Nerdio, a pioneer in Microsoft Azure IT automation and the definitive Azure solution for MSPs, announced the launch of True Windows 10 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to continue its mission of empowering MSPs to build successful cloud practices in Microsoft Azure. In addition to deploying virtual desktop environments using the more traditional Windows Server 2016 operating system with Windows 10 “desktop experience,” MSPs can now provision virtual desktops for their customers using the Windows 10 Enterprise desktop operating system.
This offering will allow MSPs to deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktop workloads in Azure. They can even mix-and-match Windows Server 2016 and True Windows 10 VDI desktops within the same customer account to enable a smooth transition to True Windows 10 VDI. By leveraging True Windows 10 VDI, MSPs can prepare for the upcoming launch of WVD – a new, Azure-only technology suite from Microsoft that is currently in public preview and is expected to become generally available later this year. WVD will support both single-session and multi-session Windows 10 desktops and will be included as part of the Windows 10 Enterprise license subscription. It is expected to introduce numerous end-user experience enhancements like user profile management with FSLogix technology.
“At BeMo we love making sure our customers are always ahead of the technology curve and we couldn’t do that without Nerdio,” said Bruno Lecoq, President & Chief Information Security Officer at BeMo. “We have worked closely with Nerdio for some time now to ensure that we can easily create Windows 10 virtual desktops today as we bring our customers down the path to full WVD deployments soon. Nobody in the ecosystem knows, and is more hands-on, with WVD than Nerdio.”
True Windows 10 VDI offers users who are accustomed to the Windows 10 desktop operating system a better and more familiar experience, which will ultimately make their transition to WVD very simple and quick. Another key benefit of True Windows 10 VDI is the Nerdio Admin Portal, which automates the management of virtual desktops by enabling remote reset, golden image revert, user profile recovery from backup, desktop VM resize, automatic desktop VM shutdown, and many other time-saving operations.
“MSPs are excited about Windows Virtual Desktop, and they are looking for the right stepping stones to readily position themselves to reap the benefits of WVD once launched,” said Amol Dalvi, VP of Product at Nerdio. “The ability to familiarize your users with virtual desktop infrastructure now through an intuitive and seamless environment like True Windows 10 VDI will be instrumental to a quick and painless transition once WVD is generally available. With Nerdio’s True Windows 10 VDI, MSPs will be one step ahead and the transition to WVD will be seamless.”
True Windows 10 VDI is now available.