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Desktone and Molten Technologies Announce Partnership to Bring Desktops as a Service (DaaS) to Europe

Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), today announced that it is partnering with Molten Technologies, a leading UK-based specialist in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Molten is leveraging Desktone technology to deliver cloud-hosted virtual desktops.   

“We’ve had a lot of interest from European businesses who want to benefit from the dramatic flexibility and cost savings possible with cloud-hosted virtual desktops. Service providers are looking for a true desktop ‘as a service’ solution to offer these businesses and they’re finding that shared desktop technologies and traditional desktop products can’t provide the flexibility, performance or ROI they require,” said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone. “Molten is a recognized leader in helping businesses take advantage of transformational technologies. The fact that it is partnering with Desktone speaks volumes about the value that Desktone enables.”

“Virtual desktop computing has the potential to fundamentally change the way businesses operate, and if it can be bought as a flexible cloud service while maintaining the sort of security control usually associated with an in-house deployment, it becomes very attractive. As the pioneer of DaaS, Desktone understands better than other vendors the nuances of delivering a robust, affordable, and reliable cloud offering. We evaluated traditional VDI vendors but realized the upfront complexity and cloud-limitations were often prohibitive. Partnering with Desktone helps us to provide the type of scalable, enterprise-class desktop services that our customers require with the option to avoid the upfront capital investment involved with building their own infrastructure,” said Robin Tapp, CEO, Molten Technologies.

Desktone launched the industry’s first purpose-built, cloud-hosted virtual desktop platform more than four years ago. By building its DaaS service on Desktone technology, Molten helps customers instantly benefit from virtual desktops at a cost that is significantly lower than those typically associated with traditional VDI and remote desktop services environments. In addition, Molten can offer a valuable cloud-hosted VDI service without having to build out or maintain costly, complex data center operations. Desktone was recently named a “Major Player” in desktop virtualization by IDC, which cited the company’s current strengths and long-term strategy in delivering VDI solutions.

Molten’s Desktone-powered DaaS service is available immediately. For more information about the Molten offering, click here.

Published Monday, August 15, 2011 4:44 PM by David Marshall
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