Ten years ago, on June 16, 2011, Secure Online Desktop was born. Many things have changed in ten years and we have always done our best to keep up with the times and offer cutting-edge solutions to our customers. We want to celebrate our company anniversary by retracing the key milestones of these years by sharing them with you.
The products offered today are focused on corporate security and decentralization of services, but that wasn’t always the case. Originally our services were limited and only with the experience in the field have we been able to improve and grow the offer, meeting the needs of our customers.
The first service offered, which also gave our company its name, was a secure desktop online that brought the customer remote computing power , easy to use and definitely user friendly . The decentralization of machines and computing , the underlying concept of cluod computing , was still under development in 2011 and certainly not as far-reaching as it is today. The large international companies in the sector had recently ventured into offering this type of service. In fact, Microsoft Azure entered the market in 2010 and Amazon’s AWS was born in 2006.
Things have changed a lot since then, of course. In ten years of technological growth, services have improved, been consolidated and new ones have been born. We at SOD, on the day of our company anniversary, can say that we have done everything possible to always keep up with the times.
SOD’s services on the company’s 10th anniversary
The services offered today are varied and well structured. A high standard of security has been maintained as an added value. The nature of the services is always based on Cloud Computing , but includes much more than just a simple remote desktop.
All products are scalable, which allow the optimization of the customer’s economic resources. A SaaS (Software as a Service) delivery model is used which allows easy customization and high scalability.
On the 10th anniversary of the company, Secure Online Desktop is an Italian company still growing, a cloud provider with excellent quality services, whose values are cyber security and customer care.
What we offer are solutions and not just services. This means that the services provided are highly customizable and we are able to generate ad hoc solutions for every company and every need.
We like to be tested, so we “challenge” our customers to submit specific situations and problems to us and then offer tailored solutions that always leave the final customer and his employees satisfied.
SOD in the market
We can’t deny that competing with giants like Amazon or Microsoft, to name just the best known, isn’t easy at all. However, what sets us apart is the customer care and the attention we put into offering our services .
By necessity, for big companies , having tens of thousands of customers can only lower the level of personalization of the service provided. Inevitably, this leads some customers to be dissatisfied with the service.
We, on the other hand, who are a much smaller international company, can invest more time in assistance and product customization operations. The result is always satisfied customers, perfect services in every detail and constant growth in the number of customers. As an added value, we engage in constant research to improve and expand our range of services offered.
We are extremely satisfied with the results achieved over the past ten years, and we say it with some satisfaction on our company anniversary.
Our most recent social initiatives
Furthermore, we must not forget that over time we have also got involved in the social sphere. In the last year alone, two new initiatives have been promoted to help entrepreneurs and companies in difficulty following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We offered a free Cloud Storage service ( ownCloud ) to support companies in introducing a telecommuting plan for their employees. In addition, we have long supported Folding @ Home , a distributed computing project aimed at simulating protein dynamics , in particular the folding process. Through the use of software made available, it is possible to offer the computing power of a computer as an active resource for research. & nbsp;
The Folding @ Home initiative helped research against COVID-19 by focusing the computational power offered by the participants on virus analysis.
We haven’t pulled back even as regards the realities of our territory, which we regularly support. For example, Civil Protection of Albinea uses our web hosting and online presence management services under the title free. Furthermore, we actively help the association AGiReCoN ( Associazione Giovani Reggiani Against Cancer ) with IT support and in the development of apps to facilitate doctor / patient communication.
The evolution of our services
As I mentioned before, many services have been added to the first Online Desktop offering, but I want to celebrate this day in a complete way by offering a chronological overview of the major services offered.
We work on our services to always offer the best for our customers.
These first 10 years of business have been exciting and have brought many exciting challenges. We want to continue at this pace to improve and always offer the best IT services for our customers!
Il cloud computing consente alle aziende di accedere a server, archivi, database e servizi aggiuntivi (applicativi), tramite piani di abbonamento flessibili. Ad oggi il cloud e’ onnipresente. Gia’ dal 2009, piu’ del 90% delle aziende utilizza almeno una applicazione basata sul cloud computing per gestire dati aziendali in modo sicuro. Inoltre, un numero sempre maggiore di aziende e organizzazioni non ospita piu’ un’infrastruttura, ma si appoggia ai fornitori di servizi cloud del loro territorio. Potersi confrontare con una realta’ che usa il proprio linguaggio e’ quasi sempre un valore aggiunto.
Ragioni principali per scegliere soluzioni in cloud computing
Scegliendo il provider di servizi adeguato, le aziende possono concentrarsi sullo sviluppo dei loro prodotti invece che sulla manutenzione delle infrastrutture necessarie. Si evitano cosi’ dei costi, sia economici che temporali. I provider di soluzioni cloud offrono un canone mensile per l’uso dei loro servizi. L’infrastruttura, la sua manutenzione, le licenze e tutti i requisiti aggiuntivi sono a carico del fornitore.
Un altro aspetto importante e’ che l’utilizzo di questi servizi online non richiede grandi competenze informatiche. Le piccole e medie imprese possono ottenere tutti i vantaggi di una rete aziendale completa, senza l’onere dell’acquisto di materiali e assunzione di personale. Il cloud computing viene in soccorso in queste situazioni, insieme al supporto tecnico che puo’ essere necessario.
Questi servizi online sono altamente scalabili. Ogni volta che si presenta la necessita’ di ingrandire o ridurre la propria rete, i servizi in cloud computing si adattano all’esigenza automaticamente oppure cambiando piano di abbonamento. Conseguenza della scalabilita’, e’ la flessibilita’. Il cloud facilita la connessione di collaboratori esterni e l’accesso a tutti i servizi necessari. Tramite questi servizi online non e’ difficile organizzarsi in telelavoro.
Altro fattore a favore dei servizi basati sul cloud computing e’ la sicurezza. Giustamente, molti utenti si preoccupano per la sicurezza dei propri dati. Per questi e’ importante sapere che i fornitori di servizi in cloud computing affidabili, come Secure Online Desktop, considerano la sicurezza una parte cruciale del loro modello di business.
Ecco perche’, al giorno d’oggi, la questione non e’ se scegliere o meno una piattaforma cloud, ma piuttosto quale fornitore tra i tanti disponibili. Come vedremo tra poco, i nostri servizi web con base a Reggio Emilia, offrono tutte queste caratteristiche e sono frutto di molti anni di esperienza.
Come scegliere il giusto servizio di cloud computing
Siamo consapevoli del fatto che scegliere il fornitore migliore e’ un compito impegnativo. Sul mercato ce ne sono tanti e le loro caratteristiche sembrano tutte uguali. La decisione giusta deriva dalla combinazione di analisi approfondite dei requisiti aziendali specifici, delle aspettative minime e la valutazione dei fornitori in termini di caratteristiche, prezzi, reputazione, sicurezza e altri fattori.
Abbiamo raccolto alcuni aspetti importanti per la scelta.
Tecnologie e supporto
La giusta piattaforma di cloud computing, le sue architetture, gli standard e il servizio devono essere allineati al vostro attuale ambiente tecnico, ai carichi di lavoro e alle preferenze di gestione. Prima di scegliere un fornitore, dovreste valutare di quanta ricodifica e altri aggiustamenti avrebbe bisogno l’intero processo nel caso che un fornitore offra supporto e assistenza per la migrazione.
I servizi online offerti da SOD offrono soluzioni per ogni situazione, in modo da ridurre la necessita’ di personalizzazione e poter usufruire subito appieno dei nostri servizi web.
Sicurezza dei dati
Assicuratevi che il fornitore scelto soddisfi i rigidi standard di sicurezza e la consideri una priorita’ assoluta. Verificate sempre se sono conformi a standard e che le loro certificazioni siano valide. Anche l’ubicazione del server e’ importante in quanto possono essere applicate diverse leggi locali e si deve essere sicuri al 100% di avere il controllo sulla giurisdizione in cui i dati vengono memorizzati, elaborati e gestiti.
Partner e integrazioni
Quando si sceglie il fornitore di servizi in cloud computing, si dovrebbe pensare in termini di ecosistemi, non di singolo prodotto. Come un’azienda digitale utilizza vari strumenti che fanno parte del loro ecosistema, questo non e’ diverso in termini di provider di servizi in cloud. Essi hanno spesso una rete di partner tecnologici ed e’ consigliabile conoscerli in anticipo e assicurarsi che siano affidabili e fidati.
Puoi trovare i partner di Secure Online Desktop sul sito e scoprirai la loro validita’ e affidabilita’.
E’ sempre consigliabile lavorare con un’azienda che abbia una buona reputazione e una storia di stabilita’. Fondamentale e’ anche che non abbia precedenti di problemi legali o di violazione dei dati. Dovrebbe anche essere in una posizione finanziaria sana e gestita da manager esperti.
Scopri la nostra storia e valuta tu stesso. I nostri servizi online sono sul mercato da molti anni e sono migliorati nel tempo, abbiamo stretto partnership importanti e oggi possiamo vantare clienti internazionali.
Servizi online Reggio Emilia
I nostri uffici operativi si trovano a Reggio Emilia, in via Bernardino Zacchetti 6. Abbiamo a cuore il nostro territorio e pensiamo che sia per i nostri clienti connazionali un valore aggiunto potersi relazionare con noi in italiano.
Se e’ vero che l’inglese e’ ormai diffuso in ambito IT, e’ anche vero che parlare con degli esperti nella propria lingua e’ un fattore importante per sentirsi ulteriormente sicuri con il servizio acquistato.
Since 2011, Secure Online Desktop is a Cloud Computing services company based in Reggio Emilia (Italy). Founded by a group of engineers experienced in distributed data centers, the first product was a Secure Virtual Desktop, hence the name chosen for the company. The expertise that marked the foundation of the project also includes cyber security, as underlined in the name.
Over the years, experience and passion have led to a further improvement in the level of security of the services offered. It can be said today that all the cloud services offered by Secure Online Desktop are extremely safe and reliable.
Secure Online Desktop: the origins
The first product offered by the company in 2011 was a Secure Virtual Desktop, whose name is still maintained (Secure Online Desktop, S.O.D.). Based on the concept of Cloud Computing, the decentralization of computing power, offered as a customer service, this type of product still offers interesting advantages.
Compared to a Remote Desktop via terminal, the most obvious advantage is the decidedly more user friendly experience. Both solutions are designed for remote computer management, the type of interface and the mode of use change. Using a virtual desktop, the user has software applications and data available as they were actually on the local device in use. The use of the command line, typical of a remote terminal, is not necessary.
Through the experience offered by the virtual desktop of S.O.D., the user is unable to distinguish whether the software is local or remote. The experience is therefore excellent and allows interesting solutions. Just to give an example, avoiding the regular replacement of updated hardware, the costs for a company that must supply a computer to every employee, can be considerably reduced.
Expansion of the offer
Based on the same principle, Cloud Computing technology has allowed S.O.D. the design and offer of services capable of satisfying increasingly complex needs.
The company strongly believes in the power of Cloud technology and has worked in its application for desktop users. The use of Cloud Computing alongside a data center has made it possible to increase the computing power offered. At the same time, the level of security on data and their transmission has increased, allowing to maintain the high standards offered by S.O.D.
Thanks to these characteristics of safety and variety of products, partnerships were born with various software houses which then led to the acquisition of numerous projects from international companies. Increased the demand for services and collaborations, coverage in the area has consequently increased.
After an initial phase of expansion and consolidation of the initial offer, the company has expanded the number of Cloud products offered, including also the field of Cloud Servers. Secure Online Desktop now offers a service that covers every 360 ° Cloud need.
From the beginning, the company has been very close to the chosen logo, so that over the years it has been printed on numerous products, including a motorcycle saddle. Water bottles, notepads, pens and other office gadgets were not missing.
The logo represents the acronym S.O.D .: the large S on the left, the O and D merged together, smaller, on the right.
Although the Secure Online Desktop is no longer the single product offered by the company, the name maintains a link with the origins and a reference to the safety of the products offered. Among these, it is interesting to mention the identification and testing service of vulnerabilities in customer security systems.
The services offered today by the Secure Online Desktop company are varied and well structured. the high standard of safety offered has been maintained, an added value which demonstrates the care for the customer and the product.
The nature of the services is always based on Cloud Computing, but it includes much more than a simple virtual desktop. Today the services range from virtualized applications, Cloud Server, Data Storage and Hosting, but also complete infrastructures in the Cloud.
All products are scalable, allowing the optimization of the economic resources invested by the customer. A SaaS (Software as a Service) delivery model is used which allows easy customization and excellent ductility.
Secure Online Desktop is today an Italian reality with strong economic growth, a cloud provider that offers excellent quality services, whose values are safety and customer care.
The provision of Cloud Services is the core business of Secure Online Desktop, through these services we are able to provide our customers with support to all the company’s ICT processes. Thanks to the adoption of Cloud services, our customers can use a reliable Cloud Provider that, through its Datacenter, is able to implement and maintain the customer’s server pool in a highly professional and structured environment.
The categories of services most used by our customers are:
IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
Through this service it is possible to create a single virtual server (VPS) or an internal virtual datacenter on which to install the company’s own applications, avaling the computational capacity of our Cloud.
IaaS services are an excellent response to customers who want to offer their customers services provided by a stable, professional and flexible infrastructure
The services offered in this category are:
♦ Cloud Server: It offers the possibility to create a virtual server in a few minutes from a convenient web interface without having the necessary hardware resources and facilities to manage it.
♦ Super Cloud: Offers the possibility to create a real Cloud Datacenter with one or more virtual servers to replicate or expand your Datacenter.
SaaS (Software as a Service)
Through this service you can take advantage of software in web or remote mode as if it were installed on your PC, at the same time you have all the advantages offered by the Cloud world (flexibility, backup, redundancy, etc.). With the SaaS services it is not necessary to install the software on your PC or server as everything you need is online and publicly accessible.
The services offered in this category are:
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