MiDesktop is a virtual desktop hosting environment managed by ITS. The service provides an easy-to-manage VDI platform, which allows simple and secure access to a custom pool of virtual desktops.

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MiDesktop offers a highly available and secure environment while drastically reducing the complexity and cost of deploying a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. 


The Service provides:

  • Unified desktops for a wide range of use cases including secure data access, remote access, lab and classroom loadset and image refresh, designed by you.
  • Desktops may be accessed by your users from any device, including tablets, smartphones, laptops, PCs, thin clients and zero clients.
  • Fully managed enterprise services. ITS manages the operations of the underlying infrastructure, while providing best-in-class service, support, and SLEs.
  • HIPAA Compliance for sensitive workloads.
  • Available GPU acceleration hardware for graphic-intensive workloads.

Customers are responsible for obtaining, installing, and managing their own operating system image (including any licensing and application software), from which pools of virtual desktops are then created.

Rates & Pricing: 
Item Details Cost/month
Base Image 1 Base Virtual Machine
  • 1 CPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 40GB Disk Drive
Storage Additional 1GB Storage $0.07/month
Memory Additional 1GB RAM $0.45/month
CPU Additional 1 CPU


Optional GPU Enhancement Power User (CAD, Photoshop, High-End Apps) $5.40/month


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