Support remote workers with HPE ProLiant and Windows Server

Remote work has exploded in the past year, and all indications are that this trend will continue to increase in the coming years. While recent circumstances dictated that many organizations had to rush to adopt or expand remote work solutions rather quickly, now that the initial urgency has passed many are reconsidering their strategies for the future. After all, video conferencing, email and other workarounds can only go so far. Workers need reliable and secure access to the files and applications they rely on to do their jobs.


Customers can rest assured that HPE and Microsoft are ready to support remote workers with solutions for virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). By leveraging Windows Server Remote Desktop Service (RDS) on HPE ProLiant servers, you can help your customers make sure employees have what they need to stay connected and productive, to keep the business moving forward.


Microsoft RDS

Microsoft RDS is a feature of Windows Server 2019 that enables a type of VDI that provides a cost-effective multi-session environment for giving workers remote access to desktop applications like Microsoft Office and Outlook. RDS enables you to run a single Windows Server instance, either on a physical server or on a virtual machine (VM). Users can then access a cloned desktop image over the network using the remote desktop protocol. The processing takes place, and all instances can run simultaneously on the on-premises server. Businesses that need to support higher-performance or graphics-intensive workloads can add GPU access to provide a better experience for power users. RDS also supports high availability so users can connect without interruptions.


In addition, RDS is easy for users to adopt because it enables them to access applications from the devices of their choice — no learning curve required. Even better, customers that are already running Windows Server may be able to take advantage of the embedded RDS service to enable access for remote employees right away. Just be sure to help you customers make sure they have the right client access licenses (CALs) to do this.


HPE ProLiant

HPE ProLiant servers are designed to support a variety of workloads and use cases, including VDI with RDS. They also build in security features that protect against attacks and recover quickly from downtime. They feature automated intelligence that reduces the time and skills required for deployment and management. Whether a remote worker solution needs to support a small team or hundreds of employees, HPE can put together solutions that meet the needs of a variety of companies.



Massimiliano Galeazzi
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