Michael Rose, IDC Virtualization Expert, Offers Insights into Virtual Client Computing

01/14/08
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Desktone, Inc., provider of the first virtual client computing platform that enables desktops as a service, today announced the availability of an exclusive podcast with Michael Rose, associate research analyst for IDC's Enterprise Virtualization Software program. Rose provides insights into the Virtual Client Computing Taxonomy report he recently published, including key virtualization and delivery methods, and guidance to organizations considering virtual client computing (VCC).


Exclusive podcast hosted on desktops as a service blog

 

Chelmsford, MA – January 14, 2008 - Desktone, Inc., provider of the first virtual client computing platform that enables desktops as a service, today announced the availability of an exclusive podcast with Michael Rose, associate research analyst for IDC's Enterprise Virtualization Software program. Rose provides insights into the Virtual Client Computing Taxonomy report he recently published, including key virtualization and delivery methods, and guidance to organizations considering virtual client computing (VCC).

Rose has identified three types of virtualization software for VCC: application, user session and desktop, namely client-hosted and server-hosted desktops. He notes that server-hosted desktops are leading to the concept of desktops as a service. "One of the most interesting use cases of server-hosted desktop virtualization is a services model. If you can host desktops virtually aboard server hardware, why not host it somewhere that already has the infrastructure and data center capacity, such as a telco?" Rose said. "This idea of desktops as a service is gaining a lot of interest in the market. IDC believes it is very valid model; the technologies are coming together and I expect it will gain in adoption."

"Michael has unique insights into what comprises virtual client computing and how a growing ecosystem of virtualization and delivery technologies is enabling the industry to move from a distributed environment towards a more effective centralized infrastructure," said Jeff Fisher, moderator of the Desktops as a Service blog where Rose's podcast is posted, and Senior Director of Strategic Development at Desktone. "I'm pleased we can help IT professionals learn more about virtual client computing and desktops as a service from such a highly regarded expert."

Fisher's podcast with Rose covers:

  • The definition and driving factors for VCC
  • Three types of VCC virtualization software: application, user session and desktop
  • How server-hosted desktops leads to desktops as a service, where IT is increasingly becoming a service provider to the organization.
  • Two delivery models for VCC: remote interaction and remote streaming

Listen to the exclusive Desktone podcast with Mike Rose or view the transcript. For a copy of Mike Rose's report go to Virtual Client Computing: A Taxonomy. IDC also published a public webcast with Mike Rose: Virtualized Client Computing: Who, What, When, Where, and Why?

Desktops as a Service™ is a forum about the latest trends, technologies and news related to Virtual Client Computing. To view or post to the blog, go to www.desktopsasaservice.com.

About Desktone
Desktone, Inc., provides a virtual client computing platform for enterprises through a hosted service. The solution integrates all desktop virtualization layers in a single, automated, self-service platform. By offering desktops as a service, Desktone simplifies large-scale desktop provisioning and management, provides greater protection of corporate information, and enhances asset efficiency and reliability — all of which reduces desktop total cost of ownership while providing a superior end-user experience. For more information, visit www.desktone.com.

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