The adoption of Hosted Virtual Desktops (HVD) is rising at an astronomical pace both globally and across the North American region. In this post, we will provide a brief intro to dinCloud’s hosted virtual desktops (dinHVD) and elaborate the ways in which this technology can completely transform your organizational productivity.
dinCloud’s Hosted Virtual Desktop (dinHVD) is similar to a traditional Windows based PC, with the difference that it’s delivered from the cloud. By setting up a network of highly connected global data centers and leveraging desktop virtualization technologies, dinCloud is able to deliver high performance computers and storage to a global user base.
How dinHVDs Work?
The end user downloads a small client on any endpoint device that may be a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC. Your choice of devices is limitless as you can sync your dinHVD with any number of devices under use.
All you have to do is install the client on all devices under use through which you plan to access our dinHVD. This client, once installed on your endpoint device, handles the device interface and connection to the cloud.
More Useful Insights on dinHVD
dinCloud’s team of highly skilled cloud experts has created a customized computing environment that works seamlessly in the background using our proprietary cloud orchestration tool called dinManage.
Through our dinManage tool, we create dedicated Virtual Private Data Centers for our valued cloud customers. This includes creating user’s virtual desktops in the backend as well as provisioning servers that will host the requisite cloud native applications.
By using dinCloud’s Hosted Virtual Desktops, you enjoy access to nearly limitless storage for your enterprise and application data. You also get a robust disaster recovery (DR) mechanism built into our cloud based virtual desktops for added peace of mind.
How to Seamlessly Transition to dinHVDs?
When prospecting for a cloud based solution such as dinCloud’s HVD, there may be certain concerns at your end on how to maintain “business as usual” and make the transition phase as smooth and seamless as possible.
Let’s take most of the guesswork out of the equation and break down things for you, so your cloud transition is hassle free. Depending on the scenario, dinCloud’s team or your IT personnel will first migrate the existing data and user information (Active Directory) from the legacy physical infrastructure to dinCloud’s private cloud.
Once all your data has been transferred over our cloud infrastructure, we will give you access to dinManage, which is our proprietary cloud management portal. Through dinManage, you will be able to manage all cloud related activities.
Some of those include managing your active HVD users, assign user roles, determine authentication mechanisms and manage access of our cloud native software and applications to various cloud users.
How to Login and Use Your dinHVD?
A user is then able to connect via an internet browser to their HVD from any device that has been provisioned. dinCloud’s operating system (OS) of choice is Windows Server that delivers a seamless Windows 10 virtual desktop in terms of look and feel.
Hosted virtual desktops from dinCloud offer many advantages over traditional desktops that make then suitable for a wide range of users and use cases. However, the performance of our HVDs relies heavily on the quality and bandwidth of your internet connection.
The internet serves as a bridge between dinCloud’s infrastructure and the device you are using to login to one of our assigned virtual desktops. All the data storage and processing actually takes place over our cloud data centers and not the login device itself.
Can dinHVDs Handle Intense Workloads?
To cater a wide audience, dinCloud has developed various offerings or packages for its Hosted Virtual Desktops. Each category of dinHVD comes with a predefined storage, RAM, CPU and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
When we talk of processing intensive workloads such as graphics, architecture or other rich content available over the web, you may have to bump up your dinHVD specs to get the desired performance. Still, your overall user experience will also depend on the internet.
Benefits of dinCloud’s Award Winning HVDs
Secure and centralized data storage across our multiple data centers.
Regular backups of your enterprise data are maintained at physically dispersed data centers, resulting in a robust and speedy Disaster Recovery (DR) mechanism.
Secure desktop environment that complies with many international best standards for data privacy and cyber security.
Access to the same desktop and document folders from multiple devices such as smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop PCs, making dinHVD an ideal solution for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
For instance a student can log into his desktop on a classroom device and have access to the document exactly where he left it when he goes home at night and uses another device. Similarly, a doctor can have access to his documents and patient records from the hospital, patient examination room, home and even the golf course.
No data is stored on employee devices, resulting in both improved control and also freeing up ample storage on your personal devices such as tablets and PCs.
Significantly lower cost of maintenance, management and operational support than a traditional, on premise IT infrastructure. All the costs are built into the service fee.
Monthly subscription pricing model that eliminates the massive data center and equipment costs for companies wishing to utilize this innovative technology.
dinCloud stands out from the competition by offering a Flat Rate Pricing Model for its cloud services, taking out all the guess work and complicated scenarios when forecasting costs.
dinCloud’s HVD is Highly Effective When
You primarily use Microsoft Office, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions such as SAP or Oracle or other traditional client server and SAAS based applications.
You want to use the above applications from multiple devices such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC but want a consistent user experience and environment.
To extract optimal performance from our HVDs, you should follow these simple steps:-
- Get in touch with one of dinCloud’s experts so that we better understand the workloads you plan to execute over our Hosted Virtual Desktops.
- Always use dinHVDs of the recommended specs for your workloads, and moving a notch above also won’t hurt in the long run as the business expands.
Ensure that the internet bandwidth and performance in your primary usage area meets the standards recommended by dinCloud’s professionals.
dinHVDs Will Offer Lesser Performance If
You spend the majority of your time on an airplane or without access to high speed internet.
You have a low-speed or inconsistent internet connection.
You want to play video games on your hosted virtual desktop, as they consume a lot of bandwidth on a constant basis.
What More Do You Get at dinCloud?
dinHVD is just one of the leading cloud powered solutions that dinCloud offers. In addition to HVDs, dinCloud offers Cloud Hosted Virtual Servers and Virtual Databases to users as well. You will find the solution to all your cloud needs at dinCloud under one roof.
For more information on our Desktop as a Service (DaaS), please visit our Hosted Virtual Desktop page or request information to speak with one of our cloud specialists.