I've been considering an idea for a small business secure workspace where each PC is using a flavor of linux, like Xubuntu, so that people can't easily install applications or modify the workstation they use while maximizing the amount of RAM the appliance can use. The people would run VirtualBox which will have been configured for them to use a .vdi that is stored on a Network File Server using a linux server OS, like Ubuntu Server. The .vdi would have an installation of Windows 10 Pro, where each user will have a basic account. The necessary programs they will need to do their job will be installed and a shared folder will be set up to use another secured directory on the file server where they can access documentation and project files.
- Administrator can easily work from their own office, able to log into anyone's account to solve problems.
- Anyone can work from any PC, allowing a more dynamic work environment. If a designer needs to work directly with a programmer, they can work next to each other. If a programmer needs to work with a Content Writer, they can work next to each other. If a big project comes up, a group can be made to handle it, and they can work closely.
- Less cost making it easier for a small business to get started, creating new jobs.
- Is it possible to prevent VirtualBox users from creating a new virtual machine?
- What are some downsides to this configuration?
- What are some more benefits to this configuration?
- Are there any similar ideas that would be more efficient?