DaaS

Green Cloud Announces Partnership with AVANT, A Premier Distributor of Next Generation IT Technologies

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Green Cloud Technologies ("Green Cloud"), a cloud technology solutions provider, has partnered with AVANT, a leader of channel sales enablement of next-generation IT solutions. In this new strategic partnership, Green Cloud will become an AVANT cloud provider, expanding AVANT's product portfolio for cloud-based IT solutions. 

AVANT partners will now be able to sell Green Cloud's IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), VMware powered DaaS (Desktop as a Service), DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) and Veeam Powered BaaS (Backup-as-a-Service). Green Cloud is one of the largest independent channel-only cloud IaaS providers in the country, with data centers in Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Houston, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Nashville, TN and Phoenix, AZ.

 

Nutanix Announces Intent to Acquire Frame to Deliver DaaS from Multiple Clouds

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Nutanix announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mainframe2, Inc. ("Frame"), a leader in cloud-based Windows desktop and application delivery. With Frame, Nutanix customers will be able to deliver desktops-as-a-service (DaaS) from multiple clouds, combining the consumer-grade simplicity and web-scale design of cloud applications with the functionality of traditional virtual desktop applications. The closing of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

According to Gartner, "by 2019, 50% of new VDI users will be deployed on DaaS platforms." The report goes on to state that, "interest in DaaS has resurfaced as a hot topic with midsize organizations that have progressed and matured their cloud strategies." (Gartner, Inc., When Midsize Organizations Should Select Desktop as a Service, Nathan Hill, Refreshed: July 19, 2018 | Published: 31 January 2017) Taking advantage of Frame's cloud-native architecture, Nutanix will extend the service to Xi Cloud and Google Cloud Platform, while continuing support for popular third-party clouds like AWS and Azure. This will provide customers with a genuine multi-cloud deployment model, consistent with Nutanix's philosophy of customer choice.

IGEL and Dizzion Team to Deliver Endpoint-as-a-Service

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IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that Dizzion, a full-service end user computing (EUC) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) provider, is leveraging IGEL's smart, simple and secure endpoint management solutions to deliver compliant Endpoint-as-a-Service capabilities to customers across a wide range of industries including healthcare, financial services and education.

"Many of our customers, particularly those operating within regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services, must abide by strict compliance controls and security frameworks such as HIPAA and PCI," said Rob Green, CTO, Dizzion. "One of the pieces our customers struggled with prior to IGEL was compliance at the endpoint. Now, with IGEL's software-defined endpoint management solutions, we have been able to solve that challenge and deliver the end-to-end compliance our customers require."

Webinar: The State of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for MSPs

 

IT service providers have had their world rocked by the rapid expansion of mobile platforms and VDI technology over the past decade. Suddenly, their customers' employees expect to access virtual workspaces on any device, anywhere - MSPs are taking note.

To meet their customers' expectations, MSPs are turning toward affordable, all-in-one VDI solutions. VDI solutions provide a secured and managed service to desktop and mobile users anywhere.   

Liquidware Unchains Enterprises from On-Prem to DaaS

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Liquidware, the leading third party provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced the release of v6.7.6 of ProfileUnity, its User Environment Management (UEM) solution. This latest version breaks new ground with its universal object-based cloud storage for Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.  Liquidware is now the only company capable of moving a user profile from Microsoft Windows to object-based cloud storage, or multiple clouds, without the use of a Server Message Block (SMB). 

The new functionality enables organizations, agencies, and enterprises to fully leverage the cloud in their end user computing strategies, reducing the reliance on costly, complex, and commodity based legacy storage solutions.  

TetherView Announces the Immediate Availability of Standby Virtual Desktops

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TetherView, a leading provider of private cloud infrastructure and services, today announced the immediate availability of its Standby Virtual Desktop service. The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform provides virtual desktop workspaces and applications to businesses of all sizes, fully accessible from any device, anywhere.

With TetherView Standby Virtual Desktops, organizations can now benefit from having desktops in a secure, high availability data center remain accessible in the unlikely event of an outage, disaster or localized hardware failures. As part of the service, TetherView builds and configures a private cloud environment that can be activated immediately and be ready for use on demand - allowing organizations to maintain seamless "business as usual" operations.

CloudJumper Acquires IndependenceIT to Create the Most Comprehensive Cloud Application and Workspace Platform

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CloudJumper announced it has acquired privately held IndependenceIT (IIT), a leading provider of WaaS enablement software for automating the deployment of applications, data, and complete workspaces in the cloud. With the addition of cloud and hypervisor agnostic Cloud Workspace Suite software, CloudJumper now delivers the most comprehensive and well-integrated WaaS portfolio available to IT service providers with features such as one-click WaaS deployment across private and public clouds (Azure, Google, and AWS). The combined synergy will drive increased margins, efficiency, and revenue opportunities for IT service providers globally.

By incorporating the strengths of the CWS platform, CloudJumper is uniquely positioned to expand what is possible in WaaS and cloud-based app enablement for SMBs and the enterprise. Now, IT service providers have complete implementation flexibility and control over how applications and workspaces are configured across a public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure to better control the costs of IT management. The expanded capabilities also allow organizations to automatically migrate from third-party VDI, DaaS, or WaaS platforms including Citrix, to the more seamless, easy to manage, and cost-effective CloudJumper solution suite.
 

Liquidware Essentials To Leverage Amazon Web Services To Onboard Customers to WorkSpaces DaaS Solution

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Liquidware, a leading 3rd party provider of platform-agnostic end-user computing solutions, today announced that it will offer its award-winning solutions, including ProfileUnity, FlexApp and Stratusphere UX, to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers via Amazon Workspaces. Liquidware also joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) with solutions targeted specifically for end-user computing practices.

Since 2009, Liquidware's solutions have supported desktop transformation projects across all varieties of Windows desktop and application strategy delivery, including physical desktops, VMware Horizon, Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp as well as RDSH and cloud-based solutions. To date, the company has assisted multiple organizations in successfully planning and completing their transition from older desktop technologies to cutting-edge paradigms.
 

Ingram Micro and Samsung Team to Bring Microsoft Windows Desktop-as-a-Service to the Mobile Prosumer Using Amazon WorkSpaces

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Ingram Micro Inc. is helping drive consumer adoption of mobile virtual desktop technology with the launch today of a simplified, point-of-entry Cloud Store for Samsung DeX customers. Ingram Micro Cloud's solution automates the setup of Amazon WorkSpaces and Microsoft Windows Desktop as a Service (DaaS) for Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Samsung DeX prosumers so they can be up and running with a virtual desktop on their smartphone in just a few easy steps.

The Samsung DeX Station connects the Galaxy Note8 or Galaxy S8/S8+ to any type of FHD display with an HDMI port, as well as a mouse and keyboard, to provide a desktop experience powered by your smartphone. By combining Samsung DeX with Amazon WorkSpaces, users can gain a more powerful desktop experience with the ability to securely access their own Microsoft Windows virtual desktop, files and applications. However, virtual desktop solutions have typically been thought of as only an enterprise or SMB solution due to complex configuration requirements.

The Sixth Flag Recognized as a Representative Vendor in Gartner's Market Guide for DaaS

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The Sixth Flag, Inc. a leading Enterprise Desktop-As-A-Service solution, today announced that it has been identified as a representative vendor in Gartner's recently published Market Guide for Desktop as a Service report authored by Nathan Hill, Tiny Haynes, Michael A. Silver, and Federica Troni, published August 1, 2016.

"We are delighted to again be mentioned by Gartner among DaaS vendors. Our just released concurrent pricing model, also highlighted in the report, offers customers flexibility regardless of company size. With the increased demand for enterprise BYOD, The Sixth Flag offers an attractive alternative to furnishing end users with costly hardware. BYOD and complementary solutions like The Sixth Flag not only reduce hardware costs but also full lifecycle management, including asset tracking and recovery," said Pete Kofod, Founder of The Sixth Flag, Inc.