CloudDesktop

CloudDesktop

CloudDesktop provides a convenient stepping stone into thin-client computing – there’s no need to dispose of legacy PCs. Simply re-purpose them into real thin clients.

Converts PCs into fully functioning thin clients

CloudDesktop provides a convenient and simple way to re-purpose legacy laptop and desktop PCs into thin clients thereby extending the working life of your hardware assets. Installation is extremely quick, converting PCs into fully functional thin clients within a matter minutes – gaining all of the added benefits, including better security, outstanding control, zero viruses – and more.

Features

Quick boot

With an extremely modest footprint, CloudDesktop boots up really quickly – even on old, low-powered PC hardware – not only giving legacy PCs a second lease of life, but also enabling you to better manage migration timescales.

Easy installation

CloudDesktop can be installed via a bootable USB drive, bootable CD-ROM/DVD, or remotely, using network management tools. And installation is fast and takes just minutes.

USB device manager

USB devices can be controlled at an extremely granular level, restricting access not only by manufacturer or make, but right down to the model number – for many devices, such as drives, memory sticks and webcams.

Repository manager

CloudDesktop’s Repository Manager is like an app store for your converted thin clients, enabling you to add, remove and update both protocols and applications with incredible ease.

User snapshots

CloudDesktop’s User Snapshots allows you to revert the converted PCs to user-defined configurations easily and quickly. It’s the level of control and management you’d expect.

Peer update

Updates could hardly be easier – update one machine as a ‘master’ and other machines on the network can follow those updates automatically. It’s like cloning yourself, an infinite amount of times.

Firewall

Yes, of course. Security is vital – and one of the key reasons for moving to thin clients. So, as you’d expect, you can apply restrictions by IP, by ports and by URLs. Everything nicely locked down.

Modest hardware needs

Yes, even those ageing PCs, between 1 - 6 years old, you think are outpaced by today’s operating systems can be given a new life. CloudDesktop needs 16GB HDD storage space and 2GB RAM with USB boot required in BIOS.

Unix services

CloudDesktop supports all of those Unix services you both need and expect – such as CUPS, LPD, SAMBA, FCron, SNMPd, VNC and Crontab. Printing? You get CUPS, SMB, IPP, LPD and JetDirect printing with PrintQueue management – devices can also act as print servers using the JetDirect mechanism.

Compatible

CloudDesktop works with the virtualised infrastructure you already have – or are planning to deploy – it’s compatible with Microsoft Remote Desktop, Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, PCoIP and VMware Horizon View virtualisation protocols. So, it fits right into your network. Now and in the future.

Appliance mode

Ultimate control – configure converted thin clients easily, to run only assigned protocols and/or applications, giving you dedicated, managed computing appliances without any hassle.

Expertly managed

VXL Software’s Fusion UDM Professional can provide expert management for your converted thin clients. Full granular control over discoverability, compliance, reporting, power management, task management, security, 24/7 monitoring and much, much more.

Pricing

Licence fee

We don’t believe in complex pricing. CloudDesktop has a low-cost, perpetual licence cost. One device, one licence.

Support fee

For the first year, access to our world-class maintenance and support is included – and is optional thereafter.

Perpetual licences

All CloudDesktop licences are perpetual. There are no repeat licensing costs. You pay once and own the licence for the life of the device.

Real ROI

CloudDesktop dramatically extends the life of legacy PCs – saving you money and also ensuring value from your current PC estate.

Regional and volume pricing

Regional and volume pricing available. Contact us for more information.

CloudDesktop – PC repurposing made easy and quickly

Where previously moving to thin clients would mean discarding lots of expensive desktops and laptops – and buying new thin-client hardware – CloudDesktop provides a convenient and simple stepping stone to virtualised computing. You convert the PC hardware you already own, migrating to new thin client hardware when you choose. 

Platforms

In addition to English, CloudDesktop is also available in French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese language versions. CloudDesktop is compatible with Microsoft Remote Desktop, Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, PCoIP and VMware Horizon View virtualisation protocols. (Microsoft, Citrix, PcoIP and VMware are acknowledged trademarks – and remain the property of their respective owners in the US and/or other countries.)