mindSHIFT Partners with Desktone to Expand Cloud Platform

July 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on mindSHIFT Partners with Desktone to Expand Cloud Platform 

Hosting ServicesWaltham, MA – mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a leading IT outsourcing and cloud services provider for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), today announced the expansion of its suite of cloud-based managed Desktop services with cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium.  SMBs can now benefit from mindSHIFT’s depth of technical expertise, highly secure data centers and exceptional customer support to realize the benefits of desktop virtualization.   With cloudSHIFT Desktop, users receive all the benefits of a robust, reliable, secure computer network without having to worry about handling software upgrades, security upgrades, disaster recovery and other headaches associated with managing desktop technology.

The burden and expense of new technology sometimes prevents SMBs from taking advantage of technology options which have traditionally been used by bigger organizations with larger budgets.  cloudSHIFT Desktop: Premium is an Internet-based solution where all software traditionally located on the desktop is housed and managed on servers located in mindSHIFT’s data centers. Customers have full use of applications such as Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, PDF creator and Adobe Reader, either on the customer’s existing desktops and laptops or on low-cost devices, even though the applications are located somewhere else. cloudSHIFT Desktop allows users to access applications through a web browser. It is a secure, affordable, trouble-free alternative to purchasing, managing and maintaining desktop equipment.  Read more

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

Desktone Enhances Virtual-D Platform for DaaS

May 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on Desktone Enhances Virtual-D Platform for DaaS 

Webmaster NewsCHELMSFORD, Mass. – Desktone, Inc., provider of the first platform that enables hosted virtual desktops as an outsourced subscription service, today announced significant new capabilities for its Desktone Virtual-D Platform™. The enhancements enable service providers to more easily and cost-effectively scale their Desktone-powered desktops as a service (DaaS®) offerings, while helping end-customers quickly benefit from virtual desktops.

“The market is realizing that DaaS is an inherently faster, lower-cost way to implement virtual desktops than VDI,” says Jeff Fisher, senior director of strategic development at Desktone. “As part of our drive to continually innovate ways to make DaaS even more compelling, these new capabilities streamline both the adoption and management of DaaS. They have been extremely well-received by our service provider partners—including ICC Global Hosting and SoftBank—and their customers.” Read more