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.
With its new DaaS offering, NEC can extend the benefits of cloud computing - including security, scalability and efficiency - to Windows desktops. NEC can rapidly provision and deploy desktops from the cloud to end user tablets, smartphones, laptops and PCs on demand, without investing in costly and complex on-site infrastructure.
Furthermore with the workforce changing, and an increasing number of employees working remotely each day from customer locations, home offices or on the road, it's essential that NEC be able to provide its customers with real-time access to business-essential programs and applications from a variety of end user devices.
"We looked at on-site VDI as a possibility, but found the difficulty and expense of installing and maintaining hardware and software was too great," said Vinod Muthuswamy, vice president, managed and cloud services, at NEC Corporation of America. "NEC's cloud-hosted virtual desktops make it easy for employees to access their complete Windows desktops from any device at any time, helping our business improve productivity while reducing total cost of ownership."
NEC's DaaS offering will be available beginning in the third quarter of this calendar year. For more information about NEC, please visit: www.necam.com. For more information on Desktone, please visit www.desktone.com.