Although cloud hosting services and remote desktop services share a similar goal of allowing users to store files and have remote access through any device with an internet connection, these services are not exactly the same. There are a few fundamental differences between clouding hosting services and remote desktop services. Differences exist in the power, reliability, and security between storage services, and knowing these differences can help you decide which service best suits your needs and expectations.
One major difference between cloud hosting services companies, such as Microsoft and the remote desktop services provided by CyberLinkASP, is that cloud hosted services are shared by thousands of users, meaning that the power, storage capacity, and possibly even the access to files is accessible to everyone sharing the service. While cloud services are supposed to be divided, maintaining service to all of the users can put strain on the server system, making it necessary for clouds to have down-time — which can interrupt service. CyberLinkASP’s remote desktop services allow each customer to have individual service, not shared by thousands, and the company has IT specialists covering shifts 24/7, helping to maintain service constantly, so your business never experiences down-time.
Another difference between using a virtual desktop, instead of a cloud share service, is security. While cloud services are thought to be fairly secure, every system is considered secure until someone breaks through the security settings. Having thousands of users accessing the same service means thousands of passwords to assign and protect, instead of only having one password to protect, opening up the possibility of passwords being cracked. Also, CyberLinkASP backs up all information stored through their virtual desktop services on both disk and tape formats, which are then stored at a separate off-site facility from their Dallas, TX, Chicago, IL, or London, England data centers. Cloud hosts do not always back up your files, so if something happens to their data center, you may lose all of your information. When choosing between using vdi services or a cloud, you should check the specifics of each service, as well as their reliability and backup precautions, so that you know which service will work best for you.