|[December 11, 2012]
Desktone Expands Proven Multi-Tenant Desktop Virtualization Platform to Include Application Delivery
LEXINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced
the general availability of the industry's first unified platform to
deliver desktops and applications as a cloud service. Desktone's new
application delivery offering enables the deployment of Windows desktops
and applications from the cloud to any end user device, reducing the
cost of delivering hosted applications by 50 percent over existing
solutions. By leveraging the multi-tenant Desktone
Platform to deliver desktops and apps as a service, service
providers can transform their customer workspaces.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, mobility, and the end of
Windows XP are driving organizations to reevaluate their end user
computing strategies. Desktone's new application delivery offering
simplifies IT management by delivering apps from the cloud, thus
avoiding the costs and complexities of managing on-site infrastructure.
End users can directly access Windows apps from any device they choose -
including tablets, smartphones, laptops, PCs and thin clients - and IT
professionals can manage multiple desktop models and applications from a
single management console.
Leading service providers, such as Dell, Fujitsu (News - Alert), NEC Corporation of
America, Time Warner Cable and Dimension Data, have selected Desktone's
Platform to offer hosted desktops and apps as a cloud service to end
users. Desktone's unique leading cloud features include: multi-tenancy,
massive scalability from grid architecture, multi-location management
and the lowest cost model in the industry through use of open source
"The desktop virtualization market is shifting to a more holistic
approach as IT profesionals look for solutions to simplify workspace
management," said Brett Waldman, research manager, Client Virtualization
Software, IDC (News - Alert). "Demands on IT resources are greater than ever before,
but IT budgets are still declining. The ability to deliver and manage
desktops and applications from a single management console, like
Desktone's, is quickly becoming a must-have for organizations looking to
reduce costs while improving efficiencies."
"A revolution is under way in terms of how we work and the applications
and devices we use to be productive, and Desktone's new application
delivery offering is the simplest way for organizations to accommodate
these changes today without risk," said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone.
"Unlike the competition, Desktone from day one has been committed to
building a platform for delivering desktops and applications as a cloud
"End users expect the experience and performance of their desktop PC -
including access to the apps they use every day - on a variety of
personal devices," said John Moody, Executive Director, Dell (News - Alert) Services.
"The flexibility, scalability and economies of the cloud make it easy to
support the evolution of the workspace. Desktone's new app delivery
offering provides one more alternative to stream Windows-based
applications to any device, giving end users direct access to apps on
any device they choose. We are excited about offering this new
capability to our customers."
With end of life on the horizon for many popular installed versions of
desktop virtualization solutions currently available in the market,
organizations are evaluating their options. A cloud-hosted model
provides an affordable, easy-to-use alternative with additional
capability to deliver enterprise applications from a single platform.
Service providers are looking to capitalize on this opportunity and they
require a purpose-built platform for delivering a cloud service with the
flexibility, scalability and security that multi-tenancy offers.
"We are moving our infrastructure to the cloud as we look to reduce
costs and support our remote offices," said Adrian Farrell, Director of
IT, Gentle Giant Moving Company. "With employees located throughout
North America, and often on the road, it's essential to have convenient,
always-on access to the programs and apps we use every day from a
variety of devices. Leveraging a cloud-hosted platform like Desktone
makes it easy to give our employees seamless access to their full
desktops and apps from the tablets and smartphones they use every day."
Desktone will offer demonstrations of the new app delivery offering this
week at Dell
World 2012 in Austin, Texas, December 11-13. For more information
about the Desktone app delivery offering please visit www.desktone.com.
Desktone provides the only unified platform for delivering desktops and
applications as a cloud service, enabling the deployment of Windows
desktops and applications from the cloud to any end user device.
Desktone enables IT service providers to rapidly provision desktops and
applications to users connected on any device, anywhere, without the
upfront costs and complexity of traditional desktop virtualization -
transforming desktops from a CAPEX to OPEX item. Leading service
providers, such as Dell, Fujitsu, NEC (News - Alert) Corporation of America, Time
Warner Cable and Dimension Data, have selected Desktone's Platform to
offer desktops and apps as a cloud service. Founded in 2007, Desktone is
funded by Highland Capital and Softbank (News - Alert) and is headquartered in Boston,
MA. For more information, visit www.desktone.com.
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