DaaS

Liquidware Unchains Enterprises from On-Prem to DaaS

Grazed from Liquidware

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

Grazed from TetherView

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

Grazed from CloudJumper

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

Grazed from Liquidware

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

Grazed from Ingram Micro Cloud and Samsung

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

Grazed from The Sixth Flag

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.

NaviSite Expands Its Desktop-as-a-Service Portfolio with a Comprehensive Suite of Managed Services

Grazed from NaviSite.

NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company, expanded its Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) portfolio to layer in a comprehensive suite of managed services, all designed to accelerate adoption of cloud desktops and simplify the associated deployment and management. The Managed DaaS Services portfolio includes:

dinCloud Introduces Specialized Healthcare Cloud Services

Grazed from dinCloud.

dinCloud, a cloud services provider that helps businesses rapidly migrate to the cloud through business provisioning, today announced cloud services specially developed and packaged for the healthcare industry. These services were designed to meet the growing needs of healthcare providers looking for a secure hosted solution with business continuity/disaster recovery capabilities.

Due to its highly regulated nature, the healthcare industry has been slow to adopt public cloud models, instead investing primarily in hybrid or private models (like dinCloud) to address security concerns derived from stringent HIPAA laws. With its specialized services for healthcare, dinCloud offers its award-winning hosted virtual desktops, hosted virtual servers, and cloud storage.

Cloud Computing: Why Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is not the future

Grazed from BetaNews. Author: Vivek Vahie.

One of the current challenges for a business IT team is supporting a variety of desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile end user devices for employees. This task can be a considerable overhead in terms of time, resource and cost. Physical desktops are not only expensive, insecure, and maintenance heavy, they are also not necessarily a good fit for an increasingly mobile and demanding workforce.

The groundswell of Windows 7 migration plans, an expanding virtual workforce, the growing popularity of mobile devices, and tighter IT budgets each point to the need to re-evaluate desktop strategies. While virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) seems like a promising alternative to managing physical desktops and mobiles, in reality, it’s too costly and complex for most companies to implement successfully...

VMware Buys CloudVolumes to Beef Up Virtual Desktops

Grazed from CIO-Today. Author: Jennifer LeClaire.

VMWare is pressing deeper into cloud Relevant Products/Services technologies with its latest acquisition. The virtualization Relevant Products/Services and cloud infrastructure Relevant Products/Services company just bought a real-time Relevant Products/Services application delivery technology provider called CloudVolumes. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

CloudVolumes' technology makes it possible for enterprises to deliver native applications to virtualized environments on demand, which fills a gap in VMware's portfolio of software solutions. CloudVolumes customers use the solutions for terminal servers, desktops, and servers, eliminating lock-ins of service providers and hypervisors...