CloudDesktop

CloudDesktop

CloudDesktop provides a unique stepping stone to thin-client computing – there’s no need to dispose of legacy PCs. Just convert them into real thin clients.

Converts PCs into fully functioning thin clients

CloudDesktop provides a unique stepping stone from traditional PCs to thin clients. It quickly and easily converts PCs into fully functional thin clients – gaining all of the expected 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 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 you think are outpaced by today’s operating systems can be given a new life. CloudDesktop needs only 1GB of storage space and 1GB of RAM. Once installed, those legacy machines should zip along like new.

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, Citrix and VMware’s 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 Premium can provide expert management for your converted thin clients. Full 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 machines – saving you money, not only by deferring the procurement of thin-client hardware but by squeezing every ounce of value from your current desktops and laptops.

Regional and volume pricing

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

CloudDesktop – a unique stepping stone

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

Platforms

In addition to English, CloudDesktop is also available in both French and German language versions. CloudDesktop is compatible with Microsoft, Citrix and VMware’s virtualisation protocols. (Microsoft, Citrix and VMware are acknowledged trademarks – and remain the property of their respective owners in the US and/or other countries.)