June 15th, 2012
by Mary Allan CloudInsights
What do BYOD and virtual desktop have in common? If you said they both enable mobile productivity, you would be right – if vague. If you replied “HHPC Solutions Inc.,” you would have the inside scoop on a new, Markham, Ontario based provider of virtual desktop to suit any device – as well as any budget.
HHPC founders began conceptualizing their offerings a year and a half ago, launching into what president and CEO Chantal Saake, called “serious planning” in the summer of 2011. The founders’ goal was to use new technologies such as cloud to help address some of the “common frustrations” that people were experiencing in the mobile workplace. A specific aim was to enable BYOD. In researching solutions currently available to deliver VDI, HHPC came across Desktone Inc., a provider of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) software to enterprise and service provider customers designed for cloud-based delivery of VDI to any device. Rather than reinvent the wheel, HHPC approached Desktone with a proposal to package the DaaS service in solutions targeted at underserved SMB markets and the partnership was born. As Saake, explained, “Desktone had a great architecture and we loved the technology,” but it was basically available only to enterprise clients: “if you were a small or medium sized business, or an individual user, there was no way anyone was going to offer this to you, and we wanted to make this accessible to those markets as well.” According to Saake, Desktone was “really excited” about the HHPC business model, and have been very supportive of the business thus far.
Read Mary's full article on CloudInsights