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Virtual Desktop Provider Desktop Anywhere Launches New Service Due To Increasing Demand For UK Cloud Computing Services

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Desktop Anywhere is a UK cloud computing company specialising in virtual desktops  and cloud computing services for companies with anywhere between 5-1,000 users. With clients in various industries such as finance, property investment, fashion, professional services and publishing, they are a trusted IT partner for any serious organisation looking at cloud hosting.

August 2011 sees the launch of a new VMware based cloud platform designed to meet the needs of existing and future customers, with enhanced features such as server and data replication, fast graphic streaming, remote sound and a large storage capacity for hosted exchange email accounts. The on-demand service allows companies to customise their desktops to exact requirements and provides the ability to instantly deploy new applications and resources.

Hosted virtual desktops have been used by Desktop Anywhere’s customers since 2006 and with a proven track record of reliable and stable systems they are a leading provider of cloud services, offering guaranteed availability of 99.9% across all cloud hosting services, utilising multiple data centres for disaster recovery and failover benefits.

Lee Smith from IT company Network London says “there has been a steady increase in customer awareness of cloud computing over the past 4 years and now is the time for companies to take the leap and move their systems to the cloud to improve security and disaster recovery for their business”.

Desktop Anywhere prides itself on being able to offer cutting-edge infrastructure that delivers super-fast end-user experiences, enhanced security, efficiency and productivity for in-house staff and empowerment for mobile work forces with vastly improved office connectivity and remote working.

Gartner surveys suggest that cloud computing is set to grow significantly in the UK and Desktop Anywhere are ready to help companies take the next step in moving IT system to a secure, remote platform designed to maximise your business’ potential.

Empower your company now by contacting Desktop Anywhere, the experts in UK cloud computing.

The Benefits of Hosted Desktop Systems

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Hosted desktop is still in relatively early stages, but it has already generated enough interest in business owners’ minds worldwide. The concept is pretty straightforward – imagine all your data, applications and e-mail stored centrally on a server, from which you can access these files any time you want. So what is special about it? Anybody can get a server PC and host his files, right? Well, yes, but they do not get to access it from anywhere in the world, via laptops, or even smart phones. That’s right, hosted desktop systems allow you to access your files in a secured manner, anytime, anywhere.

The benefits of hosted desktop systems are manifold. However, the most significant ones are as follows:

1. Cost savings: This is undoubtedly the most significant advantage that hosted desktop services provide, especially during these recession plagued times. Having a hosted desktop service frees you from the obligation of purchasing powerful hardware, maintaining a server and a multitude of workstations, hiring a technically proficient support team and so forth. All these responsibilities are handled by the service provider, leaving you with a much less financial overhead and more time to concentrate on running your business, not supporting its infrastructure.

2. Secured data storage: Data security is of paramount importance in today’s world. The internet is rife with viruses and worms. Hackers are also constantly trying to access your sensitive data, including financial information like credit card numbers, passwords of bank accounts, etc. When you opt for a hosted desktop service, you will get solid security for your mission critical information. There will be firewalls and antivirus software installed on the server. Any type of data transfer will be encrypted, ensuring almost total immunity against hacking attempts. Even your e-mail conversations will be encrypted and scanned to prevent virus infections and hacking.

3. Automatic disaster recovery: Desktop hosting providers take back ups of your sensitive data on a regular basis, ensuring that if disaster strikes, your data will not be lost. If you try to maintain data stores of your own, you will have to worry about disaster recovery and business continuity in case of an unseen disaster. But here, you are free to concentrate on running your business. Your provider will take care of the rest of your concerns.

4. Flexibility of working from anywhere: Since your data is centrally stored on a server, you and your employees can access it from anywhere, via a web interface. This ensures that your business operations are never affected by any natural calamity, especially if your data is stored in a different geographical location.

These are the benefits of desktop hosting that are worth considering when opting for a desktop hosting service. You should definitely opt for such a service to give your business a significant leverage in today’s competitive business world. It will give you total peace of mind, and almost impenetrable security for your business data.

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