iomart (AIM:IOM), a cloud hosting company headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, has provided a secured cloud hosted desktop solution for one of the UK’s leading field services organizations, Chase Solutions.
Chase Solutions, an organization that works with utility companies, banks and debt collection agencies across the UK, says the move to the cloud with iomart has made it more secure and helped it continue to meet the strict security and legal standards demanded by both clients and industry regulators.
The laptops used have a minimal operating system based on Linux that is “securely” configured to only allow access to the cloud hosting environment via thin client software, VMWare Horizon. This means only screen images, keyboard and mouse instructions are transmitted between the laptops and the cloud. No data leaves the iomart data center and therefore there would be none of the risk that is normally associated with laptops and data stored on their internal drives.
“Hosted desktop is the perfect solution because it allows our management to work on the road without having any important data held on their devices,” said Michael Wolfenden, Operations Director for Chase Solutions. “The whole solution is hosted in iomart’s cloud, in their fully compliant and accredited data centers.”
Iomart, owner of a global network and datacenter infrastructure, partners with leading vendors such as VMware, Amazon, EMC, Microsoft, Asigra, Arbor and Dell to offer its customers a centrally managed, controlled and completely agnostic set of hybrid, private and public cloud hosting platforms.
“All Chase’s clients’ data is stored securely at iomart‘s data center and because no data is stored on the laptops the managers are using they don’t have to be encrypted,” said Steve Riley, the IT consultant for Chase Solutions. “It means that when Chase responds to a tender for work we can tick every box with regards to security.”