What you need to know
- Cameyo just announced a new service that allows companies to switch devices to a cloud desktop environment in case an on-premises environment is attacked.
- The service, called Cameyo Rapid Recovery, runs in Google Cloud.
- Cameyo also has a service that allows users to run desktop Windows applications on Chromebooks and through the web.
Cameyo just announced a new service that allows organizations to quickly switch to a cloud-based desktop environment in case of an attack. Cameyo Rapid Recovery can be used by an organization to continue operating after a ransomware attack or other emergency. The service is available for $300 per organization. At the moment, the first four months of Cameyo Rapid Recovery are available for free.
Cameyo has a Virtual App Delivery service that allows users to run Windows applications through the web or on a Chromebook. In addition to providing the flexibility of running Windows apps on non-Windows devices, Cameyo claims that its service is a more secure way to run those applications.
Windows systems are often a target of ransomware and other attacks. Nordic Choice Hotels recently swapped 2,000 PCs to Chrome OS following a ransomware attack. Organizations concerned about similar emergencies may look to Chrome OS as an alternative to Windows.
Cameyo Rapid Recovery brings together the company's Virtual App Delivery service and Google Cloud. The idea behind the service is that an organization could maintain access to business-critical applications through the cloud. If an attack disrupted an on-premises environment, a company could quickly migrate employees to a pre-configured environment based in Google Cloud.
If an organization is looking to transition from Windows PCs to Chromebooks, it may be able to do so without purchasing new hardware. Google recently announced Chrome OS Flex, which transforms PCs or Macs into Chromebooks.
Cameyo points out that companies may be able to repurpose compromised Windows and Mac devices as Chromebooks. If an organization did this, it could then run Windows apps through the cloud on a device that was once a PC but was converted to a Chromebook.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at email@example.com.
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