Dimension Data adds virtual desktop solution
Company signs on Desktone to offer cost-effective virtual desktops as a cloud serviceBy Reseller News Staff, Auckland | Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Dimension Data has announced a global partnership with Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) vendor Desktone Inc to offer cost-effective virtual desktops as a cloud service.
The agreement extends to New Zealand where Dimension Data will leverage the Desktone Virtual Desktop platform to help companies cope with rapid adoption of mobile computing and other enterprise initiatives.
“Organisations are increasingly embracing cloud computing for its flexibility, efficiency and ease of use,” says Leigh Jackson, technology manager for Dimension Data New Zealand. “At Dimension Data we’ve been aggressively building our portfolio of cloud services with solutions like Desktone's multi-tenant virtual desktop platform that help customers improve performance and lower IT costs.”
By leveraging a local cloud, Dimension Data says it can allow organisations to easily provision, deploy and scale desktops on demand without the expense and complexity of building and maintaining on-premise infrastructure.
“DaaS is outpacing onsite enterprise VDI as the simple and affordable solution to market demands for device independence and controllable IT costs,” says Peter McKay, CEO of Desktone. “With cloud-hosted virtual desktops, Dimension Data can deliver complete virtual desktops in a truly scalable cloud environment that’s easy to manage, without worrying about hardware or software costs.”
I believe they partner with OneNet wwww.OneNet.co.nz for locally hosted cloud solutions. Very good I hear.
Posted by Anonymous at 12:58 on January 18, 2013
It's just another advertising press release, nothing to see here but the usual gibberish and sales junk.
How are the virtual desktops going at ACC and IRD?
What local cloud is DiData leveraging?
Posted by Anonymous at 11:20 on January 18, 2013
Does Gibberish have first hand experience of the VDI solutions at ACC and IRD or just making comments based on hearsay?
Posted by VDI at 11:03 on January 25, 2013
i like how they leave out where the desktops are housed. Bad idea this is.
Posted by Anonymous at 08:54 on January 16, 2013
Last I knew, you couldn't license Windows desktops in a cloud environment.
Posted by Anonymous at 10:54 on January 16, 2013
Well you need to catch up with Microsoft licensing policies then! :-)
Posted by VDI Guru at 02:20 on January 19, 2013
Of course you can, why wouldn't M$ allow it? This is not new.
Posted by Cloudy Computing at 15:53 on January 16, 2013
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