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fall in love again

Whether you have already migrated or if you are in the middle of a migration to Windows 10, you will be aware of both the historical and new challenges when deploying and managing Windows on the endpoint. By adopting virtualized desktops or desktop-as-a-service in conjuction with IGEL, you can fall in love with Windows again.

Some things to consider when deploying Windows in the traditional way

Windows Update Cadence

Every 6 months a new Windows 10 version is released. While each new version brings features and improvements, deploying a new version of Windows every 6 months is a challenge for most enterprise IT departments let alone the impact on the user.

Patch Tuesdays

While Patching is boring and can be time consuming, it is still hugely important when it comes to endpoint security. Trying to patch more than just Microsoft applications and ensure that remote machines have been patched is not an easy task.

Supported Versions

The “goal post” has moved a few times on this subject, but for now, Spring releases of Windows 10 (aka 1903) have 18 months support, whereas the “fall” releases (aka 1809) have 30 months. While this gives most organizations time to kick off the next wave of updates, migrating every machine can take time.

Lord of the rings

With constant updates, continued patching and shorter support timescales, the need to operationalize your Windows 10 deployment is required. Creating “deployment rings” helps test new versions of Windows 10 and roll out different Windows versions to different groups of users. Multiple deployment rings utilize multiple versions of Windows meaning your Windows estate is now more heterogeneous than ever.

Back to the future

Sometimes, things go wrong. Each version of Windows when released needs to be tested – at least to make sure that your anti-virus software runs correctly on the latest version. More updates = more testing…and you may not just have time for that anymore.

“We’re going to need a bigger boat”

Each version of Windows 10 seems to “raise the bar” when it comes to the minimum hardware specification.  Coupled with the size of the download, your hardware and your network pipe might just need continuous upgrades.

A better way to deliver Windows without the worry of endpoint management

Virtualize your Windows 10 desktops

Desktop virtualization is no longer just for niche use cases. VDI or DaaS offers better performance and is cheaper and easier to impliment than ever before.
Whether you choose Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, Amazon or any other solution provider, by virtualizing desktops, Windows is easier to secure, manage, and maintain.

Repurpose your endpoints with IGEL

With your focus on delivering the best Windows experience from the data center, you don’t want to worry about securing and managing the endpoint anymore. Instead of migrating your existing endpoints to Windows 10, save time and money repurposing existing x86 hardware with the simple, smart and secure IGEL OS.

Enjoy simplified endpoint management

Forget and remove the pain of managing endpoints and spend more time on managing what’s important.

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Publicly available since Ignite in 2019, Windows Virtual Desktop is the easiest way to virtualize your Windows desktops. Complemented by solutions from Citrix,  VMware, Cloud Jumper, Workspot and others, IGEL is proud to be the 1st Linux endpoint OS for Windows Virtual Desktop.

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