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Why 2021 Will Be The Year of Apps Virtualization & Virtual Desktop Hosting

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For almost every industry, COVID-19 has changed the way we work forever. It is evident that we have to adapt to the new normal and continue their work with limited exposure to the outside world. As companies look to expand their business operations across borders, it will become necessary to give the employees the tools they need.

This problem can be easily tackled by the combination of virtual desktop hosting (or DaaS) and app virtualization. With DaaS, you can access remote desktops, and you can also ask them to host your favorite applications on the cloud for smoother business operations. This means that you get access to your desired business solution without any hassle of setting up and maintaining an in-house server.

This adoption is becoming so rapid that there is a possibility of double-digit growth in the next few years. Let's understand why app virtualization and virtual desktop hosting will boom in 2021.

Remote Working

When the world came to a halt in 2020, companies that were not ready for working remotely found it challenging to work or closed down. This means that businesses should always be prepared for unpredictable situations (there is always a possibility of another pandemic in the future) and ready themselves to deal with the situation. COVID-19 has also had a significant impact on the mental health of people. Stats suggest that employees would be much happier and productive if they work remotely.

If you decide to set up a remote team, virtual desktop hosting and app virtualization are your go-to tools. Your team can easily access their virtual desktops and apps from the comfort of their homes or any part of the world. All the data will be consumable as they were inside the office premises. All they need is proper authorization and a stable internet connection to access the data.

Continuous Business Operations

During the initial months of 2020, the coronavirus caused havoc across the globe. It disrupted the majority of business operations as everyone was forced to stay inside their homes. This situation also shut down multiple businesses while others are struggling hard to survive. But, virtualization techniques ensure business continuity.

In 2021, businesses will likely depend on virtualization far more than before. This is because most service providers store your data on multiple servers across multiple locations. This also means that one geographical area is hit by a pandemic or natural calamity like an earthquake. Your data stays with you, and your operations run smoothly via the Internet without any downtime.

Data Security

Data security is a massive concern for every business, as an average cost of a data breach is estimated to be $3.86 million. Not just the financial losses, data breaches also harm your reputation in the market. This situation is even more critical today as most people are working from home and can become easy targets of hackers.

Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is one of the prerequisites of working remotely. However, using a VPN might just not be enough as it won't prevent your employees from downloading harmful files or visiting malicious sites. Reputed virtualization service providers offer premium security features such as automatic intrusion detection, the latest firewalls and antivirus, multi-factor authentication, and more. Also, they hire IT, experts to monitor your data for any suspicious activity.

Overall Cost Reduction

Buying computer systems and applications looks like a one-time investment. However what most business owners do not realize that the technology keeps on advancing. This means that systems and applications may become obsolete with time and would require them to make new purchases.

App virtualization and Daas come to their rescue here. This is because all the tasks are executed there the data is hosted. This means that even if you have an obsolete device, you can still access the virtual systems and applications. Also, miscellaneous expenses such as data migration, system integration, and more are taken care of by the service provider, eliminating the need for business owners to hire a dedicated team. 


In these challenging times of COVID-19, the future is unpredictable. But, businesses can always leverage DaaS and app virtualization to prepare themselves for 2021. These techniques will help you design a better remote workforce for the future.




Mohak Arya is a content writer with more than 3 years of experience at ACE Cloud Hosting, a leading VDI solutions provider. He writes blogs on virtual desktop hosting, cloud-hosted desktops, cloud technology, and likes to keep himself updated with the latest technological trends of the industry. In his leisure time, you will find him playing soccer with his lads.

Published Monday, April 12, 2021 7:39 AM by David Marshall
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