Hosted Microsoft Desktop

With our leading-edge Hosted Desktop service, your employees can work anywhere at any time from a desktop or laptop device that has an Internet connection.

You’ll have 24/7 access to your business emails, data and your applications from a Hosted Windows Desktop that looks and behaves the same as a traditional desktop.

Your data, applications and email is kept in a safe and secure Cloud Services environment, which is hosted at our UK-based Tier-2 and Tier-3 Data Centres.

What’s included with your Hosted Desktop service?

  • Your own safe and secure private Cloud environment – which is accessed from your Virtual Windows Desktop.
  • Microsoft Office – including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • 10 GB of data storage per user – which can be increased upon request.
  • Microsoft Hosted Exchange Email – 1GB email account per user, which can also be increased upon request.
  • Data Backup and restore – All user data is automatically backed up in the Cloud and can be resorted within minutes.
  • Active Directory integration – allowing you full access to domain services.

Why switch to a Hosted Desktop solution?

The Commercial and Financial benefits of replacing your on premise IT systems with a Hosted Desktop service are many.

Retire Your On Premise Servers

Eliminate any ongoing Hardware, Licencing, Network Security and Maintenance costs by replacing your on premise Microsoft Windows and Exchange servers with a Fully Managed Hosted Desktop solution.

Transparent Service Costs

You’ll only pay for the applications being used. Our simple ‘Per user per month’ pricing structure keeps costs controlled and you won’t pay for any additional unrequired services.

Seamless Windows and Applications Updates

Your Hosted Windows Desktop OS and Microsoft applications are automatically updated to the latest versions from within the Cloud.

A Fully Managed Service

With a Hosted Desktop solution, the responsibility of service is transferred to the vendor. This mitigates risk, reduces ongoing maintenance costs and allows you to focus on delivering your business strategy.

99.99% Uptime Guarantee

Our Hosted Desktop service comes with a 99.99% uptime guarantee. In the unlikely event of an outage, loss of service is avoided by replicating our Hosted Desktop across two independent UK-based data centres. If one Cloud Service fails then the other will immediately take over.


Users, applications and services can be added and removed at a moment’s notice. Your Hosted Desktop can also be rolled out across multiple sites at short notice, adapting to the ongoing growth of your business.


Our Hosted Desktop solution uses the latest SSL encryption to transmit your data across the internet. All user accounts feature 2-factor authentication, adding an additional layer of security.  In addition, your data will never leave our Hosted Desktop environment, which greatly mitigates the risk of data loss.

Anywhere Access

A Hosted Desktop service is great for businesses that promote home working, or have sales teams that are always on the move. You can access your Hosted Windows Desktop anywhere in the world from a laptop or Windows PC that has an Internet connection.

Support for 3rd Party applications

Many 3rd party applications can be hosted in the Cloud, including databases, accounts packages and all Microsoft applications.

Ongoing Technical Support

Ongoing technical support for our Hosted Desktop service is provided by our Essex-based helpdesk team during standard business hours. We can also provide 24/7/365 Support for an additional cost.

Why choose Ghost IT?

Our Cloud Services infrastructure is owned, hosted and maintained by us. Unlike many IT Service companies that resell white-label Cloud services, Ghost IT has built its very own Cloud Services infrastructure from the ground up.

What’s the advantage of this?

We retain FULL control of our services. For example, if a client requests a change or an unlikely outage occurs then we can deal with this immediately without waiting for a middle-man. This eliminates downtime and ensures that our clients receive a better standard of customer care.

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Our Cloud has a silver lining

In addition to our Hosted Windows Desktop solution, Ghost IT provides a complete portfolio of Cloud Computing and Hosting services to local Organisations across Essex, Herts and Cambridgeshire. Visit our Cloud and Hosting page to find out more.

Take the first step towards reducing your IT Costs and increasing productivity with our Hosted Desktop service.

Call 01708 390 370 and speak directly to a Cloud Services specialist about your requirements. Alternatively, complete the online contact form to request a call back.