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Reasons to move to Azure Virtual Desktop

Reasons to move to Azure Virtual Desktop

In today’s dynamic work environment, virtual desktops play a pivotal role in enabling remote work. Imagine having your own personal desktop accessible from any device—whether you’re at home, on the move, or facing unexpected disruptions. That’s the power of virtual desktops. 

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), in partnership with ANS, ensures adherence to Microsoft’s best practices. Our expert-level management and technical support form a comprehensive managed service. This combination is essential for advancing your cloud journey, achieving operational excellence, and ensuring business continuity across organizations of all sizes.  

We have outlined some key considerations to determine whether our critical Azure infrastructure management, which allows you to focus on what truly matters, is the right move for your company. 


What is a virtual desktop? 

Virtual desktops allow your employees to work remotely by connecting to their own personal desktop from any device. Whether at home, on the go, or facing unexpected disruptions, your team remains connected and productive. 

Azure Virtual Desktop with ANS guarantees adherence to Microsoft’s best practices, coupled with expert-level management and technical support through our comprehensive managed service. This combination is crucial for furthering your cloud journey, attaining operational excellence, and securing business continuity across organisations of all sizes. For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), we deliver that key Azure infrastructure management so you can work more efficiently and remain protected while doing it. 


Reasons to move to Azure Virtual Desktop 

An organisation’s strategic objectives are often the basis for adopting Azure Virtual Desktop and might include the following goals: 

  • Critical business events
    Organisations frequently adopt Azure Virtual Desktop to address security, compliance, disaster recovery and data sovereignty requirements.
  • Cost-Effective Scaling
    By using AVD, an organisation can pay only for what they use, and scale resources up or down as needed. If desktop utilisation is lower, consumption costs will be lower.
  • Choice and flexibility
    Depending on their needs, an organisation can run either fully on the cloud or in a hybrid mode with their existing on-premises infrastructure. They also have the flexibility to transition to a fully cloud-based solution over time.
  • Future Proof Performance Gains
    By using the latest advances in computational technology, AVD delivers a smooth and fast experience for end users. This is especially beneficial when running business-critical line-of-business (LOB) applications that require high performance and reliability. Moreover, as Microsoft rolls out the next generation of compute infrastructure in the future, upgrading is hassle-free—no migrations, just a simple click to upgrade.
  • Innovation motivations
    Azure Virtual Desktop streamlines your existing Microsoft 365 cloud presence, facilitating seamless remote and secure hybrid work. It’s the affordable latest and greatest for our evolving working patterns.


The outcomes of the virtual desktop 

outcomes of virtual desktop graphic 

Migrating to the cloud 

Whether you are already on the cloud or not, Azure Virtual Desktop is a solution that can work for your business. However, migrating to the cloud and setting up a virtual desktop environment can be challenging, costly, and time-consuming without the right level of expertise. ANS offers an Azure Virtual Desktop service that simplifies the process, having recently partnered with Nerdio, experts in the automation of AVD, to incorporate tooling to help you get the most out of AVD.  

We work with you to understand your technical requirements and provide a comprehensive cost analysis that covers all the components related to Azure Virtual Desktop. This way, you can have a clear picture of your monthly spending and the total cost of ownership. 



With Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, you can easily virtualise your desktops and applications and enjoy the benefits of cloud computing. ANS, is a trusted Microsoft Partner, having just won Microsoft UK Services Partner of the Year 2024. This partnership can help you get the most out of this solution by customising it to your specific business needs. You don’t need any expertise in Azure or AVD to leverage this powerful suite of tools – ANS will handle all the technical details for you. 


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