End-user computing (EUC) entails assessing the breadth of end-user devices and identifying the various systems needed for sufficient business operation. Rather than using an individual Point of Delivery (PoD) for each desktop type, application, and database, these systems are merged on to a single platform to improve efficiency.
The platform used should be scalable, manageable, and innate, as this reduces the expertise level an administrator would need. As such, Hyper-Converged Infrastructures (HCI) are the most commonly used platform by organisations for their end-user solutions.
An effective EUC strategy includes all the necessary tools, which can be accessed both on-site and remotely, a business requires to maintain continuity and facilitate growth.
End-User Computing Use Cases
There’s a multitude of values towards implementing a EUC solution. By using an HCI platform, you can gain additional management value as they aid mixed workload environments without the need for expert knowledge of the various systems:
- Remote Offices
Organisations with a large number of remote staff members may find it challenging to deliver worthwhile digital workplace resources. A EUC solution offers desktop and access to user applications remotely and also allows an easy process of adding users and troubleshooting initiatives.
- Compliance and Licensing Control
A EUC solution uses a centralised platform for all user desktops and applications, meaning security and software licensing are easily patrolled. This environment can be personalised to provide all the relevant resources staff needs while monitoring any external software installations made by individual users.
- Remote Workers and BYOD Users
Digital platforms are becoming more diverse and being implemented more frequently due to the popularity of remote working or working from home. A EUC environment initiates a hybrid multi-cloud experience to support this diversity while ensuring the business organisation remains optimal. They are constructed to provide required desktops and applications that remote users can access across multiple devices, helping to increase productivity.
Virtual Desktops vs End-user Computing
A virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is a virtualization solution where a desktop is hosted on a centralised server in a data center and reached through the network via an endpoint device, such as a laptop or tablet.
Virtual desktops have become increasingly popular in recent times. They have several benefits that lend to convenience, including, centralising security, wide-scale and remote troubleshooting, and remote access. The desktop administration occurs on the host server, which lowers the hardware demands for the endpoint device, meaning fewer funds spent on specialised devices. All upgrades to the hardware would occur on the host, and the CPU and memory reallocated from the server to the endpoint devices, which is a more convenient and cost-effective method.
Over time, many people have concluded that virtual desktops are the first stage when developing an end-user computing environment. Applications and database platform multiplications complicate the back-end infrastructure, thus making it a less efficient solution when compared to a virtual desktop.
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