A UK based tech firm is offering hosted virtual desktops based on Windows Server 2008 R2, which has been customised to look like Windows 7.
According to ZDNet (opens in new tab), ThinkGrid is offering desktops that come with back-up, anti-virus and high-availability redundancy.
The desktops, which are targeted towards small and medium sized businesses, run a highly customised version of Windows 2008 Server R2 that looks almost exactly like Windows 7.
Customers would be able to enjoy the user interface of Windows 7 without having to pay licensing costs.
ThinkGrid CEO Rob Lovell claims that customers will be able to access the hosted virtual desktops from a variety of devices including Windows, Linux and Mac based PCs and tablet devices like the Apple iPad.
“So now businesses can accommodate those users who've got an iPad and want to use it for work, plus you can access your desktop from anywhere just as easily as when you're in the office,” he said.
Small and Medium sized businesses are realising the benefits offered by hosted desktop solutions as they are low on IT costs and provide a level of flexibility desired in a growing organisation.