DesktopReady: Finally Cloud Desktops Are Truly Hassle Free

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  • Christopher Tozzi
  • September 14, 2020

‘’Unlike DaaS services that require complex setup and management processes, DesktopReady is a simple solution that your business can have up and running in a matter of hours.’’

What does it take to build a modern desktop experience for today’s employees? Part of the answer involves supplying them with elegant interfaces, intuitive administration tools and other features you get from software.
But a truly modern user experience on the desktop involves more than just the right software. It requires a complete overhaul of the desktop architecture itself, in a way that liberates businesses from depending on local machines and complex support processes in order to ensure that their employees can get their work done. Delivering this liberatory desktop experience is the core mission of DesktopReady, the latest managed service offering from Anunta Technologies. Through a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) architecture, DeskopReady provides businesses with cloud desktops that can be accessed from anywhere and at any time — and that, just as important, require virtually no maintenance or management on the part of the businesses that use them.

A truly modern DaaS
DesktopReady is not the first DaaS offering on the market. Other DaaS solutions have been around for a decade, and similar concepts, like thin clients, have existed since the 1980s. DesktopReady, however, stands out by providing the features that businesses need to achieve a truly modern cloud desktop experience. Unlike DaaS services that are hosted by public cloud vendors, which require complex setup and management processes, DesktopReady is a simple solution that your business can have up and running in a matter of hours. With DesktopReady, you simply choose the number and type of cloud desktops you need from Anunta’ selection of preconfigured desktop packages, each of which is designed to address a different business use case. There is no need to understand what a vCPU means or guess how much RAM each of your employees will require on their virtual workstations. Instead, select the cloud desktops that match the employee roles you need to support, and Anunta does the rest. It’s not just a fast and easy launch process that sets DesktopReady apart. Anunta also provides ongoing maintenance and support, including a proactive monitoring service that allows the Anunta team to find and remedy many common cloud desktop issues before your employees even notice them.
From a financial perspective, too, DesktopReady enables a seamless and modern cloud desktop experience. DesktopReady features flat, predictable pricing and monthly billing. There is no complex set of hidden fees to factor; you pay a simple, consistent price for each cloud desktop you use. Nor is there reason to worry about fluctuations in price from month to month — unless you change your cloud desktop configuration, which you can do at any time.
Likewise, DesktopReady allows you to operate cloud desktops using software licenses that you already own, or purchase licenses at reseller prices as part of the DaaS package. You won’t waste money by having to purchase new licenses for your cloud desktops if you already have licenses for Windows and other software you need to run. But if you do require licenses, acquiring them through DesktopReady is just as simple as the rest of Anunta’s cloud desktop setup process.

Finally say good-bye to physical desktops
It’s telling that, despite the fact that DaaS platforms have been widely available for a number of years, few companies thus far have used them to replace physical, on-premises desktops on a large scale. The burden of configuring and managing cloud desktops using legacy DaaS services was too great for most organizations to make a wholesale switch to cloud desktops. With the release in September 2020 of DesktopReady, however, the stage is finally set to change. By providing businesses with the first cloud desktop solution that is truly painless to deploy and manage over the long term — and that offers affordable and transparent pricing, to boot — DesktopReady makes it practical for companies of all types and sizes to say good-bye to their physical desktops once and for all. In turn, those companies can enjoy all of the benefits that DaaS offers. Their employees will be able to access their business productivity applications and data whenever and wherever they require. Power outages, fires, floods or other disruptions to local offices won’t hinder employees’ ability to keep the business operating. Security challenges associated with traditional desktops can be reduced, too, because cloud desktops allow all critical business data to remain in the cloud, rather than being downloaded to local devices that may not be secure.

Conclusion
After years of struggling with DaaS offerings that come up short in ease of deployment, integration and management, DesktopReady finally makes possible and practical for businesses of all sizes even those that lack their own IT teams — to achieve a truly liberatory,secure, modern cloud desktop experience.

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