February 27th, 2012
Leading Cloud Infrastructure Service Provider Expands NaviCloud Offerings with Highly Scalable Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktops
Chelmsford, MA — NaviSite, Inc., a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announced a partnership with Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS) to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops. Through the partnership, NaviSite will leverage Desktone’s DaaS platform to deliver complete desktops on any device in just minutes.
NaviSite’s NaviCloud provides a secure and seamlessly managed cloud platform for enterprises looking to outsource IT infrastructure management and to lower their capital and operational costs. Leveraging Desktone’s DaaS expertise, the NaviCloud Platform enables on-demand, scalable provisioning of IT resources. By hosting virtual desktops in the cloud, NaviSite can now quickly provision and deploy full-featured virtual desktops to end users whenever and wherever they need them.
“The NaviCloud Platform serves as the underlying technology for all of NaviSite’s infrastructure, hardware and application service offerings,” said Denis Martin, Executive Vice President and CTO at NaviSite. “When adding cloud-based virtual desktops to the NaviCloud solution set, we wanted to ensure we could provide the flexibility and performance our customers demand. Traditional virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions did not meet our enterprise-class criteria for cloud delivery. With Desktone we have a multi-tenant virtual desktop solution that delivers an elastic, scalable and secure DaaS environment.”
The Desktone DaaS Platform enables businesses to realize the benefits of virtual desktops – including ease of deployment, improved management, security and superior end-user productivity – without the complexity and capital expense of building on-site infrastructure.
“Enterprises look to NaviSite to deliver high performance cloud computing without the cost and management concerns of on-site infrastructure,” said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone. “By expanding the NaviCloud offerings to include DaaS, NaviSite makes it easy to provision and deploy virtual desktops from the cloud on-demand. With DaaS, NaviSite removes the barriers found in VDI and shared desktop solutions, eliminating the cost and complexity of deploying and managing virtual desktops, and offering customers a flexible and affordable desktop management strategy.”
For more information, please visit: http://www.navisite.com/solutions-managed-cloud-services-daas.htm.
NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organizations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customized solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centers. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit www.navisite.com.
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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