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Hosted Virtual Desktops - Desktop as a Service (DaaS)


A hosted virtual desktop acts exactly like a conventional Microsoft Windows desktop, but all software, settings and data are housed centrally in our data centres, rather than locally. Each user has access to their own private desktop that can be accessed from any machine or device with an internet connection. Hosted desktops are more cost-effective, more secure, more resilient, more flexible and much easier to manage than traditional PCs.


Setting up and maintaining a PC can be expensive, particularly when you consider management costs. Thanks to hosted desktops, you can enjoy a well-equipped desktop environment which can be accessed from anywhere. This means that whether you are at work, at home or even overseas, you can still get on with business.


Cloud hosted servicesInvesting in Hosted Desktop from ihotdesk, you could significantly increase the productivity of your business. More efficient and less expensive to run, it is easy to see why so many people are making the switch to Hosted Desktop.


Reduced capital expenditure (CAPEX)

With cheaper, faster internet now readily available, it is now possible for organisations to deliver IT over the internet as a utility. As well as reducing your costs and helping you to move your infrastructure and licence costs to an OPEX model, Hosted Desktop could also help to extend the life span of your hardware.


Work wherever you are

Wherever you are located and whichever kind of device you are using, ihotdesk Hosted Desktop can be accessed with ease. Compatible with PCs, laptops, Macs, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, it will give you the freedom to work from anywhere in the world – increasing productivity and reducing overheads.


Less risk, greater security

Data stored on local hard drives is vulnerable to loss, theft, fire, flood or a basic hardware failure. By storing data in a secure environment where it is regularly backed-up, you can protect your business from the risk of data loss. With no more sensitive data stored on laptops or tablets, which can easily be misplaced or stolen, you can enjoy the peace of mind that your information is secure. Should an office fire or flood occur, your business can be back up and running in a new, internet-enabled location in no time at all, which means that however serious the damage, you can avoid costly downtime.


Windows 7/8 and Microsoft Office 2013 Professional

There is no need to update your PCs to support Windows 7 or 8 and Office 2013. Simply connect to our Hosted Desktop, and you can enjoy both with no expense and no fuss.


Say Goodbye to Desktop Management

Thanks to Hosted Desktop, you will no longer have to worry about managing individual desktops. With all information stored in our secure data centres and delivered via your internet browser, you can access your own desktop whenever and wherever you want to. Simply connect to your broadband, and you’re ready to work.

Simple & Practical

Why waste time and money installing and maintaining hardware and software, when hosted desktops offer a much simpler, more affordable solution? Offering all of the benefits of a sophisticated IT infrastructure, but at a fraction of the cost, investing in Hosted Desktop from ihotdesk could be the best decision that your business makes.


Reliability & Uptime

There is no need to worry about being unable to access your hosted desktop, or even losing your data, as our systems offer round the clock protection, and are designed for High Availability. Our our hosted desk top environment utilises the latest failover and clustering technology backed up with redundant networking components, firewalls and internet connectivity to ensure maxiumum uptime.

No Need to Upgrade

Developments in technology can be costly for your business, particularly when your PCs or software quickly become obsolete or useless. Our cloud infrastructure gives you access to the latest software as soon as it is available, meaning that you can always remain up to date and on the ball.


How Does it Work?

Hosted Desktop stores your data in our state-of-the-art data centres, instead of on local hardware. This data is sent via the internet to your workstation, and is securely encrypted to ensure the safety of your business. The end user will experience Windows in exactly the same way as when using a traditional desktop PC, but with all of the benefits of using a remote workstation.


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If you are looking for hosted desktop services in London or throughout the United Kingdom and would like to meet with one of our consultants for a no-obligation discussion please call us on 020 7392 1600, email us at or complete our contact form.