Logicalis US Announces Desktop-As-A-Service (DaaS) Relationship with Desktone

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Agreement to Expand Solution Provider’s Portfolio of Cloud Offerings.

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Logicalis has announced this partnership with Desktone to expand our already extensive cloud services portfolio.

IT professionals at organizations that have already begun to embrace the cloud for providing infrastructure and software-as-a-service across the enterprise are asking if the same model can help them better manage end-user desktops as well. Today, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com) –named “Best Cloud Consultant” at the Cloudcor UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference – announced a strategic partnership with Desktone, Inc., for its innovative Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS) offering. DaaS extends the benefits of the cloud – including scalability cost effectiveness, efficiency and security – to the desktop in corporate environments.

Desktone’s virtual desktop platform supports multi-tenancy, making it a seamless future addition to Logicalis’ portfolio of cloud offerings. End user computing requirements are changing in response to Windows migrations, the need to reduce total cost of ownership, and an increasing demand for mobile device support. Budget-conscious companies interested in a VDI solution will appreciate Desktone’s ability to deliver flexible, affordable virtual desktops through the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud to any device, anywhere, anytime.

“Logicalis has announced this partnership with Desktone to expand our already extensive cloud services portfolio,” says Kevin Gruneisen, Senior Director, Data Center Solutions, Logicalis US. “The Desktone DaaS offering aligns well with Logicalis’ strategic direction for cloud services. The future of end user computing is changing at a rapid pace and customers continue to search for affordable solutions. Cloud solutions can provide such affordability, and more importantly, they can become part of the overall cloud strategy we are helping our clients to develop. As a future addition to the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud, Desktone’s cloud-based virtual desktop platform will be yet another way Logicalis can give clients access to enterprise-scale cloud services on a flexible, affordable, op-ex basis.”

“DaaS takes the cost and complexity out of managing virtual desktops,” says Peter McKay, CEO of Desktone. “The self-service, policy-based portal makes it easy to provision and manage end user desktops. And the multi-tenancy nature of the cloud enables Logicalis and its customers to realize the economies of cloud computing in a virtual desktop environment.”

To learn more about Desktone, visit booth #2328 during VMworld, August 25-29, 2013, in San Francisco.

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About Desktone
Desktone provides the only unified platform for delivering desktops and applications as a cloud service, enabling the deployment of Windows desktops and applications from the cloud to any end user device. Desktone enables IT service providers to rapidly provision desktops and applications to users connected on any device, anywhere, without the upfront costs and complexity of traditional desktop virtualization – transforming desktops from a CAPEX to OPEX item. Leading service providers, such as Dell, Fujitsu, Navisite, Time Warner Cable and Dimension Data, have selected Desktone’s Platform to offer desktops and apps as a cloud service. Founded in 2007, Desktone is funded by Highland Capital and Softbank and is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit http://www.desktone.com.

About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.

Logicalis employs nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $5 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

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