1. Who would benefit from Azure based Cloud desktops
Businesses which typically have 10 to 1000 employee size benefit significantly from Azure virtual desktops offered by Apps4Rent. These businesses have IT limited budgets and limited Cloud experience, but wish to allow access to desktops, servers, and applications for their employees from anywhere, without compromising security or user experience.
2. What is the advantage of Apps4Rent’s Azure WVD based Cloud Desktop plans?
Azure WVD is a service within Azure that can be used to create an environment similar to your on-premises IT infrastructure in the Azure Cloud. What Apps4Rent has done is to build typical environments with Azure WVD suitable for small to mid-sized organizations. We have packaged our design, implementation, monitoring and management services with Azure resources and Microsoft licenses, to offer organizations simple price plans for ready-to-go Cloud Desktop environments in Azure. Your organization does not need to know the nuts and bolts of Azure as Apps4Rent will take care of that. You get predictable month-to-month pricing for reliable, secure, Cloud desktops with 24/7 support from Apps4Rent.
3. What is the difference between session-based and dedicated WVD plans?
Session-based plans include only pre-installed applications on cloud desktops that can use burstable RAM and vCPU resources to deliver a great performance when underlying resources are being underutilized, and adequate performance at all other times. Subscribers are not allowed to install custom applications for session-based plans. Dedicated plans include dedicated RAM and vCPU for each desktop, and the ability to install custom applications.
4. Is Azure virtual desktop persistent or non-persistent?
Generally, Azure Windows 10 VMs supports complete desktop, RemoteApp, and persistent or non-persistent desktops, dedicated or multi-session Windows 10 instances. Our plans are based on persistent multi-session WVDs. We will be happy to provide custom quotes for your specific requirements.
5. How does our Azure Virtual Desktop pricing work?
We have designed our plans for simplicity. Depending on the number of typical business users, we have suggested appropriate dedicated WVD plans based on certain configurations. There is a price you pay for the underlying managed resources and an additional fixed price per user to account for per user licenses, bandwidth, and support. You can add more or less users per plan based on the actual resource needs of your users. At any time, you can upgrade to a more powerful plan if needed. Session-based plans are even simpler. It is one fully-managed desktop per user with 50 GB storage space for a fixed price of $90/month. Buy as many and use.
6. How does one move from on-premise to WVDs?
To replicate a well-run on-premise environment, the following elements need to be assembled and configured on the Azure platform. A large Azure VM that is configured for multi-session WVDs, Azure AD, Domain Controller, storage, backup storage, appropriate Microsoft licenses, and a support plan from an Azure partner such as Apps4Rent. For onboarding and continued support, an Azure Partner is a definite requirement, because you need someone knowledgeable to bridge the gaps in the two environments.
7. What if your existing virtual machines are on Azure?
If you already have existing virtual machines on Azure, opting for Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure reduces the complexities involved in profile management, application access, and load balancing. Everything comes under one roof including interface, control panel, Active Directory, and more.
8. What is the list of eligible licenses to access Windows 7/10 with Windows Virtual Desktop?
Generally, Azure Windows 10 VMs supports complete desktop, RemoteApp, and persistent or non-persistent desktops, dedicated or multi-session Windows 10 instances.
- Microsoft 365 E3/E5
- Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student Use Benefits
- Microsoft 365 F1
- Microsoft 365 Business
- Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
- Windows 10 Education A3/A5
- Windows 10 VDA per user
9. What if your applications are on Windows 7?
As Windows 7 is getting Extended Security Updates till 2023, there is enough time for upgrading applications from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on Microsoft Azure.
10. What if you already have Microsoft 365 license?
If you already have Microsoft 365 licenses, you can transfer those licenses to your Azure WVD environment.
11. How do we get the advantage of using Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session operating system?
You get the advantage of using Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session operation as part of Microsoft WVD entitlement. This can be used only within Azure and is available only through Azure Marketplace. If you attempt to operate it out of Azure, you will receive error message.
12. What levels of graphic virtualizations are available?
There are different levels of graphics virtualization options available in Windows Virtual Desktop. High-performance graphics virtualization is possible with one or more dedicated GPUs in the Virtual Machine. You can also use RemoteFX, which is a high-density graphics virtualization. Dedicated GPUs are performance-oriented while RemoteFX is density-oriented.
13. How does a partner like Apps4Rent add value to Windows Virtual Desktop?
Microsoft Gold Partner like Apps4Rent will help you integrate, deploy and build on the Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities. We also offer real 24/7 support to the end-users and premium services for targeted solutions in the Azure Marketplace. You can pick one of our standard WVD plans, request a quote for your specific requirements, or talk to one of our Microsoft experts now!