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Hosted Virtual Desktop

A hosted virtual desktop is put simply a way of accessing your PC from another location other than the desk it is situated at. By harnessing a cloud based virtual desktop environment within your business you can dramatically reduce the administration and support overheads associated with deploying, maintaining and managing individual PCs and allows you to centralise the desktop interface by using virtual clients.

By switching to a cloud base virtual desktop solution, you can reduce the total cost of ownership for your business and enable anytime, anywhere access which is useful if your work means that you need to travel, or if you need to access other machines in a business.

These virtual clients sit on central servers in the cloud delivering the desktop interface as a remote application with levels of availability and reliability unmatched by traditional PCs. By enabling secure access to applications and data on any device, when and where the user needs it, successfully providing the highest levels of mobility and flexibility.

Why you might need IT?

Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. Here are the common reasons why organisations are turning to cloud computing services.

Extended Desktop PC's Life Cycle

PC’s can be replaced with lower cost thin-client hardware which means you no longer need to look at investing in new computers every three years.

Anywhere Access

Users can access their desktop from any compatible device, anywhere in the world, with internet access which will help you become more dynamic as a business.

Lower Software Deployment costs

Hosted Desktops vastly reduce the complexity involved in provisioning new desktop applications, reducing administration and support costs.

Predictable IT Costs

Moving from a hardware to a subscription based business model means your IT costs are predictable as you're only paying for active users.

Simplified IT Management

A virtual desktop dramatically reduces the administration and support overheads associated with deploying, maintaining and managing individual PC’s.

Reduced Risk

By removing data from the local hard drives of PC's and laptop's, which can be compromised through loss, theft, hardware failure, fire or flood.

What are the benefits of IT?

The benefits of a hosted desktop are far more than simply improving business productivity through instant access and flexibility. There are significant cost benefits too, moving from a hardware-based business to a subscription-based business means your IT costs are predictable.

Cost

Cloud computing eliminates the capital expense of buying hardware and software, and setting up and running on-site data centres – the racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power and cooling, the IT experts for managing the infrastructure.

Performance

Most cloud computing services are provided as self service and on demand, so even vast amounts of computing resources can be provisioned in minutes. This gives businesses a lot of flexibility and taking the pressure off capacity planning.

Scalability

The benefits of cloud computing services include the ability to scale elastically. That means delivering the right amount of IT resources – for example, more or less computing power, storage, bandwidth – exactly when it’s needed.

Productivity

On-site servers typically require a lot of pro-active management. This can include patching, hardware monitoring and capacity planning. Cloud computing removes the need for many of these tasks, so more time can be spent on achieving more important business goals.

Security

The biggest cloud computing services run on a worldwide network of secure data centres, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. These data centres offer a level of physical and cyber security out of the reach of most small and medium sized organisations.

Reliability

Cloud computing makes data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity easier and less expensive, because data can be mirrored at multiple redundant sites on the cloud provider’s network. In addition, users can access their applications securely from anywhere that has an internet connection.

How do I get IT?

Hosted Virtual Desktop’s are not a one-size-fits-all solutions, we’re happy to discuss with you in more detail your requirements and how Hosted Virtual Desktop’s can benefit your business. Give one of our experts a call today on 01642 309 767 to arrange an on-site visit.

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