Maintaining legacy remote desktop solutions poses complex challenges for organisations, encompassing security, compatibility, performance, and scalability.
Trent & Dove embarked on a journey to fortify their security measures, seeking a seamless integration with Entra ID, a cloud-based identity and access management service. This case study delves into the successful implementation of Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) to address these challenges, emphasising the intricate details of authentication enhancements and operational efficiency gains.
Trent & Dove encountered common challenges associated with legacy remote desktop solutions, prompting the need to improve security and streamline authentication.
The objective was clear: enhance security measures through the integration of Entra ID, a cloud-based identity management solution that offered authentication and authorisation services aligned with the client’s security enhancement goals.
The selected solution, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), emerged as the ideal platform for full desktop and remote application delivery. Authentication for AVD seamlessly integrated with Entra ID, providing the following key benefits:
Centralising identity into a single solution yielded several substantial benefits for Trent & Dove:
Sophie Grehan, IT Infrastructure & Support Manager at Trent & Dove, expressed satisfaction with the AVD delivery, emphasising the A4S Team’s deep understanding of their needs. The AVD solution significantly improved identity security and operational efficiency, providing a flexible and scalable virtual desktop environment. The ongoing partnership with the A4S Team promises continued innovation and exploration of further opportunities.
“We are extremely pleased with the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) delivery by the A4S Cloud Solutions Team. The implementation process was smooth, and the team demonstrated a deep understanding of our specific needs. The AVD solution has significantly improved our identity security and operational efficiency, providing a flexible and scalable virtual desktop environment.
The level of support and expertise exhibited by the A4S Team has been instrumental in the success of this project. We look forward to a continued partnership and exploring further opportunities for innovation together.”
The strong communication throughout this project between ourselves and the client enabled A4S Teams to clearly understand the needs of Trent & Dove and tailor a bespoke solution accordingly. As a result, the successful implementation of Azure Virtual Desktop with Entra ID integration has transformed Trent & Dove’s remote desktop environment. By addressing security challenges and streamlining authentication processes, AVD has not only fortified identity security but also delivered operational simplicity and efficiency. This case study showcases how organisations can leverage cutting-edge solutions to enhance security while ensuring a seamless transition from legacy systems.
Trent & Dove, a charitable housing sector provider, delivers significant social value to its clients. For more information, visit Trent & Dove About Us.
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