Posted on 2013-05-23
Hi there, this is a general question about what virtualization.
I support a small company of about 20 people. Few employees are exclusively remotely and they come to the office maybe once a week to do paper work, they need access to a desktop environment so i have provided with vpn access to their office computers and when they are in the office they use their own computers, so far so good. The problem is that the company will be adding more remote users, the problem i'll be facing if i continue the current approach is that i'll have a many computers in the office taking up space for waiting for remote users to connect to it.
I'm not that familiar with virtual environment solution and/or its cost benefit. I have used vmware and openbox at a personal level but when i ran it as test for the production environment i found out that it wasn't feasable because it was just too slow.
What kind of solution can i look at to address this issue? the goal is to have remote users connect to a virtual desktop enviroments with all apps, printers, and shared drive while keeping it cost effective.