Hosted Virtual Desktops are relatively new to the North American I.T. landscape, and have generated quite a bit of buzz recently. This brief and candid document will outline whether an HVD from dinCloud is right for your business.
A dinCloud hosted virtual desktop is a traditional Windows based PC that is delivered from the cloud (a remote, secure data center) leveraging Virtualization technologies, high density computers and storage, and modern Internet and private circuit connections.
Hosted virtual desktops from dinCloud offer many advantages to traditional desktops but are not a good fit for all users and use cases. Generally speaking business application users with access to high speed internet connections will find the HVD suitable for their needs. Users that focus on graphics, movies, entertainment, CAD, or rich content internet browsing will generally not be happy with their HVD due to limitations imposed by internet bandwidth, underlying infrastructure and latency created by the laws of physics.
dinCloud’s award winning HVD’s offer the following benefits:
dinCloud HVD is useful when:
The dinCloud HVD is not a good fit for the following use cases:
Your primary work location is outside of the U.S. or somewhere 1000’s of hops from our secure data centers in the U.S. (it will work, just a little slow) Since we all prefer to take advantage of the rich content available on the internet we have found that a hybrid HVD solution works best, where your internet browsing is done from your traditional native PC or tablet device and your business is done inside the HVD. All you have to do to work like this is minimize the HVD window and use your browser of choice that shipped with your pc or tablet. When you are ready to get back to work you click on the HVD icon and your cursor will be flashing exactly where you left it inside your document. In fact a meteor could strike you PC or tablet while you were in the middle of drafting your personal manifesto in Word (unsaved naturally) and you would not lose any of your work. You would simply go to your alternate device and log in and the cursor would be exactly where you left off.