8x8 Launches Zerigo VDI Platform for Desktop Virtualization
September 05, 2013
By Ed Silverstein
, TMCnet Contributor
8x8 (News - Alert), a provider of cloud communications and computing solutions, recently launched Zerigo VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), a platform for desktop virtualization.
It uses Vblock infrastructure, as Zerigo VDI provides reliable continuity in a secure solution.
Zerigo VDI can be used as a white-label solution so telco, data center, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and enterprise IT departments can set up and deploy IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and DaaS (Data as a Service) services.
"This high-velocity solution offers maximum flexibility and simplicity to meet the needs of a wide variety of service providers—from top-tier telcos to smaller ISPs – looking to grow their business with next-generation VDI and IaaS services," Andy Schwabecher, general manager of 8x8 Cloud Hosting, said in a statement. "The Zerigo software suite supports cross-platform access, enabling service providers to provision, manage and bill any Linux or Windows desktop to any thin client, PC, Mac, iOS, Android (News - Alert) or other mobile device for truly ubiquitous compatibility."
The product already fits the needs of SoftBank.
"We are very impressed with the technological expertise and efficiency 8x8 has demonstrated with the development of this customized VDI solution," Ken Miyauchi, Softbank (News - Alert) senior executive vice president, said in the statement. "No other VDI and IaaS solution provides the comprehensive feature set, ease of management, scalability and billing available in 8x8's Zerigo software suite to make launching these services both easy and profitable. Adding Zerigo to our product line supports SoftBanks's global business growth objectives with a cost-effective and efficient solution."
One benefit with Zerigo is integrated client billing. It has built-in billing support. It generates invoices and then sends them to clients. It also offers quick desktop provisioning in just a few clicks.
Overall, 8x8 provides services for more than 33,000 small- and medium-sized businesses with cloud communications services. It offers hosted PBX (News - Alert) telephony, unified communications, call center software and video conferencing solutions. Back in 2011, Zerigo was acquired by 8×8.
It is known, too, for providing innovative technology.
For instance, 8x8 was recently awarded a new patent related to its contact center technologies by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It is called “Methods and Systems for Multilayer Provisioning of Networked Contact Centers.”
Edited by Rachel Ramsey