Azure Virtual Desktop provides a foundation for Cloud-powered Digital Transformation, a platform to embrace a New World of Work and enable staff to work remotely and virtually across a variety of devices via a low-latency, optimized experience.
Microsoft documents the details of this business case in the Strategic Benefits of Azure Desktop, highlighting that it can be a key use case within an overall Cloud adoption and migration strategy. AVD can provide a platform for enhancing organizational innovation through improved agility through more dynamic business models that utilize remote and temporary workers.
- Simplified desktop management improves efficiency and allows for management of more devices in less time.
- Reduced end user downtime related to management and security issues.
- Streamlined application and patch management, saving more than an hour handling each device.
They document a TEI (Total Economic Impact) model for Microsoft’s AVD including:
- A three-year 210 percent return on investment and payback on the initial investment in as little as three months.
- Reduced IT costs for maintenance, deployment, and management by 59 percent.
- Reduced VDI licensing and infrastructure costs by up to 34 percent.
- Increased productivity by up to 22 person-hours through improved security response, connectivity, and user onboarding.