Azure VDI, or Azure Virtual Desktop, is a service that allows you to create and manage virtual desktops and applications in the cloud. VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a technology that creates a secure tunnel between your device and a private network. Both Azure VDI and VPN can enable remote work, but they have different advantages and disadvantages.
Some of the benefits of Azure VDI over VPN are:
- Azure VDI provides a consistent and high-performance user experience, regardless of the device or location of the user. VPN performance depends on the end-user device and the internet connection quality.
- Azure VDI offers better security and compliance, as the data and applications are stored in the cloud, not on the user’s device. VPN exposes the data and applications to potential risks, such as malware, theft, or loss of the device.
- Azure VDI simplifies the management and maintenance of the virtual desktops and applications, as they are centrally managed by Azure. VPN requires more configuration and administration of the end-user devices and the private network.
- Azure VDI supports scalability and flexibility, as you can easily add or remove virtual desktops and applications based on your needs. VPN has limitations on the number of concurrent connections and the bandwidth of the private network.