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NoMachine Cloud Server Family

NoMachine version 6 represents the latest iteration of the now-established NX technology. We started working on NX, the "Next X", in which X was the X-Windows System (something only the Unix die-hards may know of), or the Next Network Computing, in 2001 and the first public release was in 2003. Since then, we have come a long way. We thought about it and started giving people a way to work from anywhere when the word “Cloud” and cloud computing had yet to be invented. The Cloud Server Family combines the unprecedented remote desktop capabilities of Enterprise Desktop, including web-based access and peripheral redirection, with infrastructure optimization and consolidation to provide single secure access to the apps and data employees and third parties need to get the job done. Let mobile staff securely connect to their PC at work and facilitate collaboration through secure sharing of files and folders, enable reliable remote assistance via desktop and web whether they’re in the office, at home, or on the go. With Cloud Server, administrators are empowered to control and deploy thousands of desktops and server resources in the corporate datacenter, whether physical, virtual or "in the cloud" all with infinite scale and flexibility. It is a truly cross-platform solution that bridges the gap between physical and virtual resources scattered across corporate networks, allowing organizations to converge heterogeneous environments running on Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix.

Modern and legacy desktops

From a management perspective, Cloud Server makes scaling and controlling any IT infrastructure easier than ever. As a broker for organizations looking to leverage existing hosted infrastructures, Cloud Server is the key component for converging an unlimited number of remote Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops, namely Enterprise Desktop servers, but also ‘Foreign’ servers, like those supporting the X-Windows protocol. Often these legacy systems such as Solaris, HP_UX, AIX and BSD host a large chunk of enterprise information assets. Since an organization’s business operations rely heavily on being able to access these environments, support for Unix servers is as critical as ever. With NoMachine Cloud Server, any remote desktop environment whether on Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix can be published easily and securely. Cloud Server is the gateway to your entire desktop and server infrastructure. Administrators can combine unlimited pools of NoMachine, and non-NoMachine, servers and consolidate the entire infrastructure under a single Cloud Server to deliver a seamless user experience whilst centralizing management. By clustering two Cloud Servers, business continuity is guaranteed thanks to its automatic failover protection in the event of system failure or downtime.

Scale up and out

Cloud Server can be combined with any other NoMachine server product in the enterprise-oriented range, not just Enterprise Desktops and legacy Unix servers. It sits at the pinnacle of the NoMachine product pyramid enabling centralized access to a highway of an unlimited number of server hosts including those from the Terminal Server Family. Its intuitive GUI lets administrators converge an infinite number of Enterprise Desktops, X-Window hosts, Workstations, Terminal Servers, clustered Enterprise Terminal Servers, even second-level clustered Cloud Servers to create a dependable network of hosted resources. By centralizing deployment of your entire server network, Cloud Server alleviates the sprawl usually associated with serving complex infrastructures. The intuitive GUI not only enables on-demand provisioning of corporate resources, it also functions as a single point of visibility, providing a coherent view of all the hosts available. With Cloud Server your environment grows together with your requirements by letting organizations consolidate even the most extensive of hosted desktop and server infrastructures, efficiently routing users to the requested host within the corporate network.

Anywhere access to business desktops

Being able to securely and reliably access business files and documents from anywhere is crucial for organizations if they want to maintain their competitive advantage in today's world - one that literally moves at the speed of light. For many employees these resources are on a desktop which is somewhere else - at HQ in the next town, on a VM in another country, hosted on a cloud-based service by a provider and so on. Enterprise Desktop lets users access their desktops deployed in the data center or cloud from a range of devices including laptops, thin clients, tablets and smart phones, and also a HTML-enabled web browser. Access is also dead easy to set-up and operate. Just install the software on a server and add the machines you want to connect to from remote on your private network. A tremendous simplification compared to all similar software on the market. It's possible to publish any desktop OS with NoMachine. We consider physical desktops all desktops that are either really physical (i.e. they are running on physical hardware) or that are running as physical desktops inside a virtual machine. This latter case includes instances of operating systems running inside VMware, Xen or KVM virtual machines or in Docker containers. To support multiple users you run multiple VM instances safely on the hypervisor host depending on the number of CPUs and memory available. You install and run NoMachine Enterprise Desktop inside each VM instance as you do on a physical computer for the individual user. Enterprise Desktops can function as standalone servers, or you can choose to consolidate access under one entry point, via NoMachine Cloud Server. To publish these desktops, you add each Enterprise Desktop instance as a subsystem of a Cloud Server. You can then create the required user profiles on the Cloud Server to let the user access their specific desktop. NoMachine lets you control exactly which remote desktop the user will have access to, plus scripting tools to tell the Cloud Server what it must do when the user connects or disconnects. Your NoMachine desktop installment grows together with your requirements. Start small and add more and more, as your needs change. Add more Enterprise Desktops to a single or clustered Cloud Server, for infinite scalability. All your desktops, on physical and virtual machines, can work together with the same ease and the same tools, across the board, to serve your users wherever they are.

Rich user experience on any device

The idea of a desktop or application that you can access from any computer or device is now a reality in the modern enterprise. Expensive personal workstations have been replaced by cloud-based resources which can encompass USB devices, CPU, memory not just virtual machines running a myriad of virtual desktops. Offering a cloud-based desktop means that complex software configurations can be centrally managed and hosted on on high-powered server hardware. Employees can use low-powered PCs or tablets to access these business desktop environments on-demand and from anywhere, but the remote computing experience must look and feel like a local PC, and give real-time response, regardless of the connection scenario. With NoMachine your remote desktop is responsive, functional and rich as if you were actually in front of your computer. Not only the screen, keyboard and mouse, but all devices available on the server and on the client work on your remote desktop as if they were physically connected. With NoMachine the network transparency dream comes true. All your folders, drives and devices work as you expect. You can print a file located on the remote computer to a local printer or do the opposite. You can make a bar-reader connected to the client appear as if it was connected to the server, so that your store application in the server farm immediately works. Pendrives, scanners, any USB device is ready to use. Obviously you can control what device is made available, so that security and privacy are never compromised.

Embracing the cloud

NoMachine products work with any Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, offering the same ease of use on VMware vSphere ©, Microsoft Hyper-V ©, Citrix Xen ©, and KVM based virtual-machines, regardless of whether they're running in a datacenter or in cloud. Cloud-based desktops, like those hosted on Amazon ©, Rackspace ©, Google Cloud © or Azure ©, are rapidly becoming the norm for businesses which want simplicity, flexibility and scalability from their IT. A hosted desktop in a VDI environment running on a cloud infrastructure mimics the traditional desktop environment but as a Desktop as a Service (DaaS) model, simplifying the challenges of deployment, data security and how to keep HW costs low. Benefits to organizations and administrators of cloud-based DAAS are well-documented, but what about users who need access to those desktops? How do you ensure remote users get the best possible experience and performance when connecting to their remote desktop just as they would as if the physical hardware was really theirs? Cloud infrastructure providers have ways to initiate remote control sessions from within browser windows, or tech-savvy users can start remote desktop connections: SSH for Linux, RDP for Windows, FTP if you want to transfer files. This can often be cumbersome. NoMachine simplifies connecting for everyday users, not just for admins, by providing an intuitive interface with easily accessible functionality from within the desktop session. NoMachine is cloud agnostic, and integrates seamlessly with Amazon EC2 or Rackspace as it does with Google Cloud or OpenStack. Once installed on cloud-based Mac, Linux or Windows instances, it's the simplest form of remote access for users of all devices, and even clientless endpoints through means of a web browser, providing a comprehensive set of features across all operating-systems and giving users what they want: a single intuitive tool with optimized user experience with all the associated bells and whistles: clipboard, file transfer, audio, video, session recording, USB redirection, GPU acceleration and so forth.

NoMachine Cloud Server Products

Cloud Server Products come with annual support options and software updates. For complete details about the functionalities available, please consult the links to Cloud Server and Enterprise Desktop below.

NoMachine Cloud Server

Bridge the gap between physical and virtual resources scattered across corporate networks by converging heterogeneous environments running on Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix workstations. Cloud Server is the gateway to your entire desktop and server infrastructure efficiently routing users to the requested resource.

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

Let employees remotely access Windows, Mac and Linux desktops from wherever they are, including via any HTML-enabled browser. Perfect for remote collaboration or help desk activities, these desktops can be standalone or added to a Cloud Server gateway. Also available as a pack of 10 subscriptions.

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