What's Next: Secure Remote Access
Keeping employees safe and productive are key tenets of the “new normal.” Supporting a remote workforce with a platform to securely access core business applications often revolves around a robust, remote virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and application streaming that is scalable, built for the hybrid cloud, and delivers an exceptional user experience. Regardless of whether your employees are full-time or part-time remote, having a consistent method to perform operations is critical for IT to provide business continuity.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an accelerated adoption of remote workers for organisations across the globe. As businesses scrambled to design and expand their existing network infrastructure to provide their end users with a productive way to work remotely, challenges were quickly introduced around cost, security, and performance of this new normal. There were many complexities to consider in managing physical endpoint desktop/laptop devices, requiring a careful review of security protections for access control, data privacy, and ransomware protection. You may have rapidly deployed a remote workforce solution earlier in the year without the longer-term security and scalability measures in place to support a permanent remote workforce. Indicators show this trend will continue for the long haul.
“82% of company leaders plan to allow employees to work remotely some of the time.”
“Of those currently working remotely, 80 percent indicate they would like to continue to work away from the office at least occasionally, while 58 percent would like this to be their primary way of working.”
"56% of employees have a job where at least some of what they do could be done remotely."
To support our customers, ePlus created a Secure Remote Access solution to deliver the agility that businesses require to meet these constantly-changing needs. Based on VMware Horizon, our hybrid cloud VDI approach enables the ultimate flexibility by extending your on-prem VDI environment into the public cloud for on-demand burst capabilities with secure, operational reliability at an affordable price. Regardless of your organisation’s future plans for remote and office workers, this hybrid cloud solution combined with ePlus’ technical knowledge enables you to rapidly provision and deprovision desktops as needs change.
Podcast: Building Business Resilience Using the Cloud
This episode will discuss using data centres and the cloud for effective business continuity and disaster recovery initiatives in the age of the remote workforce
Enabling Hybrid and Multi-Cloud VDI Deployments
Leveraging VMware’s Horizon VDI technology allows you to extend desktop management and security controls across both on-prem and public cloud platforms, simplifying operations and improving flexibility to meet end-user requirements. The ePlus technical services team can help identify the right balance of cloud agility, data centre cost efficiencies, and performance based on your business needs and budget.
ePlus’ Approach to Secure Remote Access
Built upon VMware Horizon and bolstered by our deep design expertise, this ePlus approach helps you bridge on-prem and public cloud platforms to minimise disruption to key business functions in case of disasters, crisis, or any threats to business continuity. Our prescriptive offering includes a readiness assessment, collaborative design planning, rapid automated build, validation, and accelerated go-live timelines. We further provide your team with post go-live operational and optimisation support from ePlus Professional Services.