The Sawtel Hosted Virtual Office™ builds upon the solid foundation provided by the "application server" mode in the Sawtel Hosted Microsoft Windows Terminal Services™ environment. Microsoft Windows Terminal Server lets you deliver Windows-based applications, or the Windows™ desktop itself, to virtually any computing device, including those that cannot run Windows™.

Terminal Server can enhance enterprise software deployment capabilities for a variety of scenarios that remain difficult to solve using more traditional application distribution technologies. When users run an application on Terminal Server, the application execution takes place on the server, and only keyboard, mouse and display information are transmitted over the network. Users see only their own individual sessions, which are managed transparently by the server operating system, and remain independent of any other client session.

The progression from isolated local infrastructure and applications, to the virtual office environment, mirrors the progression away from high capital overhead and the attendant continuous support costs of local infrastructure, towards maximizing your return on investment ROI from low capital overhead and low support costs in the Sawtel Hosted Virtual Office.™

Uncoordinated, manual Infrastructure
Cost Center
Managed IT infrastructure with limited automation and knowledge capture
Efficient Cost Center
Managed and Consolidated IT infrastracture with extensive automation; knowledge capture and reused
Business Enabler
Fully automated management, dynamic resources usage, business linked SLAs; knowledge capture automated and use automated
Business Enabler


The Terminal Server component of the Sawtel Hosted Virtual Office™ provides three important benefits:

  • rapid, centralized deployment of applications

    Great for rapidly deploying Windows-based applications to computing devices across an enterprise. Especially applications that are frequently updated, infrequently used, or hard to manage. When an application is managed on Terminal Server and not on each device, administrators can be certain that users are running the latest version of the application.

  • low-bandwidth access to data

    Terminal Server considerably reduces the amount of network bandwidth required to access data remotely. Using Terminal Server to run an application over a client's bandwidth constrained connections, such as dial-up or shared WAN links, is very effective for remotely accessing and manipulating large amounts of data because only a screen view of the data is transmitted, rather than the data itself.

  • windows anywhere

    Terminal Server helps users become more productive by enabling access to current applications on any device, including underpowered hardware and non-Windows™ desktops. Terminal Server lets you use Windows anywhere. So, you can take advantage of extra processing capabilities newer, light weight devices such as a Pocket PC.


Application Virtualization

  • Transform applications into virtualized services that are rapidly available

    Application Virtualization is the only virtualization solution that delivers on-demand applications that are never installed locally and instead, are dynamically delivered. Whether deployed on desktops, laptops or, terminal servers, SoftGrid changes application management from a series of manual tasks into an automated, streamlined process that accelerates the pace and reduces the cost of business.

  • Rapidly Available

    Plug a computer into your network broadband connection and rapidly provide users with all their virtualized applications.

  • Accessible on Any Licensed Device

    All assigned applications are accessible on any licensed device. Controlled application usage is even possible when users are completely disconnected.

  • Centrally Controlled Access

    Centralized management of applications permits users to only access those applications that they have the right to run. Centralized control also enables Sawtel to proactively patch or upgrade the server, so the next time the users access their virtual Office network, applications are updated without impacting their productivity.

  • Cost Reducing

    Significantly reduces costly processes such as compatibility testing, as well as hidden costs. Our customers have cut help-desk costs by up to 30%, by reducing call volume for application-related problems and have reduced end-user downtime by up to 80%, by easing challenges with application related business continuity.

  • Application Virtualization offers greater speed and agility

    Sawtel’s application virtualization, dynamic streaming delivery, and centralized management technologies make everything from deployments and upgrades, to migrations and business continuity initiatives, easier and faster, with better agility.

  • Application virtualization

    Enable applications to run without the need to visit a desktop, laptop, or terminal server. Applications are no longer installed on the local client resulting in minimal impact on the local host operating system or other applications. Sawtel Virtual Office™ leverages the most extensive virtualization technology on the market; we virtualize per user, per application instance, as well as key application components. As a result, application conflicts and the need for regression testing are dramatically reduced.

  • Dynamic streaming delivery

    Delivers applications rapidly, using a streaming protocol (when needed) to laptops, desktops and terminal servers. Just 5%-40% of local system resources, depending upon application, is needed to launch the application. Additional components are delivered transparently when requested, resulting in faster delivery of the application.

  • Centralized, policy-based management

    Virtual Application deployments, patches, updates, and terminations are more easily managed via policies and administered through the management console.

Virtual Office

By leveraging Application Virtualization and, thus, reducing the complexities inherent in enterprise application management, Sawtel has reduced the challenges clients face in increasing productivity and efficiency, and transformed client computing environments into a dynamic, ever-evolving infrastructure.