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MyDaaS Desktop Types

Microsoft or VMware Horizon View?

RDS or VDI?

As there are many combinations of softwares, operating systems and desktop delivery tools, the standard types of MyDaaS Desktop have been prepared to combine the best of the available options into a simple, choice of 3 selection.

If you're not quite sure of the benefits of each of the following, we've prepared a short summary below outlining strengths and weaknesses of each and as always, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries regarding any of these details.

MyDaaS Bundles - Step 1 - Select the type of Desktop

 
Microsoft
RDS
VMware Horizon View
RDS
VMware Horizon View
VDI
Desktop Overview
Desktop Type RDS RDS VDI
Windows Server OS with Desktop skin/themes Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Windows Desktop OS (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1)     Opt
Desktop Hardware Platform
MyDaaS Cloud Platform Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Dedicated Servers Opt Opt Opt
Desktop Experience
Multi-Monitor Support Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Windows Media Player & Video Support Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
PCoIP protocol   Green Tick Green Tick
Blast HTML5 (works in normal Web Browser)
** NO client download required
  Green Tick Green Tick
Device Accessibility
Clients for Windows, Mac,Linux, iPad, iPhone & Android Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Security
Active Directory Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Secure private networking VLANs with SSL & VPN Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
 
Microsoft
RDS
VMware Horizon View
RDS
VMware Horizon View
VDI
Compliance & Regulation
Desktop Audit, Actions & Activity Reports   Green Tick Green Tick
Application Support
BYO Applications (such as MYOB, Quickbooks plus many more) Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
BYO Office 365 Opt Opt Opt
BYO MS Applications Opt Opt Opt
Graphics Acceleration
Software CPU graphics Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Hardware 3D rendering with Nvidia K1/K2 GPU     Opt
Data Storage
25GB of data and file storage per user Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
25GB more with Hosted Exchange Opt Opt Opt
Data Backups
File level protection with MS VSS Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
On-Site Image based backups with Veeam Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Off-Site Image based backups with Veeam Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick
Long Term Data Retention
     * 2 hourly backups for file servers for 3 days
     * 45 Daily backups
     * 12 monthly backups
     * 7 yearly backups
Green Tick Green Tick Green Tick

Microsoft RDS

The Microsoft RDS bundle includes everything you need to get your business online with an integrated and easy to use desktop solution.   The bundle includes all the servers, software licensing, backups and network security most organisations require as a minimum.   In addition to the standard inclusions, the platform has been architected to a level that is generally considered as best practice.

The MS RDS solution is a good, solid option for those businesses who have more standard requirements and ideal for those who already have an existing fleet of Microsoft desktop computers which will provide the local delivery of the cloud desktop.

The key strengths of the solution could be summarised as;

The key weaknesses of the solution could be summarised as;

Summary - The Microsoft RDS solution is perfectly suited for most small businesses and can be maintained easily by most IT support personnel.   Performance of the RDP protocol is more than sufficient for most business users and the security defaults are generally what the SMB users are looking for but larger organisations often require tighter security controls which the Horizon View platforms offer.

 

VMware Horizon View RDS

The VMware Horizon RDS bundle includes everything you need to get your business online with an advanced cloud desktop solution.   The bundle includes all the servers, software licensing, backups and network security most organisations require as a minimum.   In addition to the standard inclusions, the platform has been architected to a level that is generally considered as best practice.

The Horizon View RDS solution is a great enterprise solution for those businesses who have more advanced requirements than the average small business.   The Horizon View platform is also designed with ease of delivery to the end user in mind.

The key strengths of the solution could be summarised as;

The key weaknesses of the solution could be summarised as;

Summary - The VMware Horizon View RDS solution is a great solution for organisations requiring greater control over the data security and data assets.   The inclusion of the PCoIP and Blast protocols provide for much greater performance and accessibility for users.   The Horizon View solution is a very powerful remote desktop delivery system with great options and performance capability.

 

VMware Horizon View VDI

Adding to the above benefits of the VMware Horizon View RDS bundle, the View VDI bundle brings with it may additional features including;

The key weaknesses of the solution could be summarised as;

Summary - If a VDI solution is needed, then this can still be delivered with much greater 'value' than deploying a regular desktop fleet.

 

Mix-n-match

Perhaps you can see your organisation requiring the best of both worlds, even perhaps mixing all 3 of the above bundles ???

Not a problem, our engineers can work with you to design a deployment which takes into account your requirements, mixes and matches the above solutions and delivers a customised outcome that takes advantage of all of the best features.   With enhanced performance, the highly secure environment will be accessible from anywhere, anytime on almost any device to meet your business needs.

 

For further information or if you have any queries please do not hesitate to call our friendly team or email us at info@dctwo.com.au

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