What are Hosted Desktop Solutions?

Hosted virtual desktops (HVD) are the desktops created with the help of VDI technology. These desktops offer your office workforce with the highest level of flexibility and mobility as your employees can access their desktops from any location at any anytime with the help of internet-connected devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Moreover, your applications become platform-independent, enabling the users to work on Windows-based applications even on macOS and iOS.

Ace Cloud Hosting offers a completely managed hosted virtual desktop service, which means that you get the highly flexible virtual desktops on our cloud environment with all your applications and data stored in it. This frees you from the local IT tasks related to the physical desktops, and their associated costs. Get hosted virtual desktops (HVD) from ACE and eliminate the operational bottlenecks limiting your potential.


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Top Benefits & Features of Using Virtual Desktop Hosting

Infinite Scalability

Building a flexible working environment for employees using traditional desktops is a near impossibility. Implementation of state-of-the-art infrastructure that can handle the load of a huge number of desktops requires a significant budget. ACE Cloud Hosting powered cloud hosted desktop service relies on consistent networks and superfast servers to deliver high-performance for any number of resource-intensive apps or users your business may require.

ACE offers the freedom of customization with the number of users and applications to keep up with changing business demands. Our hosted VDI solutions are compatible with Windows-based applications so you can work on your desktop apps anywhere and at any time.

Scalable Desktops

Increase or decrease the number of desktops on your demand to have optimum resource utilization.

Quick Provisioning

Provide cloud hosted desktops with pre-installed apps to your employees in significantly less time.

Utmost Flexibility

Work from your personal device independent of the device’s OS and specifications.

Complete Scalability

True scalability is incomplete without a scalable (Pay-for-What-You-Use) pricing model that responds to your changing requirements.


As a business owner, you will never want to waste time resolving IT issues when you already have your business to look after. If you work on a traditional office setup with physical desktops, IT hassles can slice off a big chunk of your time and energy. Our ready-to-use Hosted Virtual Desktop solution is powered by pre-installed applications, configured settings, and user permissions in line with your business needs.

You and your workforce get a mobile workstation minus the IT hassles. Our quality of services is guaranteed by an in-house team of experts available round-the-clock to manage your hosted virtual desktops.

Centralized IT

Focus on your work and leave the installation, deployment, and upgrades of virtual desktops on us.

Ongoing Support

Whatever issues you face, reach out to our support experts anytime via phone, live chat, or email.

Efficient Data Centers

Tier 3+/4 data centers situated in different geographical locations offer you multi-layered redundancy.

Least Latency

Work uninterruptedly without lags on multiple apps or on high graphics applications.

Comprehensive Security

Physical desktops are vulnerable to thefts, cybercrime and become an easy target for hackers. We realize that the security of your desktop applications and data is imperative to business functioning and growth. Keeping this in mind, we have adopted complete physical security and deployed a multi-layered security infrastructure to protect crucial data.

We implement safeguards like IP restrictions, Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IPS/IDS), ransomware and DDoS protection, among others. We also encrypt your data with TLS 1.3 and 256-bit data encryption to ensure the complete security of your data in transit as well as storage. 

Digital Security

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security, antivirus, and multiple firewalls protect you from digital threats.

System Protection

OS hardening, OS patching, and MFA (Multi-factor authentication) protects your end device.

24×7 Monitoring

Continuous monitoring towards unwanted traffic, hacking activities and Brute force protection.

DDoS Protection

Enhanced identification and risk-mitigation posed by DDoS attacks.

IT Costs are Ours

For our Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops, we have deployed the VDI solution over a robust, multi-redundant cloud infrastructure. When you opt for ACE’s cloud hosted desktop service, you don’t need to spend on the purchase or upkeep of expensive desktops for your office.  Electricity and office space costs become dispensable. 

We offer pay-as-you-use pricing plans, so you pay only for the number of desktops you opt for and the system resources utilized. We also offer flexibility to switch between plans as per the business requirement. Unlike for an on-premise setup, you experience complete budgetary control with Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktops.

Reduced Infra

No need for high-end desktops or servers in the office as we create virtual desktops on the cloud.

Lower Fixed Capital

The subscription model allows you to lower your fixed capital and shift it to operational expense.

Opt Out Facility

Pay for what you use. If you are dissatisfied with our service, opt out anytime.

Expense Declination

Save on electricity bills and office space rentals as your team works remotely on virtual desktops.

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Use Cases of Cloud Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) Solution


Graphic Apps Online

Access high graphics apps from anywhere with cloud-based desktops.


Web Maintenance

Manage websites virtually with ease. Move your software to cloud desktops.



Work virtually on accounting software with your accountants, CAs, and CPAs.


Remote Business

Connect with teams and partners to work efficiently sitting from home.


Cloud Software

Host all your application software on the cloud to have healthy remote working.


Mobile Working

Login and access your virtual desktops even while travelling and start working.



Provide limited access to required tools and apps so that contractors can work securely.


Personal Device

Use your own device for work or bring your own device to the office.

How Hosted Desktop Works

A third-party provider, like ACE, provides users with unique login credentials that can be used to access virtual desktops at any time and from any location.

For example, if an employee needs to work on something after their shift has ended at office, they would be easily able to pick up the work at home. All they have to do is log back into the system using the same credentials.

Thus, a cloud hosted desktop adds to the agility of a business by making sure productivity runs high and uninterrupted wherever employees may be located. Agility ultimately translates to greater productivity and increased efficiency for your business.

Simplify Your Operational Governance With Centrally Managed Hosted Virtual Desktop

Cloud Hosted Desktop vs. VDI

Hosted desktop is a virtual desktop solution that is popularly made available in two variants. The first variant, also known as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), is the practice of hosting a desktop on a centralized, on-premises server. In contrast, the cheaper and more convenient variant, also referred to as Desktop as a Service (DaaS), hosts the virtual desktop on cloud. The distinction is crucial because, with DaaS (or Cloud Hosted Desktop), all storage, hardware and network infrastructure costs are outsourced to a third-party provider resulting in near-zero maintenance costs. Businesses choose cloud or offline hosted desktop solutions based individual priorities and requirements. 

Desktop is hosted on the public or private cloud. Desktop is hosted on a centralized, on-premises server.
Fully managed offering where a third party cloud service provider like ACE takes care of Hardware, software & helpdesk for the customer. The virtual desktops are managed by the Internal IT team from the Hardware, Software to the helpdesk.
Accessible anytime, anywhere and on any device with an active internet connection. VDI is generally restricted to be access via corporate intranet inside office premises. It can be accessed outside office premises with the help of VPN.
DaaS has a lot of stringent security measures available such as peripheral device management, clipboard restrictions etc. In order to avoid any data leakage. Since VDI is hosted in an on-prem datacentre, which is under control of internal IT team. The data will remain secure.
DaaS can be a part of Business Continuity plan for any organization. Many DaaS Providers have Disaster Recovery plans for their Datacentres, hence even in case of Disaster the business do not get hampered. For VDI to have Disaster recovery, company needs to invest in a separate DR site that means more expenditure.
Significantly cost saving. No upfront cost, just pay as you go. Very high upfront capital investment is needed to start VDI.
Desktop scalability can be a hassle due to costly equipment. On-demand scalability as per VDI usage for optimum resource utilization.

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We are a CITRIX partner

ACE Cloud Hosting offers DaaS Services that are tailored to your business needs. We have partnered with SSAE-16 Tier 3+ and Tier-4 data centers in the US across Phoenix, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Tahoe, Reno, and Las Vegas. We have additional data centers in India and Singapore to serve high-speed virtual desktops located close by. 

We have partnered with Citrix to take care of all your virtual desktop requirements. As a managed Cloud Service Provider (CSP), we offer competitive advantage over others. 

Industry-Specific Solutions



Managed on-the-go virtual desktops for the IT industry, providing high performance and secure remote access to the resources to work in real-time—with no disruption in the operations.

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The fully managed virtual desktop solution for BPO is an efficient way to manage the customer experience from anywhere while saving capital expenses.

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Managed VDI solutions for the financial sector, such as banks and insurance companies, deliver instant access to sensitive information and apps on any device over a secure network.

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Advanced virtual desktop infrastructure for manufacturing ensures no disruption in the supply chain by giving instant access to data related to R&D, plant floor, and distribution teams as they roam across devices and networks.

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Secure VDI solutions for law firms give the lawyers a way to secure client-centered communications across devices without requiring an IT team to deploy physical workstations.

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A virtual learning platform for educational institutions that enables seamless data access to remove location barriers for distance and online education.

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Ace managed VDI solutions to ease managing multiple stores by delivering instant access to sales staff where they need it.

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Why Choose ACE as your Cloud Hosted Desktop Provider?

Because ACE comes with a host of features that are the key to business optimization.

30-Day Backup

30-Day Backup

The data from all desktops are stored daily on our cloud for 30 days rolling, with the backup taken automatically. 

99.99% Uptime

99.99% Uptime

We ensure seamless desktop and application delivery on your endpoint devices with a 99.99% uptime guarantee.



Choose a secure virtual desktop that’s compatible with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) business model.

Superior Graphics

Superior Graphics

Best virtualization solutions to deliver graphics-intensive applications over a network on your remote devices.

Efficient Data Centers

Efficient Data Centers

Tier 3+/4 data centers situated in different geographical locations offer you multi-layered redundancy.

24x7 Monitoring

24×7 Monitoring

Continuous monitoring towards unwanted traffic, hacking activities and Brute force protection.

Pay as you go model

Pay as you go model

Feel safe as you only pay for what you use. If you are dissatisfied with our service, opt-out anytime.

Citrix Partnership

Citrix Partnership

With Citrix being one of our strategic partners, we offer more security features and customization options.

What Our Clients Say

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Frequently Asked Questions

In on-premise VDI, you create virtual desktops on office or remote servers. Hence, you and your IT team manage all the infrastructure. Whereas, in cloud hosted desktops, cloud providers make deliver virtual desktops created on their cloud servers. Therefore, providers maintain the entire infrastructure or any IT glitches and remove the burden off your shoulders.

Virtual desktops are of two types: Persistent and Non-Persistent desktops.Persistent Desktops- In this, you can save all the settings or configurations as you desire. All the information is stored on the operating system. Hence, it requires more storage space which increases cost as well. However, when you log back in, your information remains the same as when you left while logging off.Non-Persistent Desktops- In this, none of your information or settings is retained. Hence, it requires less storage space and cost. However, the next time you log in to the desktop, you will not get the saved information. Each session will start fresh.

1. VDI or virtual desktop infrastructure is a technology in which a virtualized desktop environment is created on the office or remote servers. Whereas in HVD, virtual desktops are created by cloud providers on their servers.

2. In VDI, you and your IT team handle all the IT, whereas, in HVD, providers handle all the IT like installation, up-gradation, hardware or software glitches, etc.

3. To set up servers and infra in VDI, you need a high initial investment. However, with HVD, you can work on a subscription basis as providers offer a pay-as-you-go model.

Cloud providers offer you hosted virtual desktops with pre-installed apps. You can access the desktop via browser or a secure application by logging in with your credentials. You can work on any personal device like a laptop, phone, tab, or system with an internet connection.

Hosted VDI pricing depends on various factors such as the number of desktops, configurations of desktops, plan selection, any additional service, etc. Moreover, it always depends on which provider you opt for. Every provider has its own pricing plans.

The virtual hosted desktop is an offering by a third-party cloud provider like ACE, where virtual desktops are hosted on the cloud servers and delivered to the end-user. Every cloud company offers a different set of products for meeting your hosting needs. We at ACE offer you HVD for all your cloud hosted desktop requirements.

ACE offers you hosted virtual desktops at a competitive price starting from $30 per desktop. You can have a look at our existing plans, or you can also opt for a customized pricing plan.

Hosted VDI is in great demand due to the increment in remote working. Generally, it is opted by many of the industries due to a plethora of benefits such as high security, scalability, regular cloud backups, and business continuity. Some of the many industries which use hosted desktops are:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • BPO or Call centers
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Retail and many more.

Yes, we offer a free trial for 7 days so that you can test our services and assure yourself.

Virtual hosted desktop services, from the right provider, typically offer:

High Security – Your data is secure under various safeguards like OS patching, firewalls, and intrusion detection & prevention system.

Scalability – You can quickly scale up or scale down the desktops with the changing business needs.

Less Infra – You need less infra in your office, like no need to keep high-end desktops or maintain an air-conditioned environment in the office.

Reduced Cost – You can save fixed capital as you can pay to providers on a subscription basis.

Virtual hosted desktops are perfect for small businesses as their implementation can be a great deal cheaper than the cost of purchasing and setting-up physical desktops. Besides cutting-down on maintenance costs including electricity and office space, our pay-as-you-use pricing plans allow flexible and intelligent billing based only on the extent of resource-utilization. Additionally, businesses can switch between plans as per changing requirements, and keep track of every dollar spent.

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