Covid-19 Preparedness: Work and Learn from Home Options
There are several options available to support your contingency planning around Covid-19 depending on your IT environment. Here are three:
Option 1: Scale Up Your existing VPN
If your most important applications and data are hosted on-premises, you may need to reconfigure or scale up your VPN solution to support additional users for a brief period. An example of this approach is Pulse Secure’s “In case of Emergency (ICE)” licensing which will cover a temporary burst in users at very low cost.
Option 2: VMware Workspace One
If the management of your environment is primarily VMware-based, then VMware Workspace ONE is a good cloud VDI option. It allows browser-based access to applications and data hosted in a public cloud environment (AWS or Azure) to support work/learn from home activities.
Option 3: Windows Virtual Desktop
If you’re using Microsoft 365 solutions, the quickest route to cloud VDI may be Windows Virtual Desktop. It provides simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, optimizations for Office 365 ProPlus, and support for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) with fast deployment.