However, the way in which this can be facilitated is evolving. Buying, setting up and maintaining PCs is an expensive exercise, especially when you factor in the associated management time and costs. Hosted Desktops removes this headache by providing you with a hosted desktop environment, which you can connect to from anywhere via the internet – in the office, at home, or even abroad.
Free yourself from desktop management
Hosted desktops remove the burden of managing individual desktop environments in-house, leaving you to concentrate on growing your business and maximising turnover. Information is stored in our highly secure data centres and delivered to you via any internet browser, so your own, fully customisable desktop can be accessed wherever you are, whenever you want. It is exactly the same as using a PC - simply plug into your broadband connection and you’re ready to go.
Rather than investing in depreciating assets, which require high CapEx initially and then continue to be a drain on your resources, choosing hosted desktops means you no longer have to splash out on PC infrastructure or office applications. Instead, a transparent subscription-per-user model ensures predictable costs and great value for money.
Cut your carbon footprint
Rising energy costs, combined with government-imposed financial penalties on carbon production, make cutting your power consumption a vital consideration. However, as all of your data and applications are stored in our energy-efficient data centres, hosted desktops allow you to make significant savings – accessing them via a thin client means using only 10% of the power a normal PC does.
Add resources on -demand
Scale resources up and down as you need them. Need more RAM or CPU? No problem - just click a button. Our cloud computing infrastructure can deliver resources to you instantly.
Wherever you are you can connect to YOUR hosted desktop . Our networks allow you secure access from any location you wish, which means that you can join colleagues as if you were in the office.
Flexibility is a quality that can pay dividends internally too. Many businesses are now increasing productivity and gaining valuable loyalty by providing flexible working arrangements, including working from home. Home workers can gain access to their working environment, network and applications instantly, without the need for expensive VPNs or providing everyone with laptops. Instead, hosted desktops make the ‘anywhere’ office a reality.
Simplicity and utility
It's a simple idea. Instead of your business dealing with the costs and risks of installing and maintaining the hardware and software that is needed, Hosted Desktops provides round the clock access to desktops and applications. Hosted desktops give you all the benefits of a sophisticated and responsive IT infrastructure, but at a fraction of the cost of the traditional model. From day one of your relationship with us you will benefit from ready-to-use solutions and a reduction in expense, especially as your business grows and changes.
How does it work?
A hosted desktop is a fully-functioning remote workstation. Instead of being held on local hardware, all software and data is housed in our state-of-the-art data centres. This data is then sent via the internet, to an end-user’s workstation (such as a PC or thin client), whilst industry-standard encryption (as used by the likes of Amazon and HSBC) ensures that no information can be accessed by external parties. Keystrokes and mouse movements are then relayed from the workstation to our data centres. This is an entirely seamless process and the end user’s Windows experience is identical to that offered by a traditional desktop PC, allowing interaction with the exact same applications in the exact same way.
No management or IT experience necessary
Hosted desktops are easy to use and easy to deploy. We take care of things so you don’t have to. With this type of infrastructure, there’s no longer any need to worry about patching or administering your desktops, application compatibility or upgrades, or about which vendor’s technology is most suited to your needs – we do all of that for you.
For enterprise organisations
Our hosted desktop solution is perfect for companies who want the freedoms and cost efficiencies of a hosted desktop, but may also want to scale up and/or maintain more control of the system as they grow, especially those with 250+ users.
Utilise our services as a ‘private cloud’, allowing you tactical desktop deployments or proof of concepts without any Cap-Ex investment. Integrate our cloud with your network or domain with ease.
Technology is advancing at such speed that PCs and software are typically becoming obsolete as quickly as 12 months after purchase as they struggle to cope with the growing demands placed on them.
Reliability and uptime
Our systems are built for High Availability, with redundancy, multi-site failover and more. You need never be without your hosted desktop, nor do you need to worry about losing your data - our systems guarantee round the clock protection.
No data is stored on servers or blades. Instead, all data is stored on Storage Area Networks (SANs). These high powered enterprise devices allow for roll backs, secure access and replication across sites for redundancy.
Our points of presence in data centres around the world, delivering high speed access wherever you are in the world.
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