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Rackspace Hosting to Offer Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform

May 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Rackspace Hosting to Offer Hosted Virtual Desktop Platform 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO – Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, announced at Citrix Summit 2011 today the availability of the Rackspace hosted virtual desktop platform. The hosted virtual desktop platform utilizes Rackspace’s comprehensive hosting services and may be paired with industry leading desktop virtualization solutions from Citrix and other joint channel partners. The offering enables customers to host their virtual desktops on their choice of dedicated and/or cloud solutions.

The market for hosted virtual desktop platforms is growing considerably as virtual desktops are increasingly adopted in the enterprise.  In fact, Gartner expects mainstream adoption of virtual desktops to take place in 2012 through 2014, with 70 million users by 2014[i]. Desktop virtualization solutions, such as Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp™, deliver on-demand virtual desktops and applications anywhere users are and on almost any device, including PCs, smartphones, and even tablets. Because of this, virtual desktops can provide:
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Desktone to Offer Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on Platform Equinix

May 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Desktone to Offer Cloud-Hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on Platform Equinix 

Webmaster ToolboxREDWOOD CITY, CA — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Desktone, the pioneer of Cloud-hosted Desktops-as-a-Service, will leverage Platform Equinix to launch the next generation of its cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Desktone selected Equinix for its proximity to existing customers and target markets, flexible global infrastructure, and ability to scale to support rapid growth in end-user utilization and adoption. Desktone will initially deploy in North America, and has plans to expand globally across Platform Equinix.

“Desktone launched the industry’s first cloud-hosted desktop service platform over four years ago and has the only cloud-hosted VDI offering in the market,” said Peter McKay, CEO of Desktone. “Cloud-hosted VDI enables customers and service providers to get all the benefits of virtual desktops without the upfront costs and complexities that plague traditional onsite VDI deployments.” Read more

BTR Associates Leverages Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to Deploy Hosted Virtual Desktops

June 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on BTR Associates Leverages Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to Deploy Hosted Virtual Desktops 

ParallelsWeb Hosting ToolsHERNDON, Va. – Virtualization and automation leader Parallels, today announced that BTR Associates has selected Parallels Virtuozzo Containers to deploy and manage their hosted virtual desktop offerings. Parallels’ virtualization technology helps hosting and cloud services providers maximize their IT infrastructure utilization by enabling many end-user desktops on a single-server and by improving the manageability and time-to-market.

Most businesses require core desktop computing, the only issue is how best to deliver the need, and how to deliver in the most cost-effective way. The hosted virtual desktop model addresses this challenge by placing the operating system, applications and associated data on centrally managed servers. The end-user then accesses the applications via the network with the desktop and applications delivered on-demand from the virtual desktop servers.

“The day-to-day maintenance, upgrading and troubleshooting of desktops has become overwhelming to our customers,” explains Bob Breitman, President and Chief Executive Officer, BTR Associates. “The advantage of a centralized desktop architecture is undeniable. Hosted virtual desktops simplify the management of the software needed for desktops and simultaneously deliver a cost-effective solution.” Mr. Breitman also stated, “Our hosted virtual desktop solution, called “A Better AppSM” is delivered on a month-to-month subscription basis, providing additional benefits for organizations with dynamic staffing.”

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