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COVID-19 Social Distancing

Social distancing is something we all need to have in place for the safety of both our staff and our clientele.

Registering guests and customers is one thing but how do you actively control groups to ensure government restrictions are being met to avoid fines and further spread of the coronavirus?

We have a solution which is fully integrated into cloud-managed Smart Cameras which uses AI and location analytics.  Our Smart Cameras have the capability of setting camera threshold alerts with SMS alerts in a specifically designated zone. This can be extremely helpful for businesses, who can now send alerts to managers when more than the stipulated persons are allowed and seen within a specific zone within a time frame.

How Does it Help with Social Distancing?

This solution gives business 3 types of data-rich insights:

  1. Historical aggregate: How many people were in a given area at a specified time, and where exactly where they in the frame?
  2. Current snapshot: How many people are in a given area right now, and where exactly are they in the frame?
  3. Real-time feed: A stream of the number of people and their exact location in a frame.

We deliver innovative cloud solutions that solve real business problems especially ones which come out of nowhere such as social distancing for COVID-19. Let us help you gain the resilience, agility and create a competitive advantage to thrive. Get in touch.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

COVID-19 Contact Tracing

COVID-19 is affecting industries and sectors across the globe. Governments now require contact tracing as they placing restrictions on social gatherings and meeting in public places.

Plans are being put in place for customers to be asked to register in advance on check-in as they arrive at bars, malls, restaurants, and retail outlets to aid the reopening of the economy. We developed a guest registration system for contact tracing to help with the containment of the coronavirus.

How Does it Help with Contact Tracing?

Our system allows for users to register themselves quickly and safely, as they enter an establishment using the following steps

    1. User registers onto the Wi-Fi Network
    2. An SMS is sent to their phone
    3. SMS voucher is shown to a member of staff as prove of client registration and allowed entry

What’s Registered?

The registration includes the date and time of a guest’s entry, their full name, address, phone, and email address. Once the guest has registered a unique code is sent via SMS with a timestamp and validation period to show to staff.

What about GDPR?

To comply with data protection rules all data is automatically deleted after 21 days.

We deliver innovative cloud solutions that solve real business problems such as contact tracing. Let us help you gain the resilience, agility and create a competitive advantage to thrive. Get in touch.

COVID-19 Safe Occupancy

COVID-19 Social Occupancy

Real-time visual of social occupancy during this pandemic is vital to help protect customers and staff. Our solution utilizes Wi-Fi to ensure COVID-19 compliance. We do this by measuring, monitoring, predicting, alerting and notifying of potential non-compliant gatherings, or social distancing breaches in physical venues and outdoor locations.

It enables the business to use customer location data from the cloud-managed network to make defined business decisions and increased understanding of footfall to their locations. Businesses can now find out where visitors locate and spend most of their time instore, and how they move within specific locations.

How Does it Help with Social Occupancy?

Our solution uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth data to create a detailed overview of all your locations. Data collection includes:

  • Footfall overview and trends
  • Footfall by internal location
  • Device Types
  • Dwell times
  • User tracking in real-time
  • Location heat-maps
  • Return rates

This will tremendously help with:

  • Analysing where most of the customers bunch up in order to put barriers or separation stickers
  • Control groups of people
  • Alert when there are too many people inside at any given time
  • Use the data for other business benefits

We deliver innovative cloud solutions that solve real business problems especially ones which come out of nowhere such as keeping tabs on your establishment’s social occupancy. Let us help you gain the resilience, agility and create a competitive advantage to thrive. Get in touch.

Window Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) – Working from Home Has Never Been Easier!

Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) enables your workforce to access a desktop anywhere, with a superb user experience that is quite simply unmatched by other virtual desktop solutions.

Veracloud can help you get started. Our team is on hand to deliver a WVD solution that sets the strategic direction that organisations have for long term remote worker and developer access yet still supports the immediate need to add the capabilities to enable their remote workforce

Why WVD?

  • Support remote working in a fast-changing business environment
  • Reduce or eliminate on-premise capital costs
  • Reduce office overheads and drive more flexible remote working
  • Respond quickly to EUC break/fix events
  • Enable much more secure remote working
  • Deliver a headache-free virtual desktop user experience
  • Ensure staff have a consistent working experience – irrespective of location or how they access resources

Why Veracloud?

  • We are a premium Azure service provider and can onboard and support the solution seamlessly for you.
  • We have our own WVD customised portal included within our services where one can easily manage, expand and optimise the Azure-based WVD environment together with other resources.
  • We have experience in designing and managing the right cloud infrastructure of all types and sizes.
  • We can completely handle the Lifecycle Management for Azure, offering you peace of mind with a Proactive Managed Service.
  • True 24/7 Support from Microsoft-certified experts via phone, chat, and email followed by a quick resolution thereafter.
  • We are a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), which means we get an immediate response from Microsoft than normal customers.
  • Unlike Microsoft, our support is not limited to just system administrators. Our Azure engineers offer direct support to end-users.

Read the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) frequently asked questions or get in touch to give your employees the access they need to systems, networks, and enterprise applications, today.

Windows Virtual Desktop FAQ’s

This article answers Windows Virtual Desktop FAQ’s.

Who would benefit from Azure-based Cloud desktops?

Businesses which typically have 10+ employee size benefit significantly from Azure virtual desktops offered by Veracloud. These businesses have IT limited budgets and limited Cloud experience but wish to allow access to desktops, servers, and applications for their employees from anywhere, without compromising security or user experience.

What is the advantage of Veracloud’s Azure WVD based Cloud Desktop plans?

Azure WVD is a service within Azure that can be used to create an environment similar to your on-premises IT infrastructure in the Azure Cloud. What Veracloud has done is to build typical environments with Azure WVD suitable for small to mid-sized organizations. We have packaged our design, implementation, monitoring and management services with Azure resources and Microsoft licenses, to offer organizations simple price plans for ready-to-go Cloud Desktop environments in Azure. Your organization does not need to know the nuts and bolts of Azure as Veracloud will take care of that. You get predictable month-to-month pricing for reliable, secure, Cloud desktops with 24/7 support.

Is Azure virtual desktop persistent or non-persistent?

Generally, Azure Windows 10 VMs supports complete desktop, RemoteApp, and persistent or non-persistent desktops, dedicated or multi-session Windows 10 instances. We can set the desktops to meet your specific requirements.

How does our Azure Virtual Desktop pricing work?

We have designed our plans for simplicity. Depending on the number of typical business users, we have suggested appropriate dedicated WVD plans based on certain configurations. There is a price you pay for the underlying managed resources and an additional fixed price per user to account for per-user licenses, bandwidth, and support. You can add more or less users per plan based on the actual resource needs of your users. At any time, you can upgrade to a more powerful plan if needed.

How does one move from on-premise to WVDs?

To replicate a well-run on-premise environment, the following elements need to be assembled and configured on the Azure platform. A large Azure VM that is configured for multi-session WVDs, Azure AD, Domain Controller, storage, backup storage, appropriate Microsoft licenses, and a support plan from an Azure partner such as Veracloud. For onboarding and continued support, an Azure Partner is a definite requirement, because you need someone knowledgeable to bridge the gaps in the two environments.

What if your existing virtual machines are on Azure?

If you already have existing virtual machines on Azure, opting for Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure reduces the complexities involved in profile management, application access, and load balancing. Everything comes under one roof including interface, control panel, Active Directory, and more.

What is the list of eligible licenses to access Windows 7/10 with Windows Virtual Desktop?

Generally, Azure Windows 10 VMs supports complete desktop, RemoteApp, and persistent or non-persistent desktops, dedicated or multi-session Windows 10 instances.

  • Microsoft 365 E3/E5
  • Microsoft 365 A3/A5/Student Use Benefits
  • Microsoft 365 F1
  • Microsoft 365 Business
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
  • Windows 10 Education A3/A5
  • Windows 10 VDA per user

What if your applications are on Windows 7?

As Windows 7 is getting Extended Security Updates till 2023, there is enough time for upgrading applications from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on Microsoft Azure.

What if you already have Microsoft 365 license?

If you already have Microsoft 365 licenses, you can transfer those licenses to your Azure WVD environment.

How do we get the advantage of using Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session operating system?

You get the advantage of using Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session operation as part of Microsoft WVD entitlement. This can be used only within Azure and is available only through Azure Marketplace. If you attempt to operate it out of Azure, you will receive error message.

What levels of graphic virtualizations are available?

There are different levels of graphics virtualization options available in Windows Virtual Desktop. High-performance graphics virtualization is possible with one or more dedicated GPUs in the Virtual Machine. You can also use RemoteFX, which is a high-density graphics virtualization. Dedicated GPUs are performance-oriented while RemoteFX is density-oriented.

Where can I read more about WVD on Azure?

The official Windows Virtual Desktop FAQ’s together with other resources can be found here.

How does a partner like Veracloud add value to Windows Virtual Desktop?

A Microsoft Partner like Veracloud will help you integrate, deploy and build on the Windows Virtual Desktop capabilities. We also offer ProActive 24/7 support to the end-users and premium services for targeted solutions in the Azure Marketplace. You can pick one of our standard WVD plans, request a quote for your specific requirements, or talk to one of our Microsoft experts now!

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