We use different tools for the remote administration and we currently use VNC. Previously we also used TeamViewer but due to some changes in their business model we cannot use it responsibly on a day to day basis, it constantly prompts with license issues, timeouts and whatnot. We also would like to replace VNC to a more user UI friendly self-hosted model. We need to be able to add as many devices as we wish, without the need for increasingly expensive monthly premium services, which quickly can add to the overall cost of this operation.
So, where do we go from here?
We are looking at MeshCentral-2 developed by Intel personal aka Ylian Saint-Hilaire. We are working on implementing the software in our service structure. MeshCentral-2 offers remote-administration to almost any device out there and it works inside containers as well, we also need the OSX compatibility which is on it's way. Finally a self-hosted solution which rocks and it's a really promising project too, very active with good quality code. It can even run from a simple Raspberry Pi if needed, that's pretty amazing in my book, very lightweight and easy on the system resources.
From the MC Blog: "MeshCentral is an open source remote management web site. Once setup, you can remotely control computers over the Internet from your very own server. It's built in NodeJS and has control agents for Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi and soon OSX. When available, MeshCentral fully supports Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). MeshCommander is a Intel® AMT remote management tool. You can find these tools at: http://meshcommander.com". - please remember that it is still in Beta.
Stay tuned and come back for a demo when we are ready. Need to acquire and build an new server before implementing this service. On it's way!