Remote Desktop Services (RDS) was erstwhile known as the Windows Terminal Server. It has been the remote access protocol to Windows servers since the launch of Windows Server 2003.
It is a critical function for system administrators to remotely access and interacts with the graphical user interface (GUI) on a Windows server.
Given the existing capabilities, the Windows server allows setting up two concurrent remote desktop connections. The capability enables system administrators to log in to a server remotely to manage it. And that serves businesses more than easing IT teams in managing servers.
The remote connection capability allows users to access and work on a remote desktop. It entails the benefits of cost reduction, higher efficiencies, and quick deployment of advanced end-user applications.
Benefits of Microsoft Azure RDS
Let us walk through the key benefits of Microsoft Azure Remote Desktop Services:
Enable Running Devices of Different Platforms
There seems to be no need to apprise you that the internet has remarkably transformed how businesses communicate.
The internet has rendered the entire business workplace flexible. So, users can get the flexibility to work on different platforms. At the same time, users can work on different platforms while being engaged in a single task.
But, things can not be as straightforward as it seems to be. You will see things running fine when users operate applications that run on Windows.
Things can become troublesome if users need to run a non-Windows device such as an Apple or Chromebook. These devices will not work.
However, you can put your worries to rest as RDS can make such devices work. With RDS, you can create a unified remote desktop facility for all users.
You can configure the RDS environment to give users access to the specialized application on any platform.
Again, it also provides standardization to ensure every user is on the latest version.
Remotely poses many advantages. But, at the same time, it also brings data security challenges.
Contrary to the situation in which all users work in a single location, threats of data security breaches become stronger when users work remotely.
When users work in a single location, businesses find it easier to maintain data security, as they can directly control the data storage location. As such, businesses can control their access to the data source.
But, when users access data remotely, there arises the of users copying data to their devices. As a result, it can create serious security risks for businesses.
However, businesses can do away with the threats of such risks by implementing RDS for their users working remotely. In this case, the business can control the data stored on servers, preventing such unwanted practices.
High Processing Power
Nowadays, the processing power is increasing significantly. So, developers create to leverage the additional system resources available. The underlying reason is that the performances of the applications become good when there are more resources.
Again, all devices cannot run high resource-intensive applications. And the situation becomes worse with older devices that will not be able to run CPU and memory-intensive applications. Such situations can negatively impact the productivity of businesses.
But, Azure remote access solutions can solve the problem. As RDS is server-based, it allows high resource-intensive applications to run smoothly.
Moreover, there is a single instance of the application to manage. And that eases the burden on the IT team apart from lowering the total cost of ownership. Moreover, it allows additional hardware to a server, lowering costs compared to upgrading multiple end-user devices.
Azure Remote Desktop Services can help businesses to implement a cost-effective, redundant and scalable platform to host Windows desktops and applications. The implementation can help businesses to reduce costs, offer a convenient environment for their employees to work, and use the latest technologies to scale up their business.