Hosted Virtual Desktop (HVD) is another form of desktop computing that does not require traditional personal computers. An HVD desktop behaves just like a normal desktop. It works with a fat client that runs as a virtual machine( VM) on a server and has access to remote devices.
All application programs run on the server, which hosts the virtual machine and sends the computational results to the remote devices where they are displayed. Access to the remote devices - PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones or thin clients - can be done through browser windows, but also through remote connections.
The Hosted Virtual Desktop concept works with central data management and application programs, and thus differs from server-based computing( SBC). The advantage of the Hosted Virtual Desktop is the cost reduction for the hardware and its installation, the application programs, their updating and maintenance.