaling up for demand or reducing the number based on an exiting seasonal workforce.

Ready to Deploy? After reviewing 4 reasons you need an Azure Virtual Desktop, contact Lighstream.

If you’re ready to power your remote-first workforce with the best and most cost-effective virtual desktop service, Lightstream can help. We have helped dozens of customers across industries reap the benefits of Azure Virtual Desktop. We help them stay compliant with data regulations and configure environments securely to prevent data loss. Get in touch to get started with AVD.

5 Business Benefits of Diving into Public Cloud

Public cloud is a strategic enabler

Public cloud gives IT leaders access to more tools and resources, limiting upfront expense and offering pay-as-you-go flexibility. IT can focus on the business instead of complex management tasks.

Download our infographic to learn five reasons to make the leap to public cloud and why you should work with Lightstream.