Logicalis US Announces Desktop-As-A-Service (DaaS) Relationship with Desktone

New York, NY -- 08/27/13
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Agreement to Expand Solution Provider’s Portfolio of Cloud Offerings

NEW YORK, August 27, 2013 – IT professionals at organizations that have already begun to embrace the cloud for providing infrastructure and software-as-a-service across the enterprise are asking if the same model can help them better manage end-user desktops as well. Today, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com/) –named “Best Cloud Consultant” at the Cloudcor UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference – announced a strategic partnership with Desktone, Inc., for its innovative Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering. DaaS extends the benefits of the cloud – including scalability cost effectiveness, efficiency and security – to the desktop in corporate environments.

Desktone’s virtual desktop platform supports multi-tenancy, making it a seamless future addition to Logicalis’ portfolio of cloud offerings. End user computing requirements are changing in response to Windows migrations, the need to reduce total cost of ownership, and an increasing demand for mobile device support. Budget-conscious companies interested in a VDI solution will appreciate Desktone’s ability to deliver flexible, affordable virtual desktops through the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud to any device, anywhere, anytime.

“Logicalis has announced this partnership with Desktone to expand our already extensive cloud services portfolio,” says Kevin Gruneisen, Senior Director, Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US. “The Desktone DaaS offering aligns well with Logicalis’ strategic direction for cloud services. The future of end user computing is changing at a rapid pace and customers continue to search for affordable solutions. Cloud solutions can provide such affordability, and more importantly, they can become part of the overall cloud strategy we are helping our clients to develop. As a future addition to the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud, Desktone’s cloud-based virtual desktop platform will be yet another way Logicalis can give clients access to enterprise-scale cloud services on a flexible, affordable, op-ex basis.”

“DaaS takes the cost and complexity out of managing virtual desktops,” says Peter McKay, CEO of Desktone. “The self-service, policy-based portal makes it easy to provision and manage end user desktops. And the multi-tenancy nature of the cloud enables Logicalis and its customers to realize the economies of cloud computing in a virtual desktop environment.”

To learn more about Desktone, visit booth #2328 during VMworld, August 25-29, 2013, in San Francisco.

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