VDI is your next play for Desktop Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

August 8th, 2023

This is a fact: 

The odds are high that your business will encounter an IT disaster. 

According to a 2019 LogicMonitor study on IT outage impact, an alarming 96% of businesses have experienced at least one outage in the past three years. On top of that, 31% have had more than ten such incidents, including 8% who’ve reported more than fifty! 

Whether it’s a power outage, a malicious link, or even a natural disaster, downtime can have astronomical costs. In fact, Gartner estimates that mid-sized businesses face average hourly costs that can soar into the thousands or even hundred-thousands of dollars. 

Interestingly, Comparitech’s report on business data loss statistics revealed that just 45% of organizations consider their security budget to be adequate. And among those with a DR strategy, most focused solely on infrastructure, neglecting the crucial aspect of enabling employees to continue working and maintaining productivity. While the organization’s data may be safe, if employees can’t perform their tasks, business operations suffer. 

Traditional physical desktop disaster recovery solutions have proven to be expensive and challenging to implement. Although larger enterprises have embraced Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to enjoy the benefits of workstation disaster recovery, many small and medium-sized businesses have struggled to justify the transition to virtual workstations due to cost constraints. The thing is, though, businesses can’t afford not to make this transition, especially not when Veeam is reporting that the average cost of downtime is $1,467 per minute. (Yes, “per minute.”) 

Key Reasons to Include VDI in Your DR Strategy 

This is where Virtual Systems’ Horizon DaaS (Desktops as a Service) comes into play. Our cloud-hosted desktops and applications provide a comprehensive Horizon Desktop Infrastructure experience in an OpEx model. Say goodbye to capital outlay concerns, as our solution enables businesses to establish a robust desktop DR plan effortlessly and in a cost-efficient manner.  

By embracing our Horizon DaaS, organizations can ensure both workspace and infrastructure recovery, empowering seamless business continuity for end-users. 

Need reasons? Here are four for including VDI-as-a-Service as a part of your overall DR strategy. 

Easy to Implement 

It’s no secret that implementing a comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) strategy can be a complex and budget-intensive endeavor, which is why many organizations, including yours, may have yet to adopt one. However, Virtual Systems’ Horizon DaaS offers a hassle-free solution to elevate your desktop DR capabilities.  

Say goodbye to the need for specialized training or reinvesting in on-premises infrastructure and physical devices. With VDI-as-a-Service, you gain the power of immediate capacity scaling in the face of a disaster. You can effortlessly save desktop images for emergency deployment or have all your users operating in Horizon VDI, ensuring uninterrupted productivity no matter where they are.  

VDI-as-a-Service Is Cost-Efficient 

Traditional physical desktop DR and on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure often require substantial investments in infrastructure and hardware that are rarely utilized. Given the infrequent nature of disaster events and the critical importance of protecting against them, the demand for infrastructure-on-demand becomes evident.  

By embracing a full-cloud or hybrid-cloud Desktop Infrastructure, you can maintain a minimum number of virtual desktops and seamlessly expand your cloud infrastructure when needed, ensuring robust disaster recovery in a cost-efficient pricing model.  

Outstanding Reliability 

The shift in mindset from merely implementing disaster recovery to actively testing it has been evident in recent years. However, many organizations still conduct DR tests once a year or less, which leaves room for potential gaps.  

When it comes to reliability, the cloud stands out as a top choice for DR strategies. Experienced IT professionals express confidence in cloud-based DR solutions because of their consistency in securing your most valuable data.  

With Virtual Systems’ Horizon DaaS, you can experience unparalleled reliability. Our service comes with a remarkable “5-9 Uptime Guarantee,” ensuring a 99.99999% guaranteed service level. This means that your employees’ cloud workstations remain accessible even if your office faces disruptions. 

Geographic Diversity 

For businesses aiming for true disaster recovery at every endpoint, it becomes crucial to establish a geographically diverse solution that eliminates any single point of failure.  

Virtual Systems’ Horizon DaaS offers the perfect answer. By utilizing your on-premises environment and leveraging multiple data center locations provided by Virtual Systems, you can create a robust disaster recovery solution that guarantees access to the application stack for every employee, regardless of their location. Across the country, IT teams are recognizing the need to reinforce their DR strategies.  

As you evaluate your current plan, consider incorporating cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications into your strategy. Learn more about Virtual Systems’ Horizon DaaS by visiting this link or by following VMWare’s EUC blog. 

Choose Virtual Systems for Unparalleled Disaster Recovery Solutions 

When it comes to safeguarding your business against the inevitable IT disasters that can strike, Virtual Systems is your trusted partner. With our Horizon DaaS solution, we offer a range of value propositions that empower your organization to achieve robust disaster recovery and ensure uninterrupted productivity for your workforce. 

By choosing Virtual Systems, you gain access to an easy-to-implement desktop DR solution. No longer will you need to invest in specialized training or reinvest in on-premises infrastructure and physical devices. Our VDI-as-a-Service model allows for immediate capacity scaling during a disaster, enabling you to save desktop images for emergency deployment or seamlessly run your users in Horizon VDI. With Virtual Systems, your employees have their workstations at their fingertips, wherever they may be. 

Our commitment to cost efficiency sets us apart. Say goodbye to the exorbitant expenses associated with traditional physical desktop DR and on-premises virtual desktop infrastructure. With our full-cloud or hybrid-cloud Desktop Infrastructure, you can maintain the minimum number of virtual desktops and expand your cloud infrastructure as needed. This ensures robust disaster recovery while keeping your budget in check. 

Find True Peace of Mind With Virtual Systems 

But our offerings don’t stop at reliability and cost-efficiency. Our “5-9 Uptime Guarantee” means that your employees can have peace of mind, knowing that their cloud workstations will remain accessible even if your office faces disruptions. 

Take the next step toward optimizing your disaster recovery strategy. Contact us today to discuss how Virtual Systems can tailor a solution to meet your specific business needs. Our expert team is ready to guide you through the process and provide the support you need to achieve a resilient IT infrastructure. 

And if you’re interested in learning more about our backup and disaster recovery solutions, click here to explore our comprehensive range of services. 

Protect your business, ensure business continuity, and experience the peace of mind that comes with Virtual Systems’ industry-leading cloud IT solutions.

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