desktopsites Launches Konect Elite, an Application Publishing and Virtualization Management Solution for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

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desktopsites Inc. ("desktopsites"), a rapidly emerging leader in on-demand application publishing and virtualization management solutions for small and mid-size enterprises ("SMEs"), today announced the North American availability of Konect Elite ("Konect Elite"), the most robust and cost effective application delivery and virtualization management software solution for SMEs.

desktopsites Inc. ("desktopsites"), a rapidly emerging leader in on-demand application publishing and virtualization management solutions for small and mid-size enterprises ("SMEs"), today announced the North American availability of Konect Elite ("Konect Elite"), the most robust and cost effective application delivery and virtualization management software solution for SMEs.

Extending beyond traditional products in this market, which primarily cater to the large enterprise arena, Konect Elite is a highly cost effective and feature rich software solution that enables SMEs to manage physical and virtual assets, allocate the right business resources to the right people, whether local or remote, connect remote offices and simplify the administration and security of hosted terminal server ("TS") applications, TS and virtual desktops and critical business resources. All this is achieved via a single management console, the Konect Management Console ("KMC"), which, additionally, has been tightly integrated with Microsoft's Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

Key benefits of Konect Elite include a rapid, simplified, and centralized deployment and maintenance environment of both physical and virtual resources, enabling easy configuration and management of TS applications, TS and VDI desktops, files and data. Seamlessly leveraging the Microsoft stack, Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, whether Windows server 2003 or 2008, Konect Elite combines the publishing capabilities of TS applications & desktops, VM desktops, data and file access and lock down of the desktops, whether physical or virtual, from a single management interface. A cost effective licensing model makes application and resource publishing and brokering affordable, available, and simple for organizations with less than 500 employees.

"If you're standardized on Microsoft technologies, are using or considering using Server 2008, Terminal Services, and Hyper-V virtualization for both servers and virtual machines, Konect Elite is the ideal solution to embrace these technologies while maximizing your existing IT investments of Windows server 2003, XP & Vista clients," says Alex Bethlehem, President and CEO for desktopsites. "To this very day, and even with the release of Windows Server 2008, the primary feature missing from the Microsoft Terminal Server and out of the box VDI products is that there is not a single, simplified, easy to use, multi-server management framework interface (management console) to manage multiple servers, publish applications, TS or VDI desktops, and provide load balancing capabilities for multiple servers from a single, central location.", says Alex.

"Sure, there are other technologies in the market by third party vendors that provide these features as well. The only major problem is that they are not Microsoft specific. Instead, there are multiple management interfaces within the managers themselves which support a multitude of other protocols other than Microsoft's RDS protocol, and some at a much higher price point than SMEs are willing to pay. This leads to a considerable amount of confusion, complexity, headache and unnecessary overlap of third party technologies with the Microsoft TS platform and Hyper-V management centers. End result - confusion and frustration, of which, SMEs cannot budget for."

"SMEs need solutions that are out-of-the-box, low-cost, low-risk, secure, and deliver a fast, almost immediate, return on their investment(s). Most importantly, the solution needs to provide key functionality beyond the baseline of the Microsoft TS Remote Desktop Platform offerings and not compete or duplicate features which add to IT management complexity, confusion and headaches", says Alex.

Whether you're one of the many IT professionals that have successfully deployed Microsoft Terminal Services over the past decade, or whether your business is considering virtualization technologies to implement a virtual desktop infrastructure ("VDI"), or, even if you are new to the concept of a centralized, remote desktop offering, Konect Elite will matter to you.

For more information regarding Konect Elite or desktopsites, visit our website at http://www.desktopsites.com.

For a free 30 day trial of the Konect Elite software, email Laura Armstrong at lauraa(at)desktopsites.com.

About desktopsites
desktopsites is a leading developer of innovative and cost effective application publishing and virtualization management solutions for small and mid-size enterprises ("SMEs"). desktopsites' Konect Elite solution delivers physical, hosted or virtualized applications and hosted TS and VM desktops through a single management console without sacrificing the features typically available with more expensive alternatives. desktopsites is a privately-held Canadian corporation with head offices in Calgary, AB, Canada. desktopsites' Konect solution is available to SMBs across North America through our channel network.

For further information please contact:

Laura Armstrong, Vice President    
desktopsites, Inc.
Phone: 403.538.0105    
Email: lauraa(at)desktopsites.com    

Konectâ„¢ is a registered trademark of desktopsites Inc.

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