Chelmsford, MA – May 20, 2008 - Desktone, Inc., provider of the first solution that enables virtual desktops as a service (DaaS), today announced at Citrix Synergy™ that the Desktone Virtual-D Platform will support Citrix XenServer™.
"We're very pleased to be supporting Citrix XenServer. It is very scalable and offers high performance, which are critical qualities for our platform," said Les Yetton, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Desktone. "The positive cost/performance ratio of XenServer will help our partners build compelling desktops as a service offerings for their enterprise customers."
"Citrix XenServer, the simplest and most cost-effective server virtualization solution, combined with Desktone's unique approach to desktops as a service, creates a great opportunity for service providers," said Lou Shipley, General Manager, Virtualization Management Division for Citrix. "By partnering with Desktone, we're helping service providers unlock the power of virtualization and meet the growing demand for virtual desktop infrastructure."
The Virtual-D Platform is designed specifically to enable service providers to offer hosted, subscription-based virtual desktops. The only solution that integrates all desktop virtualization layers through a single, automated self-service platform, it helps enterprises quickly realize the full benefits of centralized virtual desktops without having to build and deploy the infrastructure internally. It dramatically reduces enterprise desktop TCO, transforming computing costs from fixed CAPEX to variable OPEX. And because the Virtual-D Platform is uniquely designed along two tiers (enterprise and service provider), it lets enterprises maintain ownership and control over their Windows OS images, applications and all relating licensing while outsourcing just the physical data center infrastructure powering their virtual desktops.
In addition to the Virtual-D Platform supporting XenServer, Citrix Provisioning Server™ for Desktops can be used to deploy virtual desktops that are hosted on the Virtual-D Platform, and Citrix XenApp™ can be used to deploy applications to those same virtual desktops. Both of these Citrix products can help enterprise customers better manage their virtual desktop images and can help service providers greatly reduce the storage requirements for the virtual desktops they host.
Citrix Synergy attendees can learn more about Desktone's approach to desktops as a service by visiting Desktone booth # 407 and by attending "The Hot Seat: Views of Desktop Virtualization" on May 22, 2008, in which Desktone is a featured panelist.
Desktone, Inc. provides the only virtual desktop infrastructure platform that enables desktops to be delivered as a hosted subscription service. The Desktone Virtual-D Platform 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 assets, and delivers much more consistent and reliable desktop service levels – all of which reduces desktop total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.desktone.com.