NetApp and Desktone launch solution for virtual DaaS

Infotech Lead India: NetApp and Desktone launched their solution to simplify delivery of virtual desktops as a service (DaaS).

The solution helps service providers avoid the challenges of virtual desktop deployment by reducing startup costs, removing design and management complexity, and improving performance.

Moreover, the solution enables service providers to rapidly deploy a full-featured service that enables their customers to easily reap the benefits of virtual desktops such as supporting mobile users, reducing the cost of desktop support, helping to safeguard intellectual property, and supporting user demand for bring your own device policies.

NetApp said the new service is built for cloud delivery environments. It features technology that enables a single infrastructure to be elastically scalable and cost efficient. Security is designed in at the application, network, and storage layers to help maintain the privacy of customers’ data.

“Desktops as a Service represents a high revenue opportunity. NetApp and Desktone’s enterprise-ready desktops as a service solution enables service providers to deliver on-demand, cost-effective solutions that allow enterprise IT to more easily meet their end-user business objectives,” said Brendon Howe, vice president, Product and Solutions Marketing, NetApp.

The Desktone and NetApp integration benefits from NetApp storage efficiency technologies, such as thin provisioning and deduplication, to minimize storage requirements on a platform designed to use 50 percent less storage.

NetApp enables the near-instant provisioning of new virtual desktops so that new customers and users can be up and running on the service fast. NetApp Integrated Data Protection features allow service providers to deliver enterprise-level data protection including point-in-time backups for user data, self-restore, and data archiving.

Meanwhile, in line with the launch of Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft, NetApp has announced storage solutions for server and desktop virtualization, storage and availability, Web and application platform development, and private cloud deployment.

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