The arrival of a global pandemic in the form of coronavirus disrupted the market all over the globe. Speaking about business, every sector of it was facing immense uncertainty owing to the stringent rules in most countries. The implementation of the lockdown meant that there would be no business physical interaction across the globe and thus meant no room for working from offices on the part of the people. This disruption by the pandemic led to a facing of an uneven atmosphere on the part of the businesses and led to the newer trend of working on the part of offices named ‘work from home.’ Thus, one of the welcoming effects of the pandemic is the rapid transition to remote working across a large number of industries. One of the most efficient ways for organizations to provide employees with remote access and realize business continuity is through the deployment of Remote Desktop Services or RDS.
The implementation of work from home needed to be integrated in a safer way from the point of view of the businesses. Thus, there needed a technology that confirms a safer running of the business on a day to day basis. Thus, the rise of the pandemic when looked into the sector of business gave rise to the advancement in technology such as Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Cloud Computing and many more. The advanced business technology ensured a smoother a formidable Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
A time when adopted at scale can remove hindrances that hamper employee productivity and business continuity through the means of the right set of technologies which can lead to an efficient work from home atmosphere. These right set of technologies are making remote working no more an option but a choice on the part of the employee.
Remote Desktop Services: The Meaning
Investing in technologies that provide employees with uninterrupted and secure access to the corporate network is the foremost need when it comes to working from home. The technologies that catalyze remote work and enhance employee productivity are been integrated by the businesses that are providing employees with the option of working from the place of their choice. The leisure of working from anywhere benefits the employees with an umbrella of features and thus businesses are focusing on implementing more work from home keeping in consideration the benefits of the employees that will ultimately lead to the benefit of the firm. In this blog, we will understand the meaning of Remote Desktop Services and the work of the same.
What are Remote Desktop Services?
Offered by Microsoft Windows Server, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is a high-level term for the features which let users remotely access graphical desktops and Windows applications in a secure manner. RDS have complete access to the Windows desktop running on the server and is built on the client-server architecture where the clients can connect to the server.
RDS can cater to every aspect of the business and thus is the most-sought after platform for building virtualization solutions. In delivering individual virtualized applications and providing users with the flexibility to run their desktops & apps from the cloud the role of Remote Desktop Services or RDS is known to be pivotal.
Thus, through the means of maintaining a single server through the means of RDS, organizations can build a scalable desktop-like environment. Through the means of Remote Desktop Services or RDS, businesses can choose from a wide range of deployment options based on their preferences and requirements. The options include the following,
- On-prem (or on-premises) deployment with Windows 2016 Server
- Cloud deployment facilitated by Microsoft Azure
- Partner solutions
Working of Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
The Windows desktop that is running on the Microsoft Windows Server is been connected by the user who is working remotely through the means of RDS. The sessions to the remote Windows desktops provide users with the flexibility to work productively even when they are not available in the office as they are secure and end-to-end encrypted.
With respect to tasks including hardware provisioning, IT infrastructure maintenance, and more the deployment of RDS at scale results in a significant reduction. One Windows Server has the potential to provide multiple concurrent sessions to numerous concurrent users through the means of Remote Desktop Services popularly known as RDS.
Thus, Remote Desktop Services offer a universe of benefits to IT administrators and end users. Installation of the packages that are new and the upgradation of software needs to be done only on the Windows server. The upgrades are available to all the users connecting to the server for establishing a remote session. RDS limits the number of concurrent sessions to optimize the overall experience as it provides additional controls through the means of IT administrators. As only the session display is transmitted, the users working from locations where network connectivity is flaky can still use RDS for remote access. Since employees can continually deliver; agnostic of their location latency is a thing of passé.
In recent days the demand to access anything from the place of choice has brought added momentum, that has integrated the concept of remote desktops right in the centre of the stage. Remote desktop services pave the need to not be bound by location or apparatus to find the job done. With staff across the globe finding access to their work from remote places, the importance of remote desktops has been steadily increasing and thus has been the rise in the technology of RDS!