Dell and Desktone Announce DVS Simplified Desktops as a Service (DaaS)

May 8th, 2012

Companies Partner to Deliver Affordable, Easy-to-Deploy Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktops

Lexington, MA and Round Rock, TX – Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), and Dell announced today the upcoming launch of a cloud-hosted virtual desktop solution that drastically simplifies desktop virtualization deployments. Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions (DVS) Simplified DaaS will deliver full-featured virtual desktops – powered by Desktone’s secure multi-tenant DaaS platform and delivered from Dell’s state-of-the-art data centers – enhanced by Dell’s world-class services capabilities. The new solution will soon be available in the U.S. and EMEA through Dell’s global sales team.

DVS Simplified DaaS will provide organizations of all sizes – SMBs, large enterprises and public sector entities – the ability to quickly deploy a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution to address a variety of business imperatives such as the need to support mobile workers, remote workers and call center staff including contract workers, or rapidly scale the number of desktops based on seasonal workers. DVS Simplified DaaS is ideal for organizations that want a cloud-based VDI solution, simple onboarding and management, and a low set-up cost with monthly subscription-based pricing. The solution removes barriers to traditional VDI by delivering full-featured, affordable virtual desktops from the cloud to any device on demand. By leveraging Desktone’s multi-tenant platform, DVS Simplified DaaS enables easy deployment with the flexibility to scale from a few seats to thousands of seats.

“Organizations are quickly realizing the value of DaaS, providing a full-featured desktop experience with the security benefits of a virtual desktop, and the scale and cost efficiencies of cloud computing, all in a way that can increase worker productivity,” said Steve Lalla, Vice President, End User Computing Solutions, Dell. “Desktone’s industry-leading multi-tenant DaaS platform was built from the ground up for the cloud, unlike other VDI approaches. By combining Desktone’s DaaS technology with Dell’s investments in global data centers, cloud computing and our world-class Dell Services, we will further enable our customers to drive real business results and thrive in the Virtual Era.”

“The fact that one of the world’s leaders in end user computing sees the overwhelming potential of Desktone and DaaS demonstrates the need for our technology within enterprise computing,” said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone. “With Desktone’s help, Dell can provide the flexibility, performance and ROI required by many providers but not achieved with traditional virtual desktop technology. With DaaS, customers can get started quickly with no minimum purchases or complex deployments, making the transition easy.”

Dell DVS offers end-to-end solutions – including hardware, software and services – that extend from end-point devices to the data center and help organizations increase worker productivity, simplify IT management, increase reliability and security, and reduce cost. Dell DVS is enhanced by services for performance optimization and monitoring, analysis, design, configuration, training, support and virtual desktop management. With the addition of DVS Simplified DaaS, Dell continues to expand its existing portfolio of DVS Simplified and DVS Enterprise solutions that enable employees to work from anywhere on any device.

Availability

Dell will start offering DVS Simplified DaaS through the global Dell sales team in late May for the U.S. and in June for Europe. Plans to offer the solution in other regions will be announced later in the year.

Dell and Desktone will be offering a demonstration / sneak preview of DVS Simplified DaaS at Citrix Synergy in San Francisco, May 8-10 at the Dell booth.

 

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit www.dell.com.

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About Desktone

Desktone is changing the way people buy and manage desktops. Desktone pioneered the concept of cloud-hosted Desktops as a Service (DaaS), the easiest and most affordable way to deploy hosted virtual desktops. The Desktone Cloud, Desktone’s DaaS offering, provides all of the benefits of virtualized desktops without any of the hassles. By delivering virtual desktops in the cloud, Desktone enables enterprises to rapidly provision desktops 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. Founded in 2007, Desktone is funded by Highland Capital and Softbank and is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.desktone.com.

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