Cloud
Desktop

Fully managed IT as a Service delivered by virtual desktop. Flexible. Scalable.

 

The Virtual Desktop

Cloud Shepherd Virtual Desktop runs any application on any device, anywhere.

Rather than being a white labelled “desktop as a service” offering, the Cloud Shepherd platform is built from the ground up to be agile, secure, scalable and most importantly, flexible.

From provisioning through deployment to end user on-going service, the environment is our own architecture that has been purpose built to deliver the most effective, scalable and efficient virtual desktop platform.

Software

Inside of the managed desktop environment, we can support all of your applications. In addition to our “per user” billing for standard software suites (such as Microsoft Office, email and anti virus), we can deploy your custom apps on to the managed desktop, to provide a single environment.

Our application and other workload servers that deliver software and data are built with resilience and disaster recovery in mind - with fallback and replication services.

All of our software capabilities are carried out on a totally secure platform.

Devices

Cloud managed desktop is available on any device, bringing true diversity and mobility to the modern organisation.

This allows for mix and match of aged and modern IT estates. The implementation of thin client devices, and mobile devices, can allow businesses to foster a “bring your own device” (BYOD) strategy.

This deliverd multi-device access for all users to include their offices, their mobile devices and their home computers.

Consolidate IT costs

Historical capital expenditure investment in equipment has made computer power, storage and scalability very hard to manage. The disparate resource of PC hard drives, RAM and processor power have meant that many organisations have had far more resources than they could effectively use, and manage.

Deployment of a managed desktop delivers exactly what is necessary to provide all users with sufficient compute power - paid for per user, per month. This shift to operational expenditure based costing for IT allows for instant elasticity, long term scalability and easy fixed cost growth for the business.

 

Futureproof

IT decisions are hard to make… we’ve been there.

The key to the growth of most organisations is cost efficient agility, allowing them to compete in any market, at any pace. Future proofing the tech infrastructure with a virtual desktop allows the business to deploy exactly what is necessary, when its necessary, where its necessary - to instantly accommodate any change within the business. All of this happens at a fixed cost per user.

There are no refresh points and no technology expiry – we upgrade everything for you. Software licensing provided by Cloud Shepherd permits access to the most up to date versions. The end user access equipment becomes simplistic, and easy to manage.

Fully Managed

Defining a technical handover point in any IT estate is always difficult. The managed desktop, and in particular when delivered over a fully managed network, allows for a very clear handover point ensuring skill sets employed by the business are deliberate and in line with user engagement, productivity and growth strategies rather than break fix and IT estate management.

Traditionally, 80% of IT budgets have been spent on doing what you do. 20% spent on creating new ways of doing business.

We are here to change that.

Thin Clients

Thin Client devices save money - lots of money!

They have no working parts and they require no local management – they have extremely long mean times to failure, and consume a fraction of the power a PC uses. When deployed in a managed desktop environment, we have complete control of the devices down to a hardware level.

In the event of failure, devices can be swapped out without any need for IT engineers or services. Where "all in one" devices are viable, they can be installed with a single cable and powered by network equipment, dramatically reducing power consumption - even when compared with other thin clients.

Let’s talk about the services we provide and what we can do for you! get in touch and we’ll be glad to assist you further.