Hosted VirtualDesktop (HVD) is another form of desktop computing that does not require traditional personal computers. An HVD desktop behaves 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 on which they are displayed. Theremote devices - PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones or thin clients
- can be accessed via browser windows, but also via 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 update and maintenance.