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HHPC Introduces Desktop as a Cloud Service (DaaS) Powered by Desktone

HHPC Solutions Ltd., a leading provider of virtual desktop solutions, today announced it has partnered with Desktone, Inc., the pioneer of Desktops as a Service (DaaS), to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops. HHPC leverages the Desktone Platform to meet growing demand for virtual desktops accessible on any device. By utilizing the cloud, HHPC is able to quickly and easily provision desktops on demand for any end user device in both business and home settings, including smartphones, tablets, Macs, laptops and PCs.

Desktone recently announced the industry’s only virtual desktop offering that supports all virtual desktop types from full VDI to shared environments, including the ability for service, from one DaaS platform with the Desktone 5.0 Platform. HHPC’s DaaS offering leverages Desktone software to provide a fully compliant Microsoft Windows hosted virtual desktop at a very affordable price point.

“We’re seeing significant interest in virtual desktops as people look to access their Windows programs and applications from multiple devices. We offer virtual desktops with no capital expenditure and no complexity,” said Chantal Saake, President and CEO, HHPC. “Virtual desktops were previously out of reach for many individuals and organizations due to the costs and complexity in building and managing their own virtual desktop environment. With Desktone’s DaaS platform we’re able to deliver enterprise quality hosted virtual Windows desktops to one or thousands of users. We evaluated traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) vendors but only Desktone was built for service providers like us.”

“Since I signed up with HHPC I do not have to carry a laptop on my frequent travels,” said Thomas Dolan, CEO of Festival of Films and co-founder of Westcon Group Inc. “Performance is great and access is fast. I can work from any location and use local printers. Virtual desktops provide a very low cost yet high performance solution to our web developers.”

Cloud-hosted virtual desktops remove many of the barriers to traditional VDI by delivering flexible, affordable virtual desktops without the added costs of hardware and software. Because Desktone’s DaaS platform is simple to deploy and manage, HHPC offers DaaS with no minimum number of seats, making it simple for individuals and enterprises to quickly and easily access their desktops through any device for a flat monthly fee.

“DaaS makes virtual desktops easy and affordable for everyone,” said Peter McKay, CEO, Desktone. “On-site VDI has been slow to take off because it requires significant investments in time and resources. By delivering desktops from the cloud, service providers like HHPC can provision end user desktops in just minutes, and can easily scale up or down as needed. This multi-tenancy makes DaaS a cost-effective alternative to traditional VDI that businesses and end users alike can benefit from.”

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012 4:47 PM by David Marshall
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