AllOverviewHosted Desktop Solution offering Uni|Desktop, Uni Systems Hosted Desktop Infrastructure service offering is the solution where personal desktops no longer reside on a specific piece of localized hardware (i.e. a desktop PC or laptop) but are instead hosted by Uni Systems Dynamic Services and delivered to enterprises from our centralized datacenters.End-users can then remotely access their individual desktops from any terminal (a desktop PC, a laptop, Tablet, Smartphone or, for maximum efficiency, a thin client) with an internet connection. However, though the user can access the desktop and their individual data from any location, the data itself never actually leaves the datacenter. As such, Hosted Desktops are far more mobile yet more secure than traditional PCs. In terms of delivery and experience, Hosted Desktops require no IT expertise and the server and software infrastructure powering the desktops remains invisible to its end-users. Why Uni|Desktop is Unique? Uni System's virtual desktop platform, Uni|Desktop, allows for true user customization within an environment. So you can install any line of business applications you wish, configure look at feel and all manner of things to suit your needs. Uni Systems Hosted Desktop model, made possible by recent developments in technology, promises to be the future of the delivery of desktops to businesses of all sizes. In addition to the various specific innovations it introduces, it means that, for the first time, enterprise class IT is available to all. Moreover, the broader concept of IT infrastructure on demand – with its flexibility, efficiency and cost‐savings – is perfect for today’s uncertain economic climate, with budgets being squeezed and businesses operating in rapidly shifting circumstances. FeaturesThe Hosted Desktop model isn’t a case of all or nothing, nor is it a ‘one size fits all’ approach in terms of who might use it. Whilst it can be implemented for anything from one to one hundred thousand users and can bring benefits to the vast majority, it may initially be more appropriate for users some rather than others. Similarly, businesses may wish to take a softly‐softly approach by finding a specific user group or problem that needs addressing and use this to test the waters before migrating other parts of the workforce on to a hosted model. No Management or IT Experience Necessary Hosted Desktops are easy to use and easy to deploy. All initial setup and configuration of the desktops, and deployment of applications into them are handled by the hosting provider, from an end user standpoint it’s simply a case of switching on, connecting in and away you go. Similarly, it’s no longer necessary to patch and maintain your desktops personally, or to worry about application compatibility or upgrades, the hosting provider can take care of all day‐to‐day IT administration. Increased Computing Power The speed with which technology is advancing means that PCs are typically becoming obsolete in as little as 12 months as they struggle to cope with the demands placed on them. Being part of a hosted infrastructure means desktops have access to server class processing power, no matter what end device they’re accessed from. This means desktops are automatically kept up‐to‐date with the latest computing technology at the backend, even though the access point might be a decade old PC. Reliability and Uptime Uni Systems give uptime guarantees, failover on its infrastructure, simple back‐up‐and‐restore capabilities available on its desktops and phone and email support available 24/7. For smaller businesses, this means access to enterprise class IT which would otherwise be beyond their budget and expertise. For medium and enterprise businesses, this removes the headache and capital expense of building a full disaster recovery solution and running a large support department for their desktop infrastructure. Security More and more stories of confidential information being mislaid are hitting the press every day, with laptops particularly at risk, and many companies have had painful experiences of departing employees illicitly taking valuable company data with them to a new employer. However, with a hosted desktop infrastructure end users no longer house their own data, nor is it tied to a specific piece of hardware, meaning company information is secure and cannot be lost, stolen or inadvertently erased. Scalability – Desktops on Demand One of the most impressive advantages of Hosted Desktops is the complete flexibility they allow, because they can be provisioned and delivered on demand. That means if a new employee joins the business, their own desktop can be made available in a matter of minutes, simply by clicking a few buttons to add them to the existing account. This makes the hosted model a perfect fit for growing businesses but also means the model can be easily applied on a gradual basis, it’s not an ‘all or nothing’ approach. For example, if a 100 employee business has 20 users’ PCs that are coming to their end of their lifecycle, these 20 users could be moved onto a hosted desktop infrastructure. Thereafter, the business could seamlessly move additional users onto the same infrastructure as and when appropriate. Free yourself from desktop Hosted desktops remove the burden of managing individual desktop environments in-house, leaving you to concentrate on growing your business and maximizing turnover. Information is stored in our highly secure data centers and delivered to you via any internet browser, so your own, fully customizable desktop can be accessed wherever you are, whenever you want. It is exactly the same as using a PC - simply plug into your broadband connection and you’re ready to go. Simple, easy migration Moving over to cloud computing sounds difficult but is in fact quite a simple process. The idea behind cloud computing and hosted desktops is that they provide the same features, tools and ways of working, but with a different method of accessing them. In addition, whilst the services feel familiar, behind the scenes they bring a raft of benefits, such as a disaster recovery and Business Continuity solution built-in to the services. Dynamic IT In addition to the above, Uni Systems cloud services take the infrastructure one step further to allow for a truly dynamic desktop computing model. In essence, this means being able to simply and seamlessly add resources to a desktop infrastructure. Therefore, if a desktop requires more RAM or CPU, this can be added at the click of a button without the user even noticing that anything has changed. This means peaks in demand for computing power can be easily dealt with and, once the peak has passed, resources returned to normal – as a result, it’s not necessary to pay for additional processing power when it’s not required. This model also applies to software applications, which can deployed to one or multiple desktops within minutes, without any interruption of service. This means that the laborious installation process and headaches associated with upgrading or add new applications are no longer applicable, massively increasing business and IT agility. As suggested above, the Hosted Desktop model isn’t a case of all or nothing, nor is it a ‘one size fits all’ approach in terms of who might use it. Whilst it can be implemented for anything from one to one hundred thousand users and can bring benefits to the vast majority, it may initially be more appropriate for users some rather than others. Similarly, businesses may wish to take a softly‐softly approach by finding a specific user group or problem that needs addressing and use this to test the waters before migrating other parts of the workforce on to a hosted model. PricingUni|Desktop is offered per user and its pricing comes on a monthly base.Please fill in the form to receive a quote.