The more data one saves in their hard drive the slower their computer starts performing. Some people are addicted to movies and they download one from the internet almost every day. Needless to say they soon require external hard drives because their computer hard drives can take no more. Online storage is a much better and cost effective solution. In the professional space hosted Windows desktop is a solution that allows hard drives to stay empty so that workstation performances are optimal.
A hard drive crashing is not news to us anymore. Almost everyone has had their hard drive crashing or they would’ve heard from someone that that someone’s computer hard drive has crashed. When someone is a movie buff (like mentioned earlier) they would almost have a heart attack if all their movies were to be lost due to hard drive crash. Online storage means one need not worry about such a problem.
Online storage drives are accessible online. For someone to use them they simply need to upload files to these drives. When organizations deal with professionals for storage online the vendors create virtual hard drives for all the workstations in which files can be stored. All the users connected through the same network can access the files when required. Conditional access systems can also be built in so that there is no unauthorized access.
Online storage becomes even better with hosted windows desktop. This solution is for Windows desktops where all files are stored on the server that is in the vendor data centre. In fact in hosted windows desktop the user has no option but to save data in the server because this is way this system is built.
In a hosted windows desktop environment the workstations virtually have nothing stored in them, not even the operating system. Everything is stored in the server that could be in a data centre as mentioned above or in the cloud. This is a more secure option because even if someone were to hack into one or more of the workstations they wouldn’t get their hands on any data.
Then there is the matter of scalability. In offices where physical desktops are used installing new ones is always a challenge. One cannot buy 10 new desktops and dump them anywhere. The office space has to be identified (and expanded in some cases), network points have to be created and only then can the new desktops be installed. In virtual desktop solutions one can work from home and get connected to the server over the internet. Many organizations have even reduced office space once they decided to go for virtual desktops.
Online storage is great but hosted windows desktop is even better. The former is more suited for individual use while the latter is used in organizations. There are some free solutions available but a paid solution is always better. Why not opt for some trial versions and then go for the paid package? This will ensure you are happy with the solution.