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PALO ALTO, CA – Mar 10, 2014 — /BackupReview.info/ — VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today launched VMware™ Horizon DaaS®, a new cloud-based desktop service that delivers cost-effective enterprise-class virtual desktops running on VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™.
The service offers the industry’s first hybrid desktop as a service (DaaS) solution that gives customers the ability to blend public cloud desktops and on-premise VMware Horizon View™ private cloud desktops for a seamless end-user experience. Following a few simple steps, IT can provision, deploy and manage high quality, full Windows desktops to end-users that can be accessed from laptops, desktops, zero/thin clients, Chromebooks, tablets (Apple iOS, Google Android) and mobile devices.
“Having pioneered the market for DaaS back in 2007, VMware continues to lead by introducing industry-first capabilities and technology innovations to deliver a best-in-class service and solution to our customers,” said Sumit Dhawan, vice president and general manager, desktop products, End-User Computing, VMware. “Our experience working with customers deploying DaaS the last several years have shown that the majority prefers a blended environment with both on-premise and cloud desktops. However, very few solutions in the market can deliver a seamless end-user experience across multiple clouds like VMware Horizon™ DaaS®.”
VMware Horizon DaaS
VMware Horizon DaaS supports enterprise mobility by enabling end-user access to full Windows desktops and applications through the cloud — from anywhere, at anytime — using desktops or laptops (PC or Mac), zero/thin clients, Chromebooks or mobile devices (Android or iOS). As a result, the total cost of ownership is significantly reduced by offloading operational overhead and eliminating upfront capital costs. With monthly subscription fees that are predictable and flexible, customers can increase the speed of deployment with an architecture built for the right blend of on-premise and off-premise/cloud virtual desktops.
VMware Horizon DaaS is built on the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service, a platform that enables customers to extend the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools across both on-premise and off-premise environments. By leveraging vCloud Hybrid Service, Horizon DaaS enables customers to extend their data center seamlessly to the cloud and deploy additional hybrid applications alongside their hybrid desktop environment.
“Businesses today are betting big on the cloud and Chromebooks used with web applications like Google Apps for Business fit the way we work today,” said Caesar Sengupta, vice president, product management, Google. “VMware Horizon™ DaaS® helps companies transition to the cloud while supporting existing Windows applications. Chromebooks are secure, manageable and cost effective, making them a great option for businesses with the impending end of support and security updates on Windows XP.”
Options To Fit Any Customer
With today’s announcement, customers now have a choice between three unique virtual desktop deployment models from a single vendor to match their specific needs. They include:
“Modernizing desktop infrastructure gives our technology teams greater mobility and access to solutions that serve students and student-facing advisors,” said Claudiu Budurlean, director of IT, client-computing architecture, Apollo Education Group, Inc. “DaaS allows our IT organization to accelerate the adoption of a modern virtual desktop infrastructure in an efficient way. With DaaS, our IT administrators need not worry about provisioning hardware, software, design and implementation of enterprise desktops; this frees-up valuable time for our teams to focus on other student-facing IT projects within our organization.”
Opportunities for Partners
“Customers want simple deployment and management of enterprise cloud desktops without the capital expense required to modernize their desktop infrastructure and VMware Horizon™ DaaS® helps them achieve this,” said Sam Gross, chief technology officer, CompuCom. “VMware Horizon™ DaaS® wrapped with additional solutions from CompuCom will enable customers to offload many of the desktop administration responsibilities for a truly hosted offering. For CompuCom — who is positioned as a, ‘Leader’ in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for End-User Outsourcing Services, North America — partners like this help us further strengthen our value to clientsi.”
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VMware, Horizon DaaS, Horizon View, vCloud Hybrid Service, vCenter and vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
i Gartner, Magic Quadrant for End-User Outsourcing Services, North America, David Edward Ackerman, William Maurer, Bryan Britz; 26 September 2013
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