The latest business disaster that many businesses did not contemplate was the stay at home order and lock down associated with the pandemic. Many of Colo Solutions’ customers were able to seamlessly transition to their workforce working from home. Some use Colo Solutions’ DaaS services and others collocate their own equipment in Colo Solutions’ data center.

Virtual Desktops, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

DaaS also known as virtual desk tops or virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or remote desk tops has been a great help to businesses during the pandemic. Colo Solutions’ existing DaaS customers were able to easily transition to working from home during the pandemic as the infrastructure provided by Colo Solutions was already in place. Colo Solutions customers that already found the VDI use case beneficial in situations where they had numerous remote offices, or a highly variable work force, among other things, discovered the additional benefit of being able to easily transition to work from home. Perhaps the biggest benefit of DaaS or VDI to a small or medium sized enterprise is the personal support services and management provided by Colo Solutions’ staff to deliver the VDI infrastructure and services and assist with the transition to WFH. Please see our Blog entitled “Physical Desktop vs. Virtual Desktop for Your Business” for a deeper discussion.

Colo Solutions for Disaster Recovery

Other Colo Solutions customers utilize the Colo Solutions data center to collocate their hardware and equipment for both disaster recovery purposes and, in some cases, to provide their own VDI. These customers typically either have their own IT staff or utilize an IT Consultant or MSP to manage and support their needs. Please see our Colocation Blogs including “What is Colocation” and “Why Colocation Needs to Be in Your Business Disaster Recovery Plan.

There are a number of factors that impact which might be best for a particular business. In either case, hurricane season is here. Are you ready? Please contact Colo Solutions to discuss which of our services might best suit your needs.