Desktop as a Service

We build and manage leading VDI solutions from the likes of VMware, HiveIO, AWS and Azure.

We make it easy for you to nail remote working at scale, without the hassle.

Why Desktop as a Service?
VDI technologies we use

Corporate technology teams need to cater for remote, multi-device workforces while managing security and proving compliance.

VDI solutions are central to this, however, they are challenging and complex to implement.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) delivers a fully managed VDI platform to power you organisation's desktop and app experiences.

We work with all of the big players in VDI including VMware, HiveIO, Azure and AWS to ensure a best-fit solution every time.

The benefits of hosted desktops
Delivering apps to multiple devices

Deliver apps to any device

Scale and provision desktops

Easily scale and provision desktops

Managed infrastructure

Fully managed infrastructure

Cloud pricing model

Simple pricing model

Organisational benefits

  • Enable and manage BYOD at scale
  • Allow any device (Windows, Mac, Linux, Apple, Android)
  • Dramatically cut costs of delivering desktops in-house
  • Scale and flex desktops to meet changing demands
  • Deliver intensive applications like Adobe Photoshop and CAD
  • Stop investing in specialist computers and graphics processors
  • Manage access to company-owned assets and IP
  • Identity and access management
  • Flexible contract terms.

IT benefits

  • Choose between leading VDI solutions
  • Free Proof of Concept
  • No expensive hardware to buy, configure and manage
  • Deploy in the cloud, on-premise or into any global colocation facility
  • Fully managed as standard
  • UK-based, Tier 3 data centres
  • Monitor and control your resources
  • OPEX from day one
  • Migrate on-premise infrastructure into the cloud.

Start your Journey today

Speak to our experts today on 01273 987920 to get a free Proof of Concept.

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Companies we work with

Who we work with

"The familiarity that Cloudhelix have of our infrastructure and network means we have real confidence in asking anything to be done. The maintenance of our cloud platforms is superb, offering resilience and flexibility."

Service Support Team Leader at a Major Retail Company

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Desktop as a Service features and benefits

Slash costs

Building a dedicated platform for VDI is expensive and complex. By utilising Desktop as a Service from Cloudhelix, you get a fixed per desktop pricing model that works out a lot cheaper than building your own platform. Simple, predictive OPEX billing. Flexible terms. No surprises.

Accelerate time to value

We’re built to be agile, which means we can drastically reduce the time it takes to move from POC to production-ready. Deliver real-world outcomes and at-scale transformation in days, not months.

Managed infrastructure

Whether you host with us, in the public cloud or on-premise, we manage up to the OS as standard. This leaves you to focus on your organisation, its applications and your users rather than the technology underneath.

Unbeatable performance

By using the best tools at all levels of the technology stack, we guarantee fast, stable experiences for all end users, wherever they are located. We also have a range of desktop sizes and customisation options available, including GPU enabled desktops.

Super secure

Move away from hosting on-site and utilise our UK-based Tier 3 data centres or even move into the public cloud. We're ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accredited and can guarantee data sovereignty where required.

Enterprise Integration

VDI makes it easy for IT to integrate cloud-hosted desktops and apps into the existing corporate environment, utilising your Active Directory and corporate application/ file services, simplifying setup and management.

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We're best known for our hands-on consultation and complex project delivery. In fact, our shared VMware DaaS platform was built off the back of solving one client's organisational challenges.

Our core cloud platform was built to serve critical applications, and it’s this level of performance and reliability that you can expect from your desktop environment.

To get a feel for what it's like to work with us, why not start a free trial today? This will give you a flavour of the platform and what it's like to work with our Cloud Architects, who will be on-hand to help every step of the way.

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Regardless of where it’s hosted, Desktop as a Service from Cloudhelix comes with the infrastructure fully managed, with 24x7x365 support from our expert team of Cloud Architects.

Get rid of costly in-house infrastructure and on-premise hosting in favour of a simple, cloud solution for desktops, enabling SaaS-like ease and flexibility. Our managed service includes OS licensing, OS management, OS and hypervisor patching, quarterly penetration tests and more.

Even if you need to stay on-premise, our Converged Cloud Stack makes this straightforward, fully managed and a stepping stone for future transformation. Talk to us today to learn more.

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While DaaS works well for any organisation, there are certain use cases and scenarios where it can prove very useful...

  • Enabling remote working at scale
  • Workplace modernisation and digital transformation
  • Enabling bring your own device (BYOD)
  • Providing secure access for remote and contract employees
  • Rapid onboarding during mergers and acquisitions
  • Ensuring compliance in highly regulated industries

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There are many virtual desktop solutions out there. On the surface, they sound easy to use, however, implementing them is rather complex. Without the right skillset, costs spiral and the scope gets lost.

To deliver outcomes faster, we carry out a short, complementary proof of concept, assessing your application estate and data usage in order to scope the very best VDI environment. We have partnerships with VMware, AWS, Azure and HiveIO, giving us options for every use case rather than forcing everything to fit a single VDI solution.

By understanding how an organisation thinks and operates, we can provide recommendations to ensure a premium experience for your entire workforce. We carry this assessment out for free and it only takes a matter of days.

High-performance hosting to support insolvency services

FRP Advisory are one of the UK’s largest business advisory consultancies. Their IT teams are constantly ingesting infrastructure while advisory services are carried out, meaning they need a reliable platform that can run any workload.

Utilising our private cloud plaform, FRP have an environment secure and robust enough to carry out forensic analysis on highly sensitive client data. They can now complete batch processes that previously took a day in two hours and deploy applications faster and easier to keep up with demand. Ultimately, the platform assists FRP in delivering more client projects.