Hosted Desktops for UK Remote Working

Access your desktop from anywhere at anytime.

Hosted desktops
from £29.95
per desktop, per month

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hosted desktops, perfected

Working in partnership with HP, we've perfected our hosted desktop service to bring you a powerful remote working solution.

£29.95 per user, per month:

>  Windows 10 style interface (RDS)
>  Anti-virus, secure DNS web filter
>  Daily backup with 30-day retention
>  10GB file storage per user
>  2 Factor Authentication
>  Isolated RDS environment
microsoft office 365

Empower your organisation by including our Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E3 add-in with your cloud desktops.

£17.60 per user, per month:

>  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Note
>  Outlook with email archiving
>  Teams & OneDrive cloud services
>  Business tools & device management

What people say about our hosted desktops

"Never any loss of work time"

"Using the GoCloud technology is just like sitting in the office anyway, so there's never any loss of work time.

Even when the country grinds to a halt, you don't, and clients don't, suffer. It's a win-win situation!"

Shane Beardsley

Managing Director
Kirk Ella Investments

"The service is incredibly reliable"

"After working with a hosted desktop provider that constantly let me down I found GoCloud and what a difference they have made!

The service is incredibly reliable and since working with them we have had a smooth, fast and stable platform to work on. Steve and the rest of the team are a dream to work with and I can’t thank them enough."

Andrew Wallace

Managing Director
Remote Support Scotland

"No upfront capital costs"

"GoCloud fit the bill for a number of reasons.

There were no upfront capital costs, we could save on energy consumption and energy bills, and we could pay for their service monthly."

Wayne Barclay

Director
Barclay Jones

how it works...
Anywhere, anytime access.
Cloud desktops let you access your Windows desktop from practically any device, in any location, with internet access.
Everything in the cloud.
Your files, data and apps will be stored securely in the cloud so you and your team can easily access and share documents.
99.9% up-time.
If you lose internet access, or your device fails, your hosted desktop will remain uninterrupted with no loss of work ready to be accessed as soon as you are back online.
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Unleash your business with hosted desktops

Discover how GoCloud hosted desktops can transform your business.

Hosted Desktop Security
robust security

Keeping your data safe and secure.

Through a combination of the latest physical and virtual security, GoCloud users benefit from a broad range of security features.

UK Data Centre
UK data centres

Giving you complete peace of mind.

Our ISO 27001 compliant data centres mean you’ll have a high speed, high capacity, and resilient connection to the internet.

Remote Working
remote working

Access desktops from anywhere at anytime.

GoCloud hosted desktops are the ideal solution to make new home working practices a reality for businesses.

Agile Solutions
Agile solutions

Allowing you to respond to business needs.

From quickly opening & closing offices, to supporting Bring Your Own Device, respond rapidly to your changing business needs.

Reliable Performance
reliable performance

Delivering a dependable cloud service.

Our commitment to service quality is of paramount importance to us. That's why we offer a 99.9% service up-time.

Reduced IT Costs
reduceD IT costs

Saving your company time and money.

Hosted desktops can help you dramatically cut IT overheads, lower energy bills, and avoid large capital equipment costs.

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Cloud, DaaS, and hosted desktops explained.

HOSTED DESKTOPS

A hosted desktop is an IT solution that allows individuals to access their desktops from any internet-enabled device, anywhere in the world and be able to work as if they were using a traditional desktop. Their programmes, apps and level of personalisation would be consistent and they’d be able to work without readjusting to a new desktop environment.

A hosted desktop is more specifically “hosted” by a third party – not an internal IT department and not stored in a generic “cloud”. It’s the quality of the hosting that provides the client with the services, security and reliability they experience.

Hosted desktops are an excellent choice for SMEs thanks to their security, flexibility and scalability. A hosted desktop solution provides a cost-effective way to provide a mobile or expanding workforce with a consistent and high-quality IT network.

Instead of high capital outlays on hardware and software that quickly obsolesces, a hosted desktop allows you to make a manageable monthly payment. In return you see cost savings associated with reduced power consumption and a more scalable IT solution.

Hosted desktop provider solutions are ideally suited to organisations who are growing rapidly or who have seasonal fluctuations in demand. It’s simple to add new users to the system without high on-costs or the fear of unused licences and hardware gathering dust should things quieten down.

Cloud Desktops

The Cloud is a generic term for the IT solution where an organisation’s apps, programmes and files are stored in a data centre, rather than in an office. Employees can access their desktops from any internet-enabled device, anywhere in the world. Sometimes used as a synonym for cloud hosted desktops and hosted desktops, cloud desktop means home screens, programs and apps look familiar no matter which device they are accessed from.

Because the term cloud is so generic, it’s important to be clear about the specifics provided by someone offering cloud desktop services. Anyone with good IT knowledge could set up their own cloud desktop. For instance, with enough knowledge, equipment and space, a group of enterprising teenagers could set up a cloud desktop.

Similarly, an SME could set up their own cloud desktop solution. Disconcertingly, security risks may only be visible after a data breach, by which point it’s too late to act. The ingenuity of hackers and increased accountability resulting from GDPR legislation means data security is increasingly paramount.

For satisfactory service and security, it’s important to ensure a cloud desktop solution is appropriately managed. Co-designed with Hewlett Packard, GoCloud’s hosted cloud solutions are among the most configurable and secure in the UK. They also boast an impressive 99.9% up-time – meaning you can rely on GoCloud for network support day in, day out.

daaS (desktop-as-a-service)

DaaS can be one of two things. It can refer to Device-as-a-Service, but more usually refers to Desktop-as-a-Service, the type of IT solution that lets employees access their desktops from any internet-enabled device, anywhere. Very similar to a hosted desktop, a DaaS desktop means home screens, programs and apps look familiar, no matter which device they’re accessed from. The ability to enable business continuity no matter where or when someone is working means they’re increasingly popular.

Desktop-as-a-Service is a more generic term than “hosted desktops”, because a DaaS desktop may be created and managed by an organisation’s own IT department. In the case of very large organisations with a wealth of IT skills, this can make perfect sense because of the pre-existing system and talent within the organisation.

Whilst an organisation-led DaaS solution requires consistent resource and skills, a third-party hosted desktop allows any organisation to supply their team with a DaaS desktop. For smaller businesses this makes sense – there’s no upfront investment needed in software licences or costly servers, IT experts aren’t required; reducing headcount requirements, and flexible working is easy to manage - ideal for teams in multiple locations.

Needing nothing more than a thin client, the enhanced security, cost reductions and ability for team members to switch between devices means a third-party hosted desktop is a natural choice for many SMEs. Increasing numbers of SMEs are evaluating third-party DaaS as a way of improving their cost-effectiveness and flexibility.

Hosted Desktop Solution

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