Hosted desktops are luring more and more businesses and public sector organisations to make the leap from a physical desktop infrastructure to the virtual, all thanks to a game-changing and money-saving opportunity. It’s the chance to move past the endless tide of ditched PCs, faulty updates, burned money and wasted time and embrace the speed, security and efficiency of the cloud.
Organisations with hosted desktops can forget about the costly and time-consuming process of buying new desktops and laptops, only to replace them again a few years later. Then there’s the constant process of patching, updating and maintenance to deal with, and that’s without even mentioning the complexities of a network infrastructure.
Switching to hosted desktops means that there’s no replaceable hardware on site and software is managed centrally by the provider. GoCloud’s hosted desktop UK support enables users to use thin clients – essentially a monitor, mouse and keyboard connected to the web, without the need of a hard drive – or they can turn any device into a client, removing the need for unnecessary hardware upgrades.
Those involved in IT provision or decision making will know the drawbacks of having to implement an infrastructure replacement, an office-wide hardware upgrade, or just having to endure the daily drudge of updates and difficult-to-apply patches. More generally, it’s hard to work in any part of a modern business today without being aware of the constant hold-ups and disruptions that come as a result of on-site IT infrastructure. A big part of the lure of hosted desktop solutions is that all of this goes away.
Financial decision makers will be aware too of the ever-increasing cost of throwing away one lot of hardware as it becomes obsolete or stops being supported, only to replace it with new machines. With thin client devices and cloud-based desktop systems, these costs disappear, along with much of the cost of IT personnel.
Around 70% of a computer’s total CO2 output over its lifetime is caused during its creation (more for desktops, slightly less for laptops). That means the buy, use and replace cycle is terrible for the environment, as well as for the wallet.
Because hosted desktop systems handle all processing and memory centrally, there’s no need for PCs with hardware that rapidly becomes obsolete, such as processors and RAM. That in turn means far fewer replacements and a more sustainable company. Sustainability in itself has become a major business goal, as it reduces the cost of waste disposal, comes with potential tax reductions due to a decreased carbon footprint, and ensures that your business is working in an environmentally friendly way.
To find out more about our exceptional hosted desktops, give our friendly team a call on 01482 751133.
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Sign up today as a GoCloud reseller and benefit from a FREE hosted desktop with every 5 hosted desktops you sell or purchase for your own business.
Free hosted desktops are for internal use within your company and are a great way to demonstrate the power of a cloud desktop solution to your clients!
Your free reseller environment includes these 4 Virtual Machines running your own RDS environment:
1 Active Directory Server: store user files, profiles & shared drives
1 Dedicated Firewall: with dedicated IP address and VLAN
1 Remote Desktop Login Gateway: for user login & verification
1 Remote Desktop Server Host: the home of each user’s desktop
Reseller Hosted Desktops will only be provisioned upon request.
Reseller Hosted Desktops cannot be obtained in conjunction with any other offer including discounts.
Only Client Hosted Desktops purchased on or after 12 February 2020 are eligible for this offer.
In addition to the free Reseller Hosted Desktops, additional Reseller Hosted Desktops and resources can be purchased.
The Partner must maintain a ratio of at least 5 purchased Client Hosted Desktops to 1 Reseller Hosted Desktop, so for example if you purchase 10 Client Hosted Desktops, you will have 2 additional free Reseller Hosted Desktops. If the client downsizes to 5 desktops, you will either need to relinquish 1 free Reseller Hosted Desktop, or pay for 1 of your 2 Reseller Hosted Desktops.
The Reseller Hosted Desktop is for use by the Partner only and cannot be resold or hired out for use by third parties.
Partners must have a portfolio of at least 10 Client Hosted Desktops within 12 months to maintain the free subscription.
The minimum 5 User environment is not enforced on Reseller Hosted Desktop environments.
We reserve the right to change these terms at any time.