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Imagine accessing your desktop from anywhere in the world.

Forget workplace server rooms or costly IT infrastructure, UKFast's remote desktop service, FASTdesk, gives you instant access to your entire office desktop.

No matter the device, connection or location, FASTdesk gives you the flexible working your business needs. With FASTdesk, we use enterprise-grade technology from Citrix, and invest in superfast connections and optimum security  for you in our UK-based data centres.

On a beach, at home, on the train or a quiet corner in the office? As it's hosted on the cloud, FASTdesk enables you to pop open any device and access your remote desktop in an instant. You’re in control, you change the channel.

When you plug into FASTdesk, the UKFast support team becomes an extension of your business. With fixed monthly pricesaward-winning, fully managed support 24/7/365 the cost savings to your business are mind blowing.

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Instant access to your entire office desktop with FASTdesk®

  • Why FASTdesk®
  • Desktop Options

Significant cost savings

Fixed per-month pricing for desktops keeps your costs predictable, eradicating the need to invest a huge upfront sum for hardware, management and a skilled IT team. FASTdesk enables for robust business continuity and disaster recovery. Simply open FASTdesk up and your session will be exactly where you left it. Eliminating the headache of investing in additional BCP or DR solutions.

Award-winning, fully managed support

With industry-leading SLAs and the highest NPS score in the industry across the globe, your new flexible working solution is fully managed and supported, unlike any other. We consult and work with you to get you up and running. In just three rings, speak directly to your dedicated support pod of FASTdesk expert engineers and dedicated account manager.

You're in complete control

Simple to deploy and easily scalable, choose the specification you require for your desktop with multiple add-ons, applications and designs depending on your unique requirements for each desktop. Add your own business branding and spin new users up and down securely, within 15 minutes.

Attract talent

Attract, access and retain talent from a wider pool of skilled employees and hire beyond your workplace. FASTdesk enables your employees to work on a remote desktop, wherever and whenever. Work in an environment that perfectly suits your business.

Ultra secure

Forget storing your business data on a server in your workplace cupboard, insecurely. FASTdesk provides you with optimum security, as your data is housed in our UK-based data centres, guaranteeing 100% data sovereignty. Securely manage your workforce with FASTdesk and control who has access to what.

World-leading technology

Make better use of technology with FASTdesk. Forget investing thousands, even hundreds of thousands of pounds on IT hardware, server rooms and the latest technology. We invest in it for you. Your operating system and application incompatibility across different generations of devices are no longer an issue. FASTdesk utilises Citrix's world-class technology, powering up enterprise-grade tech in a single click, on any device.

Unparalleled performance

Got a slow running application, database, internet connection or poorly performing devices? With FASTdesk, it doesn't matter if you don't have the best of the above, you get high-quality, seamless user experience on any device. You connect into our enterprise-grade 10GB network and data centres, with Windows 10 as standard, no matter the device. Choose from a variety of bespoke FASTdesk options for your business such as high-performing GPU.

Enhanced productivity

Need to hot desk or go on a business trip? No problem. Just open your device and access your remote desktop at your fingertips. FASTdesk improves your agility, enabling for enhanced productivity amongst your team, whether they're anywhere in the office, on the train or at home. This means your products and/or services are faster to market and you can focus on providing incredible customer service.

Feature Standard Pro Pro-Plus GPU
vCPU Per User 1 2 4 4
RAM (GB) Per User 2 4 8 12
Storage (GB) Per User 25 25 25 25
Additional Storage Available for purchase Yes Yes Yes Yes
Desktop Delivery Method Many to One Many to One One to One One to One
Citrix Technology XenApp XenApp XenDesktop XenDesktop
Application Layering Available Yes Yes Yes Yes
Persistent Desktop Compatible No No Yes Yes
First Line Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Backup Retention 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days 7 Days
Application Servers Yes Yes Yes Yes
File Servers Yes Yes Yes Yes
Database Servers Yes Yes Yes Yes
FastDrive Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
UKFast Shared Exchange Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
Office 365 Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
OneDrive Compatible Web Application Only Web Application Only Yes Yes
FastDesk Private Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dedicated VPN Compatible Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supports extension of existing Active Directory Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes*
Option to administrate own domain accounts Yes* Yes* Yes* Yes*

*Requires FASTdesk Private

FASTdesk® Use Cases

  • Financial Services
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Marketing & Design
  • IT
  • Retail & eCommerce
  • Regulated industries benefit from increased security features to protect user data
  • Secure access to Windows apps from variety of devices (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows)
  • Work from anywhere, without compromising on data security
  • Can be tailored to individual employee's role and business unit function
  • Provide easy access to a line of business applications from any device
  • Enable next generation learning through flexible and mobile workspaces
  • Effortlessly provide learning applications to students and teachers
  • Instant and single point of access to information based on role and access permissions
  • Reduce IT admin by centralising management and delivery of apps to students and staff - wherever they are
  • Ensure data privacy and protection across all devices
  • Improve mobility and productivity by providing secure access from any device
  • Enable safe, seamless and instant access to information across locations, devices and networks
  • Provide universal access to a modern interface with clinical and non-clinical applications to improve efficiency and effectiveness
  • Reduce admin time for practicioners and staff
  • Fast and easy access to files and apps from any location or device
  • Centrally managed desktop to reduce downtime and IT dependency
  • Easily sync desktop and files across devices. Large file sizes are no longer a problem
  • Safeguard data and files through central data centre storage. No files stored locally on any device
  • Provide universal access to modern interface with business critical line of business applications
  • No need to invest in high-cost graphics processing units and specialist computers
  • Pay monthly option with fixed prices and no hidden charges
  • Specialist applications are not tied to one desktop – you can open your applications on any device, anywhere
  • Always optimised for high-performance, no matter the device
  • Centrally manage your office PCs, saving time spent on managing them individually
  • Take and maintain control and security with admin rights and app blocking
  • If a PC or device crashes or breaks, a user can simply log into another device and access their data instantly
  • Cut costs and save money with no need to invest in costly PCs or hardware. With FASTdesk, all of the latest hardware is supplied for you.
  • Ability to have your Point of Sale (POS) systems on one central server which you log into to use
  • If a device or computer breaks or crashes – you can simply open another one with DaaS and pick up where you left off
  • POS systems can use a lot of resource. With FASTdesk, you have unlimited resources
  • No need to invest in high-cost graphics processing units and specialist computers
  • Pay monthly option with fixed prices and no hidden charges
  • Specialist applications are not tied to one desktop – you can open your applications on any device, anywhere
  • Always optimised for high-performance, no matter the device

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Do you use graphics-intensive applications? FASTdesk® GPU is perfect for running applications such as Adobe Photoshop®, 3D CAD, media composers and anything requiring graphic-intensive processing. FASTdesk® GPU is powered by NVIDIA GRID™ - the world’s most advanced technology for sharing GPUs across virtual desktops.

Advanced graphics memory

  • 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory guaranteed for each remote desktop.

Incredible visual effects

  • 4k remote desktop resolution for amazing visual effects.

Substantial cost savings

  • No need to invest thousands of pounds in specialist computers across virtual desktops.

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How can remote working supercharge your business?

Businesses looking to leave a mark in today’s highly competitive market require efficient technology that goes beyond the day-to-day operations and addresses organisational goals. As working remotely has become increasingly popular, let’s investigate the positives and negatives of this way of working, both for the employees and the organisation, and the advantages of DaaS over the conventional desktop.

Watch the experts as they discuss cost-effectiveness of remote working, achieving a better work-life balance and increased productivity for a flexible team. HSO have predicted that 50% of the British workforce will be working remotely by 2020, but how can your business capitalise on this and get ahead of the curve?

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Certifications and Industry Compliance

Crown Commercial Service
Cyber Essentials
Carbon Neutral
ISO 9001
ISO 27001

Your solution is only ever housed in our government and ISO-certified, ultra-secure data centres managed by security cleared personnel. And as an exclusively UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty. UKFast is a government approved supplier through the G-Cloud 10 framework.