The Sixth Flag, Inc.
a leading Enterprise Desktop-As-A-Service solution, today announced that it has been identified as a representative vendor in Gartner's recently published Market Guide for Desktop as a Service
report authored by Nathan Hill, Tiny Haynes, Michael A. Silver, and Federica Troni, published August 1, 2016.
"We are delighted to again be mentioned by Gartner among DaaS vendors. Our just released concurrent pricing model, also highlighted in the report, offers customers flexibility regardless of company size. With the increased demand for enterprise BYOD, The Sixth Flag offers an attractive alternative to furnishing end users with costly hardware. BYOD and complementary solutions like The Sixth Flag not only reduce hardware costs but also full lifecycle management, including asset tracking and recovery," said Pete Kofod, Founder of The Sixth Flag, Inc.
In their report, Gartner notes the importance of considering full lifecycle DaaS solutions, "DaaS vendors are learning the nuances of workspace and application life cycle management beyond 'simple' image hosting to develop more comprehensive solutions."
"We are confident that with an adaptable pricing schedule and a BYOD-friendly service offering, organizations will find The Sixth Flag to be a highly compelling alternative to traditional VDI," said Shane Yocum, VP Business Development at The Sixth Flag, Inc.
Enterprise technology leaders should consider two circumstances in which BYOD is particularly attractive:
The first is the continued move to web-based applications. With more applications relying on only a browser, end point management is dramatically simplified, a key driver of BYOD adoption. With the increasingly rich capability of HTML5, even complex applications such as VDI can be delivered as a pure web-based application.
The second is application delivery from public infrastructure service providers. Because BYOD is particularly relevant for remote or mobile users, the ability to pair CAPEX savings at the client endpoint with savings in the premise datacenter make for a compelling value pairing. Enterprise IT managers are then allowed to focus on what truly "pays the bills," delivering applications to users that increase individual an organizational effectiveness.
The Sixth Flag is a web-based VDI as a service offering delivered from public infrastructure. With BYOD, there is no CAPEX in most configurations and operating costs can be tightly adjusted to match changing business conditions.