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Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Hosted on Blue Chip’s cutting-edge infrastructure platform, Blue Chip’s Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution provides users with simple, centralised access to their company data and applications – wherever and whenever they need to work.

Designed specifically to work with the Microsoft Office 365 platform, our hosted desktop offers secure remote working from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Powered by Citrix and dedicated Blade Server hardware, the customer environment is completely customisable and provides an assured User Experience and guaranteed performance across a multitude of devices.

With Blue Chip’s fixed pricing scheme, we will ensure that delivery incorporates not just your hosted desktop, but also the setup and migration of any elements required to support third party applications. Billed on an affordable per month, per user basis and with our 24/7 expert technical support available on the same basis, DaaS is an affordable solution guaranteed to meet your business’s unique requirements.

We provide the Citrix DaaS solution in three tiers - Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The following table provides an overview of the components included within each service level:


 

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Service Support

 

Access Method

Citrix XenApp

Citrix XenApp

N+1 Citrix XenApp

Session Host Hardware

Dedicated Blade as a Service

N+1 Blades

Domain Controller(s)

1

1

2

NetScaler Gateway Appliance(s)

1

1

2

Personal Storage per User

2GB

5GB

10GB

Shared Storage per User

2GB

5GB

10GB

OneDrive Storage per User

1TB

5TB

5TB

Office Web Apps

Microsoft Office

N/A

Office Pro Plus

Office Pro Plus

Domain Controller

Enhanced Mobile Access

Exchange Online Mailbox

Kaspersky Server AntiVirus

SecureVault Server & Data Backup

Application Server

N/A

Microsoft SharePoint Online

Skype for Business Online

1The SecureVault service protects all servers and data not stored within the Microsoft Office 365 Cloud.
2Standard Application Server: 1 x vCPU, 4GB RAM, 50GB HDD, Windows Server License
3Gold Application Server: 2 x vCPU, 8GB RAM, 50GB HDD, Windows Server License(s)

Why choose Citrix DaaS from Blue Chip?

  • Benefit from the cost advantages of subscribing to a templated solution whilst having the option to add extra applications as required; each project is approached individually giving complete flexibility
  • A great end user experience whilst working on any device over any connection - even on low bandwidth/high latency links
  • All tiers accommodate additive licensable software / services for those products covered by our Service Provider License arrangements, or via additive Office 365 options
  • Additional infrastructure services can be accommodated through the inclusion of Infrastructure as a Service resource to support extra application and/or infrastructure servers
  • Supports a wide range of third party applications and web/Cloud services, as well as addressing Microsoft’s licensing policies which forbid the use of Office 365 on shared virtualised server platforms

 

Download the DaaS Whitepaper

A guide to Desktop as a Service, its benefits and methods of deployment.

Case Study

GreenSquare

GreenSquare Group chose leading Desktop Virtualisation experts Blue Chip to design and implement a secure and flexible mobile working solution across the business.

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Blog

True or False? The Top 5 Assumptions About Desktop As A Service

22nd November 2016
With the demand for remote working at an all-time high, it is natural for companies to have concerns over how to implement the correct strategy and technology. Blue Chip’s Technical Director, Neil Clegg, debunks some DaaS assumptions and explains why employers should explore the idea of Desktop Virtualisation more closely.
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"We chose Blue Chip not only because of their level of professionalism, but because of their expertise surrounding Cloud Services and their partnerships with some of the biggest vendors in the IT industry. They also provide 24/7 support and security monitoring as standard, which is a great benefit to any company. Blue Chip also really listen to your requirements, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others who are looking for the same."

Andrew Porter | IT Manager at Kingstown Associates

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