Securing intellectual property and maintaining high productivity is a challenge for enterprises with a global workforce. Workspot solutions are helping organizations across multiple industries to address their security concerns and improve productivity for their offshore developers, remote employees and contractors.

The Problem

Engaging with external contractors and developers can be risky. To conduct their work, enterprises must provide these workers access to corporate networks, thus increasing the points of possible intrusion.

Additionally, when remote workers are forced to log into a single data center which may be thousands of miles away,  application performance – and therefore productivity – suffers.

CIOs have tried various methodologies to address security concerns: Legacy VDI deployments, remote access through a VPN, laptops on SD-WANs and shipping hardware back and forth, among others. These solutions suffer from a host of problems including unreliable user experience, lack of performance due to high latency and costly break/fix. This results in:

  • Lower productivity
  • Increased project delivery times
  • Cost overruns

Remote users get poor performance with legacy VDI

Remote users get best-in-class security and performance

 

 

 

Workflow automation enables IT to manage users globally

The Solution

Workspot’s cloud-native, planet-scale solution, combined with Azure’s global presence and high bandwidth backbone, ensures that CIOs no longer have to accept the trade-off between robust security and performance. Our unique architecture provides a highly secure solution that is battle-tested across multiple global enterprises.

  • Blazing Fast Performance: We leverage Microsoft Azure’s global 50+ regions to provision highly secure cloud workstations with minimal latency to ensure high performance for all your applications.
  • Great User Experience: All data is co-located with compute within Microsoft Azure to ensure fast file read/write times and fluid workflow. There is no data corruption or loss, even if your connection to the cloud workstation breaks.
  • Highly Secure: Workspot cloud workstations are not susceptible to theft, loss, malware or user error. There is no data at any edge device or appliance and our highly secure architecture ensures data encryption both in motion and at rest.
  • Automated Desktop Provisioning: IT can leverage existing ITSM workflows on platforms such as ServiceNow or BMC Remedy, or can build their own scripted solutions to orchestrate the provisioning and lifecycle of users’ cloud PCs and resources. Workspot APIs can be used to automate Workspot functionality for adding/deleting users.
  • End to End Visibility: IT has end to end visibility into end user’s access across the globe.
  • Cost Center Billing: Enterprises utilizing external contractors can take advantage of Workspot’s cost center billing capability. Workspot can be configured to directly bill the user’s cost center, alleviating IT from spending precious time allocating costs.

The Benefits

Enterprises can now easily leverage remote developers to scale their workforce and match business needs. The Workspot cloud desktop solution for remote developers will benefit enterprises in the areas of:

  • Business Agility
    • Rapidly onboard and off board new employees and contractors
  •  Security
    • Eliminate reliance on your end point device for security
    • IT has visibility across end-user activity globally
  • Data Sovereignty
    • Maintain compliance with local regulations
  • Competitive Advantage
    • High developer productivity leading to faster project delivery
    • Global access to remote talent
  • Reduced Costs
    • Eliminate logistics and related costs of shipping hardware back and forth
    • Reduce cost of maintaining and supporting physical hardware
    • Enable “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), including Macs and save on end-point costs

 

Read the Executive Brief: The New Math of VDI Performance

Workspot cloud desktops often perform better than a physical PC