Virtual Desktops

CloudJumper Launches Competitive Replacement Program Encouraging Migration to the nWorkSpace WaaS Platform

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CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, today announced the CloudJumper Competitive Replacement Program. The new program brings the company's popular WaaS platform to partners using competitive platforms such as Amazon Workspaces by offering an easy migration path, a substantially greater feature set, and lower pricing. Under the terms of the program, new and existing partners gain access to the CloudJumper WaaS platform at no charge for the first three months when signing up for a 12-month service agreement. The program is designed for IT service providers with client accounts on alternative desktop as a service (DaaS) or WaaS solutions, but who require a more affordable, customized, functional and reliable solution.

With CloudJumper's cloud-based workspace solution, customers gain access to business-class WaaS that is scalable to any size environment, exceptionally easy to use, and designed as a complete IT workspace. Unlike more limited platforms, CloudJumper nWorkSpace offers access to more than 2,200 applications and business data within the user's cloud desktop interface. Partners also have the ability to select their preferred cloud infrastructure vendor and can customize the service to meet the widest range of business requirements. The CloudJumper solution is currently priced 40-60 percent lower than competitive offerings and the new program provides a significant limited time incentive.

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.

NComputing Launches VERDE VDI 8.1 Solution for Enterprise Customers

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Following the acquisition of VERDE Workspaces in Q1 2017, NComputing today launches VERDE VDI 8.1, a purpose-built desktop virtualization solution for enterprise and SMB. NComputing is now able to cater to businesses and organizations of all sizes, offering a full stack, end-to-end solution including thin clients, software clients, and desktop management and provisioning infrastructure.

VERDE VDI is a purpose-built VDI solution for enterprise customers, aiming to deliver the highest performing, flexible and affordable desktop management and provisioning infrastructure on the market. VERDE VDI's features address the three main challenges that stand in the way of widespread VDI adoption: cost, complexity and use case coverage.

Security, in addition to Windows 10 migration, is a major driver of VDI adoption and is at the heart of VERDE VDI. VERDE VDI is organically built from the ground up on a secure Linux foundation. VERDE VDI incorporates a dynamic provisioning model that protects users by making unsanctioned changes non-persistent. Prevention of malware, virus attacks, data leakage and unauthorized access to the internal network are all cornerstones of the VERDE VDI security protocols. VERDE VDI also automates desktop management and helps keep images up-to-date and available thereby offering further protection to users.

Dizzion Achieves HIPAA/HITECH Compliance for Secure Virtual Desktops

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Dizzion, Inc., a full-service end user computing (EUC) provider, today announced that it has been independently validated by cyber risk management advisors, Coalfire, who found that Dizzion’s control posture is in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Breach Notification Rule. Dizzion, having met HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) requirements will assist healthcare organizations, covered entities and business associates in attaining and maintaining compliance with HIPAA and HITECH.

VDIworks Offers Desktop Virtualization through CenturyLink's Cloud Marketplace

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VDIworks, a provider of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions, today announced its certification under the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program. This integration allows customers of the CenturyLink Cloud platform to easily create, manage and deploy virtual desktop solutions in a range of different environments.

The Virtual Desktop Platform (VDP) from VDIworks allows CenturyLink Cloud customers to have a flexible, secure, business-ready virtual desktop solution. VDP is a comprehensive VDI management suite that was architected to reduce complexity and costs typically associated with VDI. It allows CenturyLink Cloud customers to set up a hosted virtual desktop infrastructure within a matter of minutes.

AppSense Receives "Nutanix Ready" Validation to Simplify Virtual Desktop Deployments Leveraging Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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AppSense, the global leader of user environment management (UEM) solutions for the secure endpoint, today announced that it has joined the Nutanix Elevate Technology Alliance Partner Program and has received "Nutanix Ready" validation. When AppSense and Nutanix solutions are used together, enterprises can leverage hyperconverged infrastructure to simplify the deployment of virtual desktops for the speedier delivery of more secure, more responsive, more consistent, fully personalized desktops and applications. 

"AppSense is a valued member of the Nutanix Elevate program," said Venugopal Pai, Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Nutanix. "Together we are delivering open, innovative and transformative solutions that enable enterprises to more quickly benefit from VDI deployments and realize the expansive value of hyperconverged infrastructure."

Meet the Powerful Server-monitoring Tool - SysKit 2016

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Acceleratio Ltd., an innovative software development company, released an ultimate system admin toolkit - SysKit 2016. It's one of the biggest ever Acceleratio releases, because the company decided to bring all of its great server monitoring products and their features together into one tool - SysKit.

SysKit allows monitoring of Windows-based infrastructure, including Windows Servers, Remote Desktop Services, Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop servers, RD Gateway, workstations, etc. It enables administrators track users' logon activities, monitor actions done on files, get information about blocked IPs and network traffic, track important hardware and software assets, and much, much more.

Cloud Computing: Uncovering the Virtues of Virtual Desktops

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Can you name a single activity that consumes more IT staff time and presents more potential exposure to enterprise security risks than maintaining desktop and laptop computers across the enterprise? Despite the widespread use of remote desktop management tools, administrators must periodically descend upon offices and cubicles to upgrade or troubleshoot PCs.

Most organizations have grown accustomed to distributing PCs to employees, maintaining and upgrading them, and then replacing them every few years. But you can now disrupt this repetitive cycle and drive down the costs of acquiring and maintaining PCs for your connected workforce. Desktop virtualization is an increasingly popular approach that allows the enterprise to reduce desktop IT costs, improve operational efficiency, and increase control over desktop computing environments...