What is a Hosted Desktop? and how do I get one?

Dec 01, 2019

What is a Hosted Desktop? and how do I get one?

What is hosted desktop?

Hosted Desktop, sometimes referred to as remote desktop or remote desktop services (RDS) is the technology used to provide a users full desktop experience or set of specific desktop applications from a server.

In most cases we deliver Hosted Desktop through cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS). We can also provide these services in a Private cloud via a colocation datacentre or on-premise through hardware located in your business.

What are the benefits?

With Hosted Desktop from TechCare you benefit from an always-on desktop computing experience for your team. We look after the connectivity, power, security, patching (application of software updates), licencing and preventative maintenance.

Hosted Desktop can be used from anywhere with an internet connection. You can also access Microsoft based applications and your line-of-business applications from modern devices such as tablet computers.

Your sensitive data is all in one place, completely managed by TechCare. If an employee device is lost or stolen, you don’t have to be concerned about the data. With Hosted Desktop, data isn’t stored on the organisations device, instead it’s all on the servers that we manage for you.

When a new employee joins the business, on-boarding and deployment is a fast process. We can deploy new users within your organisation within minutes. Furthermore, as the servers are doing all the heavy lifting, you don’t need to buy expensive devices for your employees.

Hosted desktop is delivered as a managed IT service. A simple, scalable, affordable monthly pricing structure means there is no CAPEX required to start or migrate to Hosted Desktop from TechCare.