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What is Virtual Desktop Zero Infrastructure?

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Who better to talk about technological advancements and the benefits of choosing a serverless virtualization solution (Virtual Desktop Zero Infrastructure) than the experts directly involved in it?

 

"For this article, we interviewed the following experts: Jean-Marc Gonon, President of Wisper; Bertrand Micheau, Managing Director of Wisper; Nicolas Prochazka, CTO of Wisper; Arnaud Congretel, Operations Manager at Wisper; Amin Ghannay, Commercial and Product Director at Wisper."

 

Our team members happily agreed to play the game and give their definitions of virtualization without infrastructure.

Through the explanations that you will read in this article, you will understand at best what this breakthrough innovation is, what are its advantages, its challenges and what it represents for the market.

 

What is VDI without infrastructure?

 

Virtual Desktop without infrastructure represents “a significant advance in virtualization” for Nicolas (CTO), “a new fundamental concept” according to Bertrand (Managing Director) or “an innovative approach” for Amin (Director of Sales and Product). 

Indeed, the key point of this breakthrough innovation is the elimination of server infrastructures. Customers will be able to run users' virtual machines locally, which will bring lightness, drastic cost reduction and an improved customer experience. 

As Arnaud (Operations Manager) put it: 

“In other words, VDZI offers the benefits of VDI without the need for a dedicated infrastructure, creating a more efficient and cost-effective approach to desktop virtualization.”

 

For Wisper’s Managing Director, Bertrand, the Virtual Desktop without infrastructure is positioned as a hybrid solution. It exploits the best of both worlds: on the one hand, it offers the resiliency of a virtualized PC in the workplace itself, while on the other hand, it centralizes essential services such as update management, patch management, security, remote access and VPN.

Finally, Wisper offers a virtualization solution without infrastructure which has three fundamental advantages: the elimination of infrastructure impact, the elimination of deployment time and the reduction of infrastructure costs.  

 

How does ceBox Workspace stand out from traditional virtual desktop approaches?

 

The ceBox Workspace solution by Wisper is an innovation that is positioned between two types of approaches that are the classical VDI which allows to create virtual desktops on central servers and Cloud PC. Each user connects to a virtual desktop from their device, but the processing and storage of virtual machines is done in the servers. 

 

One of the main criticisms of conventional VDI is the need for a considerable internal infrastructure to host workstations or applications, resulting in massive investment and rigidity in deployment. This model is often considered cumbersome and not very agile, especially when it comes to responding to external growth, rapid developments or acquisitions.

 

Arnaud confirms this by indicating that the ceBox Workspace solution “stands out for its philosophy of minimal installation at the customer’s premises, marking a significant difference from traditional virtual office approaches”

 

The second competing approach of ceBox is Cloud Computing which is a model for delivering IT services via the Cloud. Services may include servers, storage, databases, networks, software, analytics and other computer resources. Nevertheless, this system creates a strong dependence of the company on cloud providers such as Google or Amazon

The solution offered by Wisper offers the user the conservation and control of his environment on site, without the need to install anything complex, thus offering a truly agile approach.

Finally, Bertrand, Managing Director of Wisper, says that the ceBox Workspace solution will stand out for its flexibility, speed of deployment, and innovative application management. This offers a balanced solution between performance and security.

 

How will ceBox increase the efficiency and productivity of companies?

 

Everyone agrees that the ceBox solution has a positive impact on productivity. 

Amin Ghannay, Sales and Product Manager, summarizes this idea very well by specifying: 

“ceBox Workspace improves efficiency by enabling local execution of virtual machines (VMs), giving users immediate access to their virtual desktops. This approach reduces maintenance downtime and minimizes potential downtime resulting from on-premise infrastructure or cloud hosting issues.”

By staying directly on the user’s workstation, Wisper’s solution offers a level of comfort comparable to that of a traditional PC, while preserving the benefits of VDI.

Arnaud’s answer completes this notion by adding that the end user benefits from a fluid, fast and reliable experience, without worrying about display or sound degradation.

“For the user, the main thing is that everything works quickly and efficiently, and ceBox meets this requirement without compromise.”

 

In terms of security, how does the ceBox solution enhance data protection?

 

For customers, data preservation is a major concern. In addition, the legal dimension associated with data protection must be taken into account. That’s why Wisper delegates data management to customers, giving them absolute control, while providing them with the right environment and applications.

Nevertheless, ceBox offers several solutions regarding data protection: 

  1. Read-Only Mode: This mode resets the environment to its initial state at each boot, ensuring that any malware or ransomware is eliminated.
  2. SD-WAN Telework Tunnel: ceBox offers a secure tunnel tool using SD-WAN tunneling with the customer information system, enhancing security during telework sessions.
  3. Double Authentication: ceBox offers the possibility of setting up double authentication, adding an additional layer of security by requiring validation on the user’s mobile phone.
  4. Encryption of Environments: The environments provided by ceBox are encrypted, ensuring the confidentiality of data during transmission and storage.
  5. Tight Separation: A strict separation is maintained between the ceBox operating system (ceBox OS) and the environments themselves. Even in the event of a successful attack on the VM, access to client environments is protected.

 

In conclusion, CTO Nicolas states: 

“In short, the ceBox solution enhances security by providing greater control over the work environment, while providing the benefits of VDI without the constraints of a heavy infrastructure. This approach helps detect and respond to threats more effectively, providing a more secure experience for users.”

 

How does the ceBox solution align with the concept of Virtual Desktop Zero Infrastructure ?

 

For this question, the answers of the entire Wisper team are unanimous, ceBox does not align, but embodies this type of solution.

“We are not following the trend in this area, we are convinced to be leaders, creating a new universe.” says Jean-Marc, President of Wisper.

In addition, Bertrand, the Managing Director of Wisper explains that ceBox fully embodies the concept of Virtual Desktop Zero Infrastructure (VDZI) by adopting a visionary and proactive approach. 

Rather than simply anchoring itself in an existing model, ceBox creates it, thus cleverly taking advantage of the advantages of cloud and on-premise. This innovative approach positions ceBox as an innovative and unique leader in this field.

 

In terms of cost, how does a Virtual Desktop solution without infrastructure allows companies to save more money?

 

In terms of cost, Virtual Desktop Zero Infrastructure (VDZI) offers significant benefits to businesses. In the absence of dedicated infrastructure, the company is achieving substantial savings on several fronts:

  1. Infrastructure savings: The company does not need to invest in servers, pay for electricity, air conditioning, or employ staff for infrastructure management. This also includes maintenance and support related to a physical infrastructure.
  2. Centralization and economies of scale: Centralization of resources allows economies of scale. Gateways and other elements can be pooled, reducing associated costs.
  3. Quick deployment: The ability to deploy quickly anywhere in the world translates into business savings. Less time and resources are needed to set up new activities or develop positions.
  4. Reduce intervention costs: Centralization reduces intervention costs because fewer people are needed to manage the deployed infrastructure.

 

Compared to traditional VDI, the savings are significant. Indeed, the absence of dedicated infrastructure needs saves considerable costs. The VDZI offers a more cost-effective alternative, eliminating the need for unnecessary advanced features for some businesses.

Nicolas (CTO) stated that “ceBox stands out for its competitive cost, offering an economical solution without compromising performance, while minimizing the environmental footprint associated with traditional solutions.”

 

What is the feedback of users on the approach of ceBox, a Wisper solution?

 

For this question, Nicolas, CTO of Wisper specifies that from the point of view of the end user, the experience with ceBox is “transparent, similar to a traditional PC. Stability is highlighted as a major advantage, as the workstation remains constant thanks to the benefits of VDI. Bugs are significantly reduced, ensuring a smooth and reliable user experience.

The objective of ceBox is that the user does not perceive any significant difference in his daily experience. 

However, satisfaction is mainly measured on the part of administrators and the IT department. They benefit from simplified deployment, better control over the environment, and reduced security issues.”

The feedback from VDZI users, in particular ceBox, is very positive with several concrete use cases:

  1. Training rooms: Use in training rooms is highlighted as very effective. The key advantage lies in the possibility of starting each day with new workstations. This provides flexibility of use and, from a security perspective, enables rapid deployment of updates or patches across all workstations.
  2. Telework: For telework, ceBox greatly facilitates its implementation. The environment is preconfigured, eliminating the need for users to memorize complicated codes. By turning on their station, users can automatically connect to the client’s infrastructure, simplifying the process.
  3. Call centers: In the context of call centers, ceBox stands out for its speed of deployment, security and ease of recovery and business continuity in the event of cyber attacks.

These examples demonstrate the flexibility of use, ease of deployment and responsiveness to the specific needs of users, thus reinforcing the value of ceBox and Wisper in various professional contexts.

 

In conclusion, the revolution in virtual desktop management is embodied by the Virtual Desktop Zero Infrastructure, with the innovative ceBox solution in pure player. The approach adopted by ceBox, characterized by a light installation at the customer, eliminates the need for imposing infrastructures, thus offering a fluid user experience. 

Integral security, optimally managed, ensures data confidentiality, integrity and availability, with a tight separation between ceBox OS and virtual environments.

This technological boom is not only a breakthrough in terms of functionality, but also has a significant economic impact. Companies can achieve substantial savings by eliminating dedicated infrastructure, efficiently centralizing resources and reducing intervention costs.

 

By redefining enterprise computing, Vortual Desktop Zero Infrastructure with ceBox offers a flexible, secure, cost-effective and responsive approach to changing needs. This revolution in virtual desktop management and deployment paves the way for a more promising IT future. In short, ceBox marks a major turning point in the way companies approach their IT infrastructure, offering a complete and avant-garde solution to meet the challenges of digital transformation.

 

A special thanks to the various speakers for this article which are: 

  • Jean-Marc Gonon, President of Wisper
  • Bertrand Micheau , Managing Director of Wisper
  • Nicolas Prochazka, CTO of Wisper
  • Arnaud Congretel, Head of Operations at Wisper
  • Amin Ghannay, Sales and Product Director at Wisper

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