Virtual Desktops, the Ideal Choice for Web Development

Whether you are a firm or individual involved in web development, the first and foremost requirement is to have the best-suited development environment to build and test the sites before putting them up on the live servers. The web development industry sees desktop environments like Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu being used interchangeably and the need of the hour is a system that would remain common wherever the developer goes. This system needs to be as much close to a web server as possible with least constraints and should also be capable of getting set up quickly and fully. Additionally, even clients and team members should have the same environment accessible to them to make the whole development process streamlined. An assortment of software should be usable, which includes but is not limited to Visual Studio, MS Access, PHP, Java, Scala, PaintShop Pro, Dreamweaver, Apache-PHP-MySQL and desktop software such as XAMPP, WAMP and MAMP, and of course, MS Office.

Virtual Desktops from Apps4Rent help the developers in making the shift from “whatever works” to “whatever works perfectly and is right”. Our Virtual Desktops provide the very element that is missing from the local setup as compared to the production stack on which real websites run. Cloud-hosted virtualization of the desktops is the perfect and right way to go for creating web development solutions, as these can truly mirror the “real stack”. Apps4Rent Virtual Desktops reside on a powerful grid on top tier 1 data centers in New York and give you all the processing juice that is needed. Being SSAE16 Type II certified, they are totally secure and the data gets backed up automatically on regular basis. Every member of the development team can use our Virtual Desktops from home, client’s office, or while travelling and on PCs/Macs, laptops, notebooks, tablets, slates and even smartphones – they just need a browser.

For over a decade, Apps4Rent has been supporting more than 10,000 clients from across 50+ countries for cloud hosted technologies – you can be assured that you are in safe and experienced hands.

Benefits of Virtual Desktops for Web Development

  • check Give different teams access from different devices to a common development setup
  • check Get an opportunity to create, run, and test custom projects over the internet
  • check Create a working “off-line” copy and provide to clients for reviews and approvals
  • check Work as the perfect sandbox for trying out new techniques and applications safely
  • check Test and finalize codes with greater chances of running perfectly on live web servers
  • check Assess and improve the inter-operability of the deliveries across different devices/setups

Always Up, Safe, and Secure

Our Virtual Desktops come with 99.9% guaranteed uptime from state-of-the-art SSAE16 Type II certified datacenters in US. Being compliant with some of the most stringent standards of industries like healthcare, banking, finance and accounting, data on the Virtual Desktops is totally safe and secure. Besides, the entire Virtual Desktop infrastructure is further secured by CISCO ASAs with IPS enablement. All data on the Virtual Desktops stay centralized, secure, automatically backed up, and is available to you whenever you want it.

Save on Money

The choice of Virtual Desktops is highly cost-effective as well since you pay per user and not per machine. You also get the flexibility to add or delete users incrementally – a definite advantage, especially in times of your peak development season and rush-project with close deadlines, when you quickly need to add on more machines for development and testing. Virtual Desktops are agile and you can create a new setup in a matter of minutes and customize it to fit your exact requirements.

24 x 7 Support

As regards expert support, our technical team comprising Microsoft-certified senior professionals is available 24 x 7 to you on phone, live chat, and email to solve any issues you might have with the Virtual Desktops. They understand how core accounting applications behave and how they are used by you in your business. Apps4Rent is a Tier-1 Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider as well as a Microsoft Partner with Gold certification.