Cloud Solutions from Synapse encompass Sync4Share – an encrypted Cloud storage and syncing solution, and Cloud Hosted Desktop – a full Cloud platform built using Citrix virtualisation technologies.


With Sync4Share you, your colleagues and trusted third parties can share files and folders with ease and access them either via a web browser, via a familiar mapped network drive or a local copy on your PC or Mac, or over the airwaves on your mobile device. Having secure access to your information from anywhere is what the Cloud is all about and Sync4Share makes it a breeze.  With prices starting at £10.00 per month, it’s easy to see why this service has become so popular with many of our clients … some, in fact, have ditched their servers and now work solely within Sync4Share.

Further details regarding Sync4Share are available to view and download here


The “stable-mate” of Sync4Share is Cloud Hosted Desktop – the concept is the same … access to your information from anywhere … but with Cloud Hosted Desktop it’s not just your files and folders that are available from anywhere, it’s your normal Windows computer desktop and the whole office network too.

Traditionally speaking, organisations need to implement and manage several different IT systems – an email server, application servers, file servers, for example and manage key responsibilities like support, anti-spam, anti-virus and security, offsite backup, desktop management, server upgrades and much more. Cloud Hosted Desktop is a secure cloud service from Synapse built using the tried and tested Citrix platform, hosting your core programs, documents and emails – making them accessible from anywhere that you happen to be. All the things you need to operate effectively, just without all the hassle. Applications such as Sage and QuickBooks or even your own bespoke applications can be added into the mix!

A Cloud Hosted Desktop virtual desktop looks and feels the same as your normal desktop that you are familiar with, so there is nothing new to learn. The only difference is that instead of the desktop being stored on the hard disk of your computer, it’s stored in a highly secure datacentre in UK. This is even more significant where an organisation is located at more than site. A geographically dispersed organisation can work together and share a central Cloud-based network without the need for ‘clunky’ VPNs or the like. Similarly, working from home or out of the office became just as easy as working in the office.

Through a process called desktop virtualisation, Synapse host a virtual desktop for you and stream it to your local computer. We manage these desktops to ensure they are always available and that they look and feel exactly the same as your traditional, local Windows desktop.

Virtual desktops are rapidly replacing the traditional IT model of on-premise servers and IT support. Now over 70% of organisations are running at least some of their IT in the cloud and a quarter of desktops across the UK are now hosted desktops. These figures will surely rise!

Further details regarding Cloud Hosted Desktop are available to view and download here