Three convenient ways to connect to a desktop in the Tucha cloud
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- Three convenient ways to connect to a desktop in the Tucha cloud
Today we will talk about ways of connection to cloud services (for example, TuchaBit+ or TuchaFlex+), which can be selected by a client company's system administrator to organize end-user access to Tucha. Because it is important to make users' work not only safe but also convenient. So, the administrator has the following options:
- RDP connection.
- Use of RemoteApp.
- Web access.
Typically, companies that have migrated to Tucha use different combinations of these methods, depending on the needs of a particular department or employee. It is quite possible that for accounting web access to a database is the most convenient, but for a sales department, it is an RDP connection. It must be clarified that all three connection methods can provide a high level of security.
This technology was introduced by Microsoft back in 1998 and is constantly evolving. It is one of the most versatile, convenient, and frequently used options for connecting to a virtual IT infrastructure. The main idea is that a user, using an RDP client, gets access to their workplace, which is deployed in our cloud in a German data center. At the same time, the user sees only the final result, and all computing operations are performed on the servers in Germany.
A desktop to which the client connects is neither visually nor functionally different from a desktop on a hardware PC. Similarly, you can install traditional programs and work with them.
The advantage of this option: for example, an accountant can work not only with 1C but also with Microsoft Office, client-bank, and other software. The user can use any software without restrictions unless it is installed by the administrator.
Internet speed requirements: at least 256 kbit/s. Also, the RDP protocol allows you to configure graphics parameters, which allows you to make the user's work comfortable with a low Internet connection speed.
Access devices: Any device, including diskless stations, old PCs, thin clients.
Today, there are RDP clients for all desktop and mobile platforms and even browsers. For example, a company 2x provides clients for iOS, Android, Ubuntu, a Facebook app, a Chrome plugin, and many other options. Microsoft, Yongtao Wang, Ericom, and other companies have similar tools.
Strictly speaking, it is a kind of first option. An RDP client is used, computing power in Germany, but a client device does not display the entire desktop, but only one application that is defined by the system administrator. The most powerful solution in this area is a paid application 2X RAS (Remote Application Server) from the company 2x mentioned above.
This option will be useful, for example, in such cases.
- When you need to limit and give access to a single application.
- When the user needs to combine work on a local PC with the use of an application that is in the cloud.
- When an app needs to be available in specific conditions and under low Internet speeds.
This connection option can also be used on almost any device, and it is even less demanding for Internet speed.
Web access to remote desktops
Access to applications and desktops from a usual browser, which is now installed on the vast majority of devices. The user simply enters the required address in their browser, then enters access details, and works productively. Often, this connection method is used when accounting is in the cloud. And here again, the company 2X is the leader.
A summary table for three types of connections
For ease of perception, we have compiled the table with a comparative description of all three ways of connecting to the cloud IT infrastructure.
|Using any device to connect|
|Connection speed||High (256 Kbit/s)||Average||Low|
|Customer data outside Ukraine|
|Advanced end-user settings|
|Switching between the local and virtual desktop||Two desktops — in the cloud and local||The app from the cloud is displayed on the local desktop||The app is displayed directly in the browser|
|Running of additional applications inside a session|
|Ability to work with files in the cloud|
|Functionality||Access to the entire desktop||Access to the application group||Access to the application group|