With a hosted desktop solution, the office networking and local devices can be simple and generic plus most new offices have network cabling in-situ. If you are starting from scratch, the technically simplest Internet connection (although perhaps two of them for resilience) and thin-client solution will do. It is cheap and fast. Regional offices can be set-up cheaply without drama or excessive cost and delay.
Do you have a project starting up using one or more third parties and are wondering how to give them secure access certain parts of your IT network? Or, have you recently bought another organisation and need to get them onto your IT as fast as possible, even from their existing office and network? Providing them with a hosted desktop can be done much more quickly and cost-effectively than buying them all laptops.
Hosted desktops can be accessible from almost any connected device securely over the internet from any connected location. Your people could work from home, a hotel or seamlessly from an alternative office. Their hosted desktop is virtually device independent, so wherever they log-in from, they get the full desktop experience as if they were using a local PC.
At GoCloud we have the core hosted desktop applications up and running already, which can give customers a fast-track to a proven design that will enable them to get up and running rapidly.
Hosted desktops can be accessible from almost any connected device securely over the internet from any connected location. Supported devices include PCs, MacBooks, netbooks, thin clients, iPads and other tablets, iPhones and Android devices. The service requires a connection, but will operate well over 3G / 4G or WiFi and uses less bandwidth than a locally installed application. Your local machine is operating as a remote control for a distant PC and data is not downloaded over your connection, improving speed and security.
Because the hosted desktop is hosted in a data centre rather than on a local device, it is always connected and is device independent. Therefore, even major upgrades can be done overnight (or off-peak times) without impact to the local hardware.
There has always been a challenge around securely supporting the corporate applications and networks on an unknown or wide variety of devices. A hosted desktop is ideal for this model, because the end-point-device does not need to be on a trusted network, it can access the hosted desktop securely over the Internet. This makes it relatively easy to lock down the connection and keep viruses out and data in.
In a virtual world, compute power flexibility can present itself as either “a number of desktops” or as “the processing power, memory and storage associated with each desktop”. Both are flexible, so you can increase or decrease your number of staff safe in the knowledge that your desktop capability and costs will scale smoothly.
In addition, GoCloud can monitor the actual usage of your various staff-groups to determine whether the individuals need more power and performance or whether there is over-capacity in the system, thus giving you the ability to control their performance experience.
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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.