Many businesses are looking to make the move to the cloud and hosted desktops. The main reason many do so is to reduce their capital outlay buying servers, software, licences and backup solutions that have a relatively short lifespan.
Some businesses can make the move fairly simply to cloud if they just want to share simple flat files such as Microsoft Office documents, but what about those who have reasonably complex requirements? These can include database driven applications that many users need to access at the same time. If your business has a more complex requirement a hosted desktop solution may make your infrastructure costs more predictable and you get the added benefit of anytime, anywhere access, from a variety of devices.
So what is a hosted desktop?
The basic idea is that your “desktop” is moved into the cloud and operates in a very similar way to one that you would normally use on your desktop PC or laptop. You can access it from any internet connection using just about any device (including smartphones and tablets) that you may have. The connection software is free on almost any device and is built-in to Windows operating systems by default.
What’s the technology?
What technology is used that enables you to use a hosted desktop? Depending on your provider you could have a variety of hosted desktop solutions available. HW Technology’s (HWT) hosted desktop solution is a fully private solution running Microsoft Remote Desktop Services. All equipment is owned and managed by HWT, so you know exactly where your systems and data are stored. We don’t re-sell another providers solutions and all our hardware and software support is provided by ourselves and is under support / warranty with Dell, EMC and Microsoft directly.
How easy is it to move?
If you have an internet connection of sufficient quality (this is important) you could already be ready for a move to cloud. HW Technology will do a full discovery phase to make sure your software and systems can be moved without a problem to a hosted desktop solution.
How can HWT’s hosted desktops help your business?
- Reduce the need for capital spends on equipment
- Complete mobility and remote access. Anytime, anyplace access, across almost any device
- Desktops last longer as you aren’t processing locally
- Lower support costs
- Managed service from user device through to hosted desktop system.
- One point of call for all IT support issues – local and cloud, we even deal with your other suppliers
- Increased redundancy and reliability – enterprise architecture
- Scalability – add users in minutes rather than waiting for equipment and licences
If you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, we are happy to meet or video conference – Just drop us a line.
To find out more, please call us on 0845 504 8989, or complete our contact form.