Gartner Research

Hosted Virtual Desktop Can Provide an Effective Work Area Recovery Option

Published: 03 September 2013

ID: G00249110

Analyst(s): Nathan Hill , Kevin Knox, Mark Margevicius


Hosted virtual desktop can help IT leaders minimize the impact of business disruption or disaster by delivering services in a flexible manner, independent of physical workspace. When implemented properly for certain cases, HVD transforms traditional approaches to work area recovery plans.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Enhanced requirements for higher levels of workforce resilience will compel IT leaders to consider HVD for select end users
  • Reliance on data center infrastructure and network connectivity may limit IT leaders' use of HVD for work area recovery to select workers, offices and other work area situations

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