We all know what a Virtual Private Server is (VPS), but what is a “Virtual Private Desktop” (VPD)? An image says more than a thousand words apparently, so I’ll just show you instead of explaining too much.
The above is an example of a VPD, and it can be found here. If you visit it, you will not see much. In fact, only some few publicly shared files, and an address book example application, which I have chosen to share publicly. When I vist the above link though, I get to see much more. For me, this link allows me to.
- Read my email
- Store my files
- Track my TODO items
- Create small apps myself, allowing my to organise my life
- Etc, etc, etc …
The above link also works on every single device I own. Below is a screenshot of how it looks like on my iPhone.
So basically, it’s a virtual “computer”, where I can store all my data, in such a way that I can easily access my data securely, on any device I own. In fact, if I visit a friend in France, and I don’t have my own phone or computer with me – I can simply borrow a phone, log into my virtual desktop at samples.gaiasoul.com, and still securely access my data. It’s kind of like your own personal assistant, always there to help you out, by feeding you the data you need, whenever you need it.
And the access to your data is cryptographically secured, and only you have access
If I am at an internet cafe in China, I can log into my VPD, read my email, check my todo list, or download the image for that special Ming Dynasty China vase I was looking for in the local antique shops, and that was the reasons why I left for China in the first place.
And I don’t even need my own computer to securely access my files
In fact, even without a computer, phone, or tablet – You still have access to your data, securely – Assuming you can borrow a computer or a phone from somebody, or use one at the local library.
All you need to remember, is ONE single password, and you’ll always have access to your private data
If I want to send a postcard to a friend, I can look up his address, in my private address book. If I want to upload an image of things I see at the local museum, I can do so. If I want to send an email to my wife, telling her that I landed safely in China, I can do that. If I am an ornithologist, and I see an interesting bird, I can take a picture of it, store it in my cloud, and create an entry in my own personal ornithology app, which I created in 5 minutes myself. Basically, a VPD is your own private “computer in the cloud”, with all your data, securely stored, and always available. Below is a video demonstrating how I created the above Address Book app in 36 seconds.
As you can see, even though there doesn’t exist many apps in a VPD by default – Creating new apps to organise your data, is literally as easy as clicking a button. And you choose who you want to share your app, and/or data with. If you’re a software developer, you can also create your own apps in Hyperlambda.
Have you ever lost a phone or a computer? Remember all those family photos from the x-mas of 2009, the last x-mas grandma was alive, and how they were lost due to that robbery, where some thieves stole your laptop? Well, the chances of loosing data that way, is significantly reduced with a Virtual Private Desktop. Simply put, because even if every single computer you own is lost – You still have all your important data in your own VPD.
We can help you setup a Virtual Private Desktop, if you’d like to hear more about this, you can use the contact form below. No ads, 100% perfect privacy, cryptographically secured, and accessible as long as you can manage to remember one single password!
Each VPD supports multiple users, for instance a family, an organisation, or a company, with hundreds of employees