ubiDesktop® is a remote virtual desktop (Desktop as a Service) that lets you work with your preferred Operating System and applications from any device, wherever you are. In other words, it’s like carrying your PC around with you in your pocket.
There are different names which refer to the same service, such as:
- Online Virtual Machine
- Online Virtual Desktop
- Remote Virtual Desktop
- Remote Virtual Machine
- Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
- Cloud-hosted Desktop
- Cloud PC
A remote virtual desktop is a cloud-hosted virtual machine with a desktop operating system (e.g. Windows 7/10, Ubuntu Desktop, Linux Mint, etc.) which is, along with the hardware, optimized for responsiveness and burst operations.
This is necessary to compensate for the latency and give the user a nearly local experience over a remote system.
This goal is achieved by using local SSDs (solid-state drive), massive RAM caching, faster CPUs, strict ratio vCore/CPU, and other techniques that we can’t disclose.
In addition, we may offer different data center locations so that the user may choose the closest one to further reduce the latency.
What are the requirements?
As all the hard work is done by our cloud infrastructure, all you need is a device capable of running the software for controlling your virtual desktop (e.g. RDP, NX, VNC) and, obviously, a decent internet connection with not too much latency and at least ~10 Mbps (the more you have, the better it performs).
You may use, for example, one of the devices below:
- Desktop PC
- Thin Client
- Tablet (Android/iOS)
- Smartphone (Android/iOS)
- Smart TV (Android/iOS)
No matter how fast or new they are, they just need to show (stream) your virtual desktop on their display, so the only thing that makes the difference is your internet connection.
Note: if you are using virtual desktops just to keep tasks running on them, then it doesn’t matter how fast is your connection as you won’t need to access them quite often.