March 30th, 2012
Today is a big day for Desktone. We’re thrilled to welcome our new partner Dell, who today announced they will leverage Desktone’s platform to offer Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Simplified Desktops as a Service (DaaS). Dell’s selection of Desktone to offer a rapid turnkey virtual desktop solution is tangible affirmation that DaaS is the delivery mechanism of choice for desktop virtualization and that Desktone provides a unique desktop virtualization platform for delivering DaaS.
Combining Dell’s global data centers and end user computing expertise with Desktone’s flexible and scalable DaaS software platform was a no brainer for delivering quick and seamless deployment and management of virtual desktop environments. This offering is an expansion of Dell’s DVS portfolio, targeting customers who require fully-managed, fully-outsourced services from small- to medium-sized businesses to large enterprises looking for a virtual desktop solution with the ability to scale, self-serve and self-manage.
Why is this big news? First, it’s great for Dell. Having been the go-to trusted provider of desktops for decades, the company can now offer enterprises of all sizes an easy and affordable option for deploying virtual desktops. For Dell’s business customers, they can now deploy the DVS Simplified DaaS for easy virtual desktop provisioning and management, enabling them to concentrate on what really matters: their business. Secondly, the collaboration with Desktone makes it easy for Dell to offer complete virtual desktops in a truly scalable cloud environment. Businesses are able to start small and test the waters then scale as necessary once they’ve realized the benefits of desktop virtualization.
VP and GM of Dell’s mobility solutions group Steve Lalla offers, “We see an increasing number of customers turning to Dell as a trusted partner to help take the guess work out of developing virtual desktop architectures. With DVS simplified…we make it easy to deploy desktops virtualization solutions across the enterprise that fit diverse user needs.”
So why did Dell choose Desktone? Desktone offers the industry's only purpose built virtual desktop platform for service providers to deliver DaaS. By leveraging Desktone’s multi-tenanted cloud-hosted platform Dell is uniquely able to bring the benefits long ago promised, but undelivered, by VDI: scalability, stability, flexibility, predictable costs, reduced IT expenses, reduced management time and effort. As I said in the Dell release "This is the revolutionary step in cost and scale that the industry has needed in order to accelerate the adoption of virtual desktops.”
We look forward to working with Dell to deliver the industry's highest performing DaaS offering. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for complete details on the new offering.