The Server-Led Philosophy
Desktop 365 is a solution that champions a new model of IT implementation, a model referred to as Server-Led.
In brief, the difference is all about where desktops, files and apps are stored.
What is Server-Led?
It’s all in the background – less device, more server.
Perhaps more commonly referred to as “virtualisation”, Server-Led is Desktop 365’s way of better encapsulating how this concept differs to the traditional IT model: Device-Led.
Server-Led IT uses cloud technology to shift a user’s computing away from their device to a centralised, hosted location – a philosophy becoming increasingly mainstream.
The growth of Server-Led IT
You’ve probably heard of it before, but not like this.
The Server-Led approach became mainstream when Microsoft introduced Office 365. The benefits are clear, access from any device – it’s now assumed all Office users will eventually adopt Office 365.
While there’s no right or wrong answer to IT models, many see the Server-Led approach as the future due to its numerous additional benefits.
The demise of Device-Led IT
Device-Led IT will probably never entirely die but, simply put, it’s a legacy model for IT conceived before the Internet even existed.
And while the Device-Led approach has evolved greatly alongside the Internet, there are compelling arguments for how the Server-Led model takes greater advantage of the Internet’s capabilities.
Principally, the Device-Led approach has become restrictive for end users, poses unnecessary compliance risks and creates barriers to scalability. All of which are solved by the Server-Led model.
Device-Led Vs Server-Led
A simple change makes all the difference.
If you’re still unclear on the traditional, Device-Led approach to IT and how it differs to the Server-Led model; our side-by-side comparison should help bring it to life.
What about the user?
If you’re curious how Server-Led IT differs from a user’s perspective, follow this simple step-by-step guide.