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IndependenceIT Highlights “Bring Your Own Cloud” Advantage with Amazon Web Services Integration

IndependenceIT today boosted cloud infrastructure options for enterprises and service providers with the integration of the company’s Cloud Workspace Suite (CWS) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As a result, the hypervisor / cloud platform agnostic CWS now operates seamlessly with AWS, simplifying the deployment of full-featured workspace-as-a-service environments by enterprises and service providers for anytime, anywhere application and desktop access.

The approaches taken by traditional virtual desktop vendors are notorious for their failure to simplify installation and management because of inherent operational complexity and infrastructure requirements. These solutions require individuals to physically assemble an array of complex elements, draining resources, time and customer patience. Cloud Workspace Suite ends this headache with a highly automated solution. The integration with Amazon Web Services allows for rapid deployment of complete corporate IT systems in addition to virtual desktops on the industry’s leading cloud infrastructure platform.

Cloud Workspace Suite is unique in its ability to rapidly provision all elements necessary for automated solution delivery. The platform is built for infrastructure and hypervisor independence for end-to-end utilization that does not yield to technology barriers. Instead, the solution interfaces with a variety of cloud infrastructure options that now include Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, and Artisan Infrastructure. CWS is the first workspace-as-a-service solution to provide a “Bring Your Own Cloud” capability that allows users to architect a solution matched to their business and optimized for simplicity.

"The virtual client computing market is going to grow from $2.8 billion in 2013 to $4.7 billion in 2018, but up-front costs and complexity will drive organizations to look for an outsourced delivery model, driving the hosted market to $1.7 billion by 2018," says Brett Waldman, research manager, Client Virtualization Software. "Despite many organizations looking to outsource virtual desktops today, the rise in mobility is actually transforming the demand as we speak, toward applications and data. It is this workspace that end users want to be able to access anywhere, anytime, anyplace — giving rise to what IDC defines as workspace as a service."

Complete cloud-based application and desktop-as-a-service enablement by IndependenceIT gives organizations unprecedented visibility and ease of operation using productivity tools that take the guesswork out of management. CWS provides an integrated online experience that opens access to business applications and corporate file systems using a full-featured Microsoft Windows desktop from anywhere and across any device. Organizations retain complete control, security and auditability for compliance through an intuitive browser-based management system that reduces support costs, increases service quality and improves responsiveness.

IndependenceIT’s deployment on Amazon and its other cloud infrastructure partners gives enterprises and CWS service provider partners the option of federating data centers with outsourced cloud infrastructure for scalability, efficiency and cost containment. The ability to deploy DaaS across a hybrid cloud environment defers the costs of building and maintaining dedicated IT infrastructure and allows users to fine-tune services according to their needs. Such IT federation speeds time to revenue for IndependenceIT partners, expanding their services footprint in the workspace-as-a-service arena.

CWS Capabilities include:

  • Complete cloud workspace delivery, including desktops, applications, back office systems and directory/user management.
  • Ability to run large-scale workloads on consistently performant, scalable, highly secure and reliable virtual machines hosted on AWS infrastructure across multiple locations all accessed and managed through a single interface.
  • User-friendly desktop experience designed for performance and responsiveness.
  • Mobile clients for distributed workforce environments and bring your own device.
  • Familiar interface (No retraining/relearning required).
  • Single pane of glass systems/user management and fully automated provisioning.
  • User and file audit tracking to support compliance SaaS enablement without sacrificing features to protect and extend revenue streams.
  • White-label capability for service providers.

“Amazon Web Services offers comprehensive computing, application, and deployment services that help organizations speed IT, lower costs, and scale applications,” said Seth Bostock, CEO, IndependenceIT. “Combined with IndependenceIT CWS, the integration with AWS helps organizations support user mobility and embrace BYOD as a corporate strategy to increase productivity. These benefits are compounded by the enormous savings in time and resources provided to users at every level, from the service provider to the end customer.”

Published Tuesday, September 23, 2014 10:48 AM by David Marshall
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