Toshiba enters enterprise virtualization market with virtual desktop service

Toshiba is planning to enter the enterprise virtualization market with the new Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service.

The service, hosted completely in Toshiba secure data centers, will enable mid-market and enterprise companies to deploy virtual desktops with reduced capital expenses, enhanced security, and support for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

Scott Sims, vice president of Cloud Solutions & Engineering, Toshiba America Information Systems, Digital Products Division, said more organizations are choosing to implement hosted virtual desktops – like the Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service – as the smarter alternative to expensive on-premise solutions.

Toshiba has partnered with virtualization providers Citrix and VMware to provide a service that allows Windows operating system and other software traditionally located on individual PCs to be installed, stored, run and managed on servers in secure Toshiba data centers.

The Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service will eliminate the need to invest in and manage costly data center hardware, removing costly barriers to entry and allowing businesses of any size to capitalize on the benefits of desktop virtualization.

The Toshiba Virtual Desktop Service will allow mobile workers to access company data from any Internet-enabled device.

With support for most client operating systems – including Windows, Linux, Android and iOS – and Toshiba’s propriety hybrid storage system that provides optimal performance, the service will enable organizations and employees to tap into the productivity and efficiency gains of a BYOD program.

Meanwhile, Toshiba is aiming to become the leading storage solution provider in the evolving cloud and big data era.

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