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VMware Acquires DaaS Provider Desktone

VMware logo blk RGB 72dpiVMware announced today at VMworld2013 Europe that it has acquired Desktone, a provider of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) with an advanced multi-tenant desktop virtualization platform for delivering Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service.

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Dell’s DaaS offers On-Demand Services at 24 Bucks per User, per Month

Dell LogoWe recently spoke with Dell Cloud Client Computing regarding its cloud-based virtual desktop solution, Dell Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) On Demand. The platform includes features from Desktone’s secure multi-tenant VDI platforms delivering session-based desktops, published applications, persistent or non-persistent Windows 7 or XP desktops, RSA secure authentication, among others. Dell has expanded DaaS On Demand to Channel Partners for the first time and is offering a free trial so customers can quickly and easily experience the benefits of delivering secure, fully-featured virtual desktops to users without the infrastructure cost.

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Desktone Extends DaaS Platform to Deliver On-Premises, Cloud-Managed Desktops and Apps

Desktone said today that it has extended its cloud-hosted desktop platform with a new on-premises, cloud-managed virtual desktop solution. The new offering resides at the customer site and is managed remotely by a Cloud Provider, giving enterprises and SMBs the flexibility to choose the cloud model that best suits their business: public, private, or hybrid. 

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NEC Leverages DaaS Platform to Deploy Affordable Virtual Desktops

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) said today that it has joined with DaaS provider Desktone to deliver cloud-hosted virtual desktops. By leveraging the Desktone Platform, NEC can now deliver cost-effective, full-featured Windows desktops to any device, thus meeting enterprises' demands for BYOD and distributed and remote workforce support. 

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Desktone Joins with Cisco Routers to Help SMBs Support Mobile Workforce

Desktone, Inc. said today that its virtual desktop platform is now interoperable with the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2(ISR G2) and UCS-E series server, delivering simple, cost-effective Windows desktops and applications as a cloud service to help SMBs, branch and remote offices meet demand for mobility aDend remote workforce support. As a registered developer in the Desktop Virtualization category of the Cisco Developer Network, Desktone has completed interoperability verification testing required by Cisco.

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Equinix, Desktone Partner on Desktop-as-a-Cloud Service

Equinix, Inc. said this morning that it has partnered with DaaS provider Desktone, to enable service providers to deliver a new scalable and profitable cloud services revenue stream via Platform Equinix. By leveraging Desktone software and locating infrastructure in Equinix’s data centers, service providers will be able to quickly provide customers DaaS capabilities, while limiting downtime and geographic-induced latency to improve the end users’ desktop experience.

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