Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) as a Service

Welcome to SafariDesktops, your one-stop solution for Azure Virtual Desktop services brought to you by Safari Micro. Automated, Managed, and Optimized.

SafariDesktops is a service of Safari Micro Inc 

We leverage the expertise of Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architects and administrators and close partnership with Microsoft Partner of of the Year Finalist and Azure Automation power-house company, Nerdio, to provide you with a fully managed, automated, and optimized Azure Virtual Desktop Windows 11 & 10 experience. Imagine having access to a powerful virtual desktop, made even more efficient by our tailor-made scripts, automation tools, and GPU enabled azure virtual machines. All this power is available at an affordable per-user-per-month cost, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – your work.

Experience the freedom and performance of Azure Virtual Desktop, without the need for in-house cloud infrastructure expertise or investment. With SafariDesktops, we make Azure Virtual Desktop solutions easy, efficient, and effective.

Access from Any Device. Anywhere*

Access from Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices via virtual desktop client or from any HTML5 capable internet browser.

*internet connection required

Better Security

Virtual Desktops reside in secure microsoft datacenters with no publically exposed endpoints. Virtual desktops sessions occur through reverse connect technology that does not require opening holes in your security for connection.

The Tools You Need

Equipped with the applications and services you need. Also take advantage of increased performance for Microsoft services such as Microsfot 365 Email, Teams, SharePoint and OneDrive and the highspeed internet connectivity of the Micrsoft cloud for next level download/upload performance within your desktop.

Professionally built & automated Azure Virtual Desktops

Managed & Maintained for you by Safari Micro

Azure Virtual Desktops

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a game-changing Virtual Desktop cloud service from Microsoft. It allows you to run Windows desktops and applications anywhere, scale quickly to meet changing business needs, and safeguard your sensitive corporate resources. SafariDesktops takes this service to the next level by providing a fully managed, automated, and optimized AVD experience tailored to your specific needs. This powerful, flexible solution is ideal for businesses of all sizes, particularly those embracing remote work or looking to simplify their IT infrastructure.

At its core, Azure Virtual Desktop is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the Microsoft Azure cloud. It enables users to access a full Windows 11 or Windows 10 desktop environment without being tied to a specific physical device. This means you can work from anywhere, on any device, while enjoying the same consistent, secure user experience.

Key Features

Seamless Integration with Microsoft Cloud Services

AVD integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365 and other Microsoft services, allowing you to maintain productivity tools, data, and settings across devices. This means you can access your Microsoft 365 Apps, such as Word, Excel, and Teams, directly from your virtual desktop.

Secure and Scalable

AVD provides built-in intelligent security and compliance features, ensuring your data is protected while reducing the complexity of managing your IT environment. It also scales easily, allowing you to quickly adjust capacity to meet changing demand.

Streamlined Management of virtual desktops

AVD allows us to quickly manage and support virtual desktop users. We have AVD integrated analytics and monitoring software that helps us identify and troubleshoot issues and performance to quickly address concerns.

In Partnership with nerdio

Safari Micro is in close partnership with Nerdio – a power-house in Azure automation and Azure Virtual Desktop deployment and management.
With 3.5 million+ users under management, 5,000+ customer deployments since 2019, Nerdio has become an unmatched force in helping organizations embrace the Microsoft Cloud particularly in Azure Virtual Desktop. Nerdio has worked closely with Microsoft Engineering since 2018. In 2023 Nerdio was acknowledged in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Desktop as a Service report alongside Microsoft, who was recognized as a leader. Furthermore, Nerdio was honored as one of “The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Companies of 2023,” according to CRN, and four team members were selected as CRN Channel Chiefs for their leadership and contributions to the channel. Twice Nerdio has been a Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist.

So not only do you benefit from Safari Micro’s expertise in Azure solutions architecture and administration but you can rest assured that our automation, orchestration, and management system is best-in-class and your virtual desktop solution through SafariDesktops has the support power of Safari Micro, Nerdio, and Microsoft.

Why Choose Azure Virtual Desktop?

When compared to other virtual desktop solutions, AVD stands out for its deep integration with Microsoft services, robust security features, and the flexibility to scale on demand. With the added value provided by SafariDesktops, including expert setup, optimization, and management, AVD becomes an even more compelling choice for businesses seeking to streamline their IT operations and enable flexible, secure remote work. Check out this overview video:

Where do the virtual desktops live?

In YOUR Microsoft Azure tenant. We add a standalone Azure subscription into your Microsoft 365/Azure tenant where we plug in our tools and build your Azure Virtual Desktop environment inside your tenant, not hosted in a 3rd party location, but inside your Microsoft tenant. What happens if you don’t want it anymore? Then we simply delete our standalone azure subscription and all of the components built on it – all of it cleanly goes away without any mess or left over charges to you.

Couldn’t I just build and manage it myself?

Indeed, you could opt to build your own Azure Virtual Desktop environment. surprised
However, it’s important to consider the significant time, effort, and specialized knowledge required to do so effectively and affordably. Building an AVD environment involves not just initial setup, but also ongoing management, optimization, and troubleshooting – all of which demand a deep understanding of the Azure platform and Azure Virtual Desktops.

By leveraging our SafariDesktops AVD service, you benefit from our team of Microsoft Certified Azure Engineers who have extensive experience and expertise in building, managing, and optimizing AVD environments. Our team has been working with AVD since before its public release, and over the years have developed and utilized custom scripts, automation tools, and optimization strategies that ensure you get the most out of your AVD investment. For those reason we believe we can often build it better, faster, and more affordably than you could yourself.

Furthermore, we offer a straightforward per-user-per-month pricing model, making our services both affordable and predictable. What this means is you don’t have to carry the risk of building something wrong and potentially having lots of unexpected cloud computing costs. Your cost is only the per-user-per-month agreed upon pricing, and its our job to make sure the cloud costs incurred for that environment line up with that. This allows you to focus on your core business, knowing that your AVD environment is in expert hands. Therefore, while building your own AVD environment is certainly possible, utilizing Safari Micro’s SafariDesktops AVD as service is the smart, cost-effective choice for most businesses.

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Features

Access from anywhere

Your virtual desktop can be accessed from any modern Windows, MacOS, iOS, or Android device using an easily installed application. You can also access your virtual desktop from a modern internet browser (HTML5 capable) such as chrome, firefox or safari.

  • Use your personal devices while keeping your work files and tools securely separated on your virtual desktop
  • Access from your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop
  • Access from someone elses device without having to install anything by accessing your virtual desktop through an internet browser

 

 Better Security

Your virtual desktop connects using ‘reverse connect’ technology which allows you to access your virtual desktop without having to open any security holes in your network or firewall. Security mechanisms like MultiFactor Authentication can verify you are who you say you before giving you access to your work files and tools. Your virtual desktop can be made to prevent files from being shared between your personal device and your virtual desktop to keep it safe from viruses and malware and can be enabled for security measures that prevent it from showing up on screen recordings or screenshots or over screen share software to ensure the protection of your work and information. And on top of it all experience the ultimate real-time security of Defender Advanced Threat Protection – keeping your Windows 10 virtual desktop protected from dangerous threats.

• Secure ‘reverse connect’ technology
• Multifactor Authentication
• Screen mirroring/recording/sharing protection
•  Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

 

 

Microsoft Apps & Services

Harness the power of Microsoft’s business productivity, collaboration, and security tools and services. Platinum users will have access to both desktop and web versions of Microsoft Office, including applications like Outlook, Word, Excel, OneDrive, and Teams. Make the most of 50GB Exchange online mailbox, which together with Outlook email client, provides you the quintessential enterprise email and calendaring experience. Save your files in 1 TB of cloud storage inside OneDrive, which gives you access to your files from nearly anywhere and the ability to retrieve and work with files on demand on your virtual desktop. Through Microsoft Teams you can collaborate with team members over chat, call or video, sharing files and data in one centralized location.

Safari Micro Managed Services

Take comfort in knowing that behind the scenes Safari Micro’s managed services team is managing, maintaining, updating and supporting your virtual desktop, making sure it continues to perform at its best for you. If you do run into an issue, Safari Micro will be there for you ready to assist.

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Example Pricing (Contact us for actual estimate)

Below is an example pricing for 3 different tiers of performance for a group of 10 users. 

Bulk pricing available at higher number of virtual desktop users. Please contact us for official pricing and customized feature packages.

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