Beyond HTML5: Why webHVD, webRTC and Other Products Are Making a Huge SPLASH!

|||Beyond HTML5: Why webHVD, webRTC and Other Products Are Making a Huge SPLASH!

HTML5 is creating a wave of new applications as people become aware of it’s vast architecture for delivering a new level of technology not possible with current operating systems.  No wonder there’s so much hype around these emerging products like webRTC in the technology landscape, and of course, webHVD (hosted virtual desktop) from dinCloud.

HTML5 Architecture

HTML5 is the latest standard for how web browsers communicate on the Internet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5 The most important thing to know about HTML5 is that it’s quickly making your favorite Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser the single pane of glass for voice, video, instant messaging, collaboration, virtual desktop and other functions which in the past were the sole province of individualized applications – many of which didn’t talk each other to combine these important services.  This picture best describes the many API’s or Application Programming Interfaces offered in HTML5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HTML5-APIs-and-related-technologies-by-Sergey-Mavrody.png It’s this architecture that allows for popular new innovations like webRTC and dinHVD (hosted virtual desktop) to go beyond HTML5 and take technology to the next level.

webHVD Features/Capabilities

webHVD is clientless, meaning there is no traditional software package to download and install.   To get webHVD, a customer literally a drags/drops or double-clicks a file from the dinCloud.com “downloads” section of our website into a Google Chrome web browser where it loads as an “extension”.   An extension is basically an application, but has all the functionality yet none of the hassle found in managing traditional applications.   The architecture of the web browser is a “bubble” which allows components loaded there to collaborate independent of operating system update snafu’s or differences in underlying components which create conflicts requiring time consuming troubleshooting/support.  This makes for very fast, stable delivery of functionality to end users as well as easy remote updates.

webHVD is very secure, supports 1 monitor, no usb or local print redirection (network printing only) and works on any Windows platform (except Windows RT), MAC OSX, Linux, or Google Chromebook device.   IPAD/Android will be supported when the Chrome browser there allows extensions.

webHVD can integrate easily with Microsoft Active Directory or be assigned merely via email address to a 3rd party user who wish to grant access to your environment (think remote consultant, developer, etc.)

webHVD vs The Competition, VDI & others

I am not aware of any virtual desktop company who has a clientless solution leveraging HTML5 although I know many are trying to achieve it.   What sets dinCloud apart is that we’re #1 in this space and we’ve gained a lot of experience hosting virtual desktops and other complex resources in the Cloud for years.  What killed most VDI projects for the enterprise is what makes DAAS with dinCloud so strong.   We’ve learned from the many mistakes there are to make and come out with a truly unique offering that snaps in very easily, while delivering the performance, graphics and functionality people require.

dinCloud DAAS Differentiator

webHVD is the only virtual desktop in the world that can surf NetFlix.  It outperforms every other virtual desktop on flash heavy sites as well as ones where Microsoft Silverlight and other graphics technologies are deployed.  User experience is so high with our solution that thousands of users around the world rely upon our virtual desktop as a full replacement for their windows desktop.   In contrast, our competitor’s solutions for virtual desktop are usually only a novelty or add-on in most enterprise environments – not something a user would want to use as their one and only Windows desktop 24×7.

Choices: dinHVD or webHVD?

dinHVD standard is a very feature rich offering for when you want multiple monitors, local usb devices, local & network printing, granular user controls, and much more.  It supports all devices including ipad/iphone/android mobile units, windows, linux, & mac osx.   It was the first virtual desktop to surf sites like youtube.com flawlessly on even 1080P up to 6 monitors yet provides Microsoft Office workers with quick response and consistent stability.  dinHVD has a lot of client s/w to deliver all this functionality and requires a little bit more planning but is very robust.

webHVD is light, fast, secure, and easy to deploy.  There’s many use case scenarios where it fits. WebHVD is a terrific replacement for remote access VPN and other technologies where for security reasons you really don’t want some user’s home network or whatever location they’re at to ever be joined to your corporate network where viruses, malware, and other bad content can get in quickly.

For the above similarities and differences, we’ll continue to evolve the roadmap for both products.  Many customers order a mix of the two.

Is A Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) / Desktop as a Service (DAAS) For Me?

Anyone who is tired of the cost and management of 10 or more Windows desktops is a perfect candidate for dinCloud.  It’s just plain cheaper and faster to spin resources up in the Cloud.  Additionally, you can do things with a virtual desktop backed by a robust Cloud that you could never do in the real world, like boost your system to 64 vCPU’s, 512GB memory, and 10TB of disk!   The sky’s the limit with cloud powered virtual desktops!  That’s why we have Fortune 100 and SMB customers alike enjoying our solutions.   This is reflected in our recognition by Microsoft as SMB Cloud Provider of the Year in 2013 and many other awards.

What Are The Channel Partner Opportunities?

A lot of VARs (including large national ones like CDW, En Pointe Technologies, Insight Enterprises, Pomeroy & others), consultants, and MSPs are putting their clients into dinCloud because they see an immediate 20%+ increase in their own margins by cutting down the drive time it normally takes to get to customer sites to support physical infrastructure.   Additionally, dinCloud shares a large chunk of our own profit on these deals with them because we want to encourage a spectacular customer experience – something we cannot deliver without our partners.  We’ve been dubbed the “rebel cloud” for this because our large competitors haven’t done the same or at least not to the level we have.   Plus, we’re very flexible about what you can design into our Cloud; it’s not just “take it or leave it”.

What Can My Customers Expect Via dinCloud Channel Partners?

  • Lower cost
  • Excellent performance
  • Use the trusted advisor in the channel that you have today
  • Faster response times
  • Better security, data protection, and metrics than most companies, even large ones, can afford
  • A wide range of connectivity options both public and private from your site(s) to the Cloud
  • 98 datacenters worldwide to choose from (negotiable)

What Drives dinCloud’s Product Offerings?

Everything we do is driven by user experience and customer demand.  As CTO, I’ve always admired the companies that listen to their customers because as bright as our team is, the best innovation ideas come from the field.   Write me with your suggestions! —- /\/\ike Chase/EVP/CTO

HTML5 is the latest standard for how web browsers communicate on the Internet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5 The most important thing to know about HTML5 is that it’s quickly making your favorite Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser the single pane of glass for voice, video, instant messaging, collaboration, virtual desktop and other functions which in the past were the sole province of individualized applications – many of which didn’t talk each other to combine these important services.  This picture best describes the many API’s or Application Programming Interfaces offered in HTML5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HTML5-APIs-and-related-technologies-by-Sergey-Mavrody.png It’s this architecture that allows for popular new innovations like webRTC and dinHVD (hosted virtual desktop) to go beyond HTML5 and take technology to the next level.

For more information on our HTML5 based Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD), please visit our webHVD page or request information to speak with a cloud specialist.

2018-10-12T16:06:36+00:00