new Windows Virtual Desktop is now available!

new Windows Virtual Desktop is now available!

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VideosNovember 13, 2019Elaine Wang

WVD vs. RDS (Why Windows Virtual Desktop)


Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a set of new technologies to deploy virtual desktops in the Azure. Putting desktops in the cloud has been possible for a long time and there are many services out there offering this functionality. Is WVD truly something new or more of the same from a new vendor? In this video, we will explain the four primary differences between traditional RDS (Remote Desktop Services) and the new Azure WVD.

ArticlesOctober 22, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Speed Up Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) With Ephemeral OS Disks – and Save On Storage Costs, Too

Microsoft announced General Availability of Azure Ephemeral OS disks in July of 2019.  This unique Azure feature with a fancy sounding name doesn’t get a tremendous amount of attention but holds great promise for those deploying virtual desktops in Azure with Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).  We wrote in detail about ephemeral OS disks and their...

ArticlesOctober 12, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Overcoming the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Session Host Image Management Challenge

The Challenge Desktop virtualization holds the promise to simplify infrastructure management of end-user computing environments and Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) delivers on that promise by offering a multi-session version of Windows 10 Enterprise OS.  Multiple users can be consolidated onto a single VM instance running in Azure thereby reducing the administration and desktop management burden. ...

ArticlesOctober 08, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

How to Optimize Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Azure Costs With Event-based Autoscaling and Azure VM Scale Sets

At Nerdio, we see thousands of Azure environments running virtual desktops provisioned using our technology.  This gives us a high level view into the relative cost breakdown of an average virtual desktop Azure environment.  The typical breakdown we see is this:   Compute (VMs): 68% Storage (managed disks): 22% Backup: 6% Bandwidth, VPN, IPs and...

ArticlesSeptember 30, 2019Vadim VladimirskiyFounder & CEO, Nerdio

Windows Virtual Desktop and What it Means For the World of Technology and User Productivity 

Today is a big day for the world of technology and user productivity.  Many may not see it as such and just dismiss Microsoft’s announcement of Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) general availability as another feature innovation from their ever-evolving and growing Azure cloud. However, having been neck-deep in the virtual desktop industry for 20 years,...