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Not All Hosted Desktops are Equal (Part 4)

Welcome to Part 4 of our discussion about hosted desktops. In Part 1 we looked at what a hosted desktop is, and the differences between Session Virtualisation and Full Virtual Desktops. In Part 2 we looked at the protocol and its impact on end user performance. In Part 3 we looked at Graphics Performance.

In this part we look at the key questions to choose your solution or provider.

Choosing Your Solution and Provider

When looking at Hosted Desktops there are a few key areas which will directly influence the user experience:

  • Are you offering Full Virtual Desktops, or are they session-based desktops?
  • Which protocol are you using, and can you optimise it to suit particular network constraints?
  • How are you accelerating the graphics?
  • Can you adjust graphics resources to suit particular applications?

These questions will confirm if you can expect an end user experience equivalent to a good physical desktop/laptop. If the answers to these questions indicate performance will be good then it is worth requesting a trial.

When choosing a Hosted Desktop provider the approach to support, resilience, uptime and security are also important, but are beyond the scope of this article.

About Blue Sky Systems

Blue Sky Systems have developed high-performance Hosted services based upon the latest technology and systems architectures, backed by dedicated support which stands out confidently from the crowd.

Full 3D accelerated hosted virtual desktops are offered to all users ranging from standard office workers right up to 3D CAD/CAM and graphics applications.

By approaching the system architecture from a cost-conscious basis, Blue Sky Systems have been able to deliver this level of performance whilst still being competitive on cost. Blue Sky Systems services are well-priced and the pay-monthly basis improves your company’s cash flow, as this eliminates the large up-front costs of traditional IT upgrades.

Contact Us to discuss your requirements.