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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Citrix makes VDI faster, secure, more reliable and cheaper on storage with the latest XenApp and XenDesktop

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XenApp and XenDesktop from Citrix now offer faster applications and greater reliability and security and claim to reduce the need for expensive SSD storage by 99% with reference architectures for Azure and a partner programme for IAAS service providers.

Citrix today announced new versions of Citrix XanApp and XenDesktop (both version7.6), the new versions which will be available in September, will have an improved user experience, improved security, instant app access, and are designed to “virtually eliminate the costs of ensuring storage performance.”...

X as a service (XaaS): What the future of cloud computing will bring

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Last week, Chris Ward and I hosted a breakout session at Cloudscape 2014, GreenPages’ annual customer Summit. We spoke about cloud service models today (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS), as well as tomorrow’s models — loosely defined as XaaS, or Anything-as-a-Service. In this post, I’ll discuss XaaS: what it is and why you might want to consider using it.

First, what is XaaS? Is this just more marketing fluff? Why do we need to define yet another model to fully describe cloud services? I contest that XaaS is a legitimate term, and that it is useful to describe a new type of cloud services — those that make use of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS all neatly delivered in one package. Such packages are intended to fully displace the delivery of a commodity IT service...

Why Your Desktop Should Be Born In The Cloud

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Technology historians tell us that the idea of cloud computing dates back to at least the mid-’90s. That may be true, but the term’s more likely been in vogue since Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud hit the market 10 years later. In the years since, there’s been a steady and ever-growing migration to this model.

Still, in our business, a decade is eternity. That’s why what we should really be talking about is the next logical next step: solutions that don’t have to migrate to the cloud because they were actually born there. That’s the best way to look at virtual desktop service (VDS), or Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)...

Relationship Between Cloud Computing and Virtualization (VDI)

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While they are often used as interchangeable concepts by non-IT staff, the concepts of cloud computing are related but quite different. They share the common characteristic of making computing more affordable and flexible. However, these two elements of modern IT infrastructure serve different purposes.

The Internet by Another Name

In the simplest definition of the term, the cloud is nothing more than the Internet, dealing with resources allocated to computing functions. However, use of the concept generally refers to the broader definition, which includes cloud-configured data centers and the related networking infrastructure. As the IT world has moved to use of cloud computing, huge data centers have come into use, dedicated to providing massive capabilities in the areas:...