AVD Business Case

This is the Header 2. Azure Virtual Desktop provides a foundation for Cloud-powered Digital Transformation.

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.

Business Impact

Forrester offers this business impact guide for VDI, defining key business case benefits:

  • 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.
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