Who benefits from Velocity Desktop?

How do I make everyone more productive while keeping everything secure and differentiating us from our competition, all while reducing costs?
Head of IT for a mid-size organisation
How do I make Azure work for me and my users? How do I deliver the services we need quickly and more efficiently and make IT the hero as we digitally transform?
Infrastructure Manager
I need to be able to work from home, or wherever I choose, on whatever device I have to hand. How can I continue to be productive when out of the office? How do I access everything on the go?

Geoff worries about how to deliver IT services to his full time employees and contractor staff, to enable them to be as productive as possible, while also keeping his organisations’ data secure. He is under pressure from the senior management team to deliver services that help differentiate their business from others, ensuring they continue to grow their revenue and attract the best staff, in a highly competitive environment.

His budget has been reduced year on year and he is under pressure to save even more over the coming months and years.

Geoff has asked Susan to lead on delivering his vision for digital transformation. Susan knows their current on-premise technology better than anyone and has delivered remote desktop and VDI solutions via traditional means for years.

She knows that the cloud can provide benefits for her but doesn’t fully understand how to make use of the new opportunities it presents.

She has to stand up remote working environments quickly and securely, allowing all their users to work remotely as needed with as little interruption as possible.

She is also being asked to deliver new services much more quickly than before –both FTEs and contractors expect things to happen yesterday and her current infrastructure is not up to the job. She wants to improve the user experience and also improve the feedback her team receives.

She has several mission critical legacy applications and is doing her best to handle a growth in demand while being asked to consistently reduce costs. She knows that several of her core services are going end of support soon and that her hardware is starting to creak and could do with an upgrade.

Henry often finds himself working or completing projects away from the main office campus. He wants access to all of his data, applications and files wherever he is, while also being able to collaborate with his colleagues and customers on the go.

Henry is successful and an asset to the business He is often approached by other organisations and recruiters trying to tempt him away from his current employer and he needs to feel valued and empowered to do his best work, wherever and whenever he needs to.

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Deliver the only multi-session Velocity Desktop experience

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Velocity Desktop allows you to provide your users with the only multi-session Windows 10 experience, virtualised in the cloud, that is always up to date, scales as you need it to and is not only available, but a great experience on any device.

Velocity Desktop allows Geoff to ensure that staff can access the same desktop whenever and wherever they are. Whether they choose to use their laptop, their phone, their iPad or a combination of all of them, they have access to the same apps and files, but Geoff knows their data is secure.

Susan is able to deliver desktops to users in a fraction of the time. He no longer needs to wait for hardware to be delivered, or to install operating systems and application software. She simply logs into the Azure portal and can begin provisioning new desktops immediately.

All of the Office applications that you rely on are right there in Velocity Desktop. New FSLogix technologies mean that login and application launch times are sped up dramatically, allowing you to deliver a great Office 365 experience, even in multi-user, non-persistent environments.

Susan is happy as this allows her to deliver a better experience to his users and improve the reputation of his department, while Geoff is pleased that he can deliver a differentiated offering to his staff, that helps his business stand out from the competition.

Henry gets a first class productivity experience on whatever device he chooses to use and wherever he chooses to work.

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Deploy and scale in minutes

Velocity Desktop also offers a simplified management and deployment experience, allowing you to migrate your existing Windows Server Remote Desktop environment.

Susan can leverage her existing skills and expertise, to deliver a stable and secure environment in a fraction of the time.

Henry gets access to all the apps he is accustomed to and a great user experience wherever he is.

Velocity Desktop allows Susan to deploy and scale quickly and easily. Previously, she often had to wait for new hardware to be delivered, installed and configured before she could even begin to think about getting users up and running.

Now, she can quickly virtualise and deploy her modern and legacy apps to the cloud in minutes, manage them easily and in a unified way through the Azure portal and dynamically scale as needed,  ensuring she always has the horsepower she needs to keep her users happy.

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Why trust Velocity Desktop?

Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

Microsoft employs more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud service provider. 

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Further reading

Windows Velocity Desktop Overview
Watch an introductory video, read over key capabilities, requirements and much more here


Windows Velocity Desktop Blog
One of our Cloud Solution Architects, shares his first impressions of Velocity Desktop here.

Latest News and product updates
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What operating systems does Velocity Desktop Support?

Velocity Desktop supports Windows 10 multi-session, Windows 10 single-session, Windows 7 single-session and Windows Server 2012 R2 and newer operating systems.

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How do I access and pay for Velocity Desktop?

The great news is you can access Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 7 Enterprise at no additional cost if you have an eligible Windows 10 Enterprise or Microsoft 365 licence. Access desktops powered by Windows Server Remote Desktop Services at no additional cost if you’re an eligible Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access License (CAL) customer.

You pay only for the Azure compute, storage and networking associated with the virtual machines that you use in your environment.

Take advantage of options such as one-year or three-year Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances, which can save you up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go pricing. Reserved Virtual Machine Instances are flexible and can easily be exchanged or returned.

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How can Sol-Tec help?

We can help you buy, deploy and make use of Velocity Desktop capabilities.

We can help you integrate your existing Citrix or VMware remote desktop instances with Velocity Desktop, or help you start fresh and take all the hassle out of deploying your virtual desktop environment.

We can also help you solve challenges around legacy applications or hardware and accelerate your transformation to a modern desktop and productivity platform.

Let us help you make your students, staff and faculty more productive, while reducing costs, increasing security and improving compliance.

If you’d like to speak with an Azure expert call us on 01189 514 200 or drop us an email.

Do we need a new Azure tenant to use Velocity Desktop?

No, you can use your existing Azure tenant.

Try Velocity Desktop for yourself

Sol-Tec can set you up a live pilot of Velocity Desktop so
why not test the benefits for yourself?

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