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The Workspot Desktop Control Fabric Architecture

Today every organization has access to dozens (and someday hundreds) of cloud “data centers,” but legacy VDI architectures can’t keep up. We built the Desktop Control Fabric™ architecture from the ground-up to take advantage of massive public cloud scale. Here’s why that matters.

Each layer of the Desktop Control Fabric is fully managed through a single pane of glass, eliminating complexity for IT.

Multi-Cloud and On-prem Support for Resilience and Performance

Distributed, mobile organizations have unique requirements. When employees and contractors are scattered around the country, the region, or the globe, security, latency and business continuity are primary concerns for remote work. Workspot’s Desktop Control Fabric architecture was designed with this in mind. Separating the control and data planes was a fundamental design decision that enables horizontal scalability across public cloud regions, with everything managed from a single admin console. Older architectures require the VDI stack to be copied to every cloud region, and installing and operating multiple copies of a complex stack is not affordable or sustainable. Learn more about the implications of architecture design for meeting your security, performance, and resilience requirements.

Deploy virtual desktops and apps across multiple public clouds and your own data center for greater business resilience.

The New Math of VDI Performance

The Desktop Control Fabric architecture enables you to place every cloud desktop and GPU cloud workstation in the cloud region closest to each user. That’s how you create low latency / high bandwidth access and deliver amazing performance people love. Only a cloud-native architecture affords you these performance benefits.

Workspot has established a new gold-standard for virtual desktop performance. Debates over protocols are ancient history, along with legacy virtual desktop architectures. The importance of selecting a modern, cloud-native architecture cannot be overstated when it comes to zero-trust security, better-than-PC performance, and business agility that transforms companies.



Place virtual desktops and workstations in the cloud region nearest every user for outstanding performance.

Zero-Trust Security and POLP

Workspot’s architecture design follows the Principle of Least Privilege (POLP). POLP is closely tied to Zero Trust Security policy where no one is trusted, either inside or outside the organization. POLP allows for people and processes to only have the bare minimum access to complete a task. That means that everyone, including the virtual desktop vendors you’re considering, needs to prove how they make your organization more secure.

Architecture really matters for security. Again, control and data plane separation was a crucial architecture decision that among many other benefits, allows our solution to stand apart from any other when it comes to security. In addition, Workspot’s global, real-time monitoring can help to proactively detect risks so IT ad security teams can take action.

The Desktop Cloud Fabric was designed for Zero Trust Security.

Real-Time Data For Maximum Business Uptime

There’s a fundamental choice you need to make: Will you choose “do-it-yourself” (DIY) virtual desktop deployment and management, or does Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) make more sense for your organization? With DIY approaches, you are responsible for the TCO and service level agreement (SLA) of your virtual desktop solution. With Workspot, we take on responsibility for your virtual desktop SLA, plus, you benefit from flexible pricing models to suite each use case.

We collect, correlate and analyze real-time data from all components to determine if anything is affecting the end user’s connection to their virtual desktop. With Workspot Watch we can identify problems in real-time so you can resolve issues fast.

Workspot monitors virtual desktop operations globally, with the only real-time analysis and alerts in existence for end user computing.


A seamless Workspot POC process with seasoned experts who had strong Azure expertise gave Workspot an edge. It was a unanimous decision to select Workspot.”

Matt Hallenborg, Senior Systems Engineer, Technical Operations

Workspot on Google Cloud is the perfect combination of price performance and simplicity.”

Civil Engineering

Flexibility and disaster recovery are strong arguments for choosing Workspot. The cloud approach secures our data better, and we are much better prepared for a business continuity event with the built-in disaster recovery capabilities of cloud desktops.”


Additional Resources

We’re here to help! Access these valuable resources to help guide your journey to cloud desktops.

Proximity is Key

Learn about the “new math” that governs virtual desktop, app and workstation deployments today… Read more.

Executive Brief
Security Advantages

Workspot designed the Desktop Control Fabric architecture for Zero Trust Security and… Read more.

Executive Brief
Ask the Architect

This on-demand webinar features virtual desktop and cloud expert Michael Keen addressing the tough questions… Watch now.