I was recently at the Citrix conference in San Francisco’s Moscone center (May 2012). One of the sessions I attended broke out the different hosted virtual desktops (HVDs). Below is our view on Hosted Windows 7 desktops, one of the flavors of HVD.
DataCenter Dynamics has posted a research study that validates a common statistic available today – that “keeping the lights on” takes up 70% of the time and efforts of either the IT department, or the person designated as the “IT guy or gal”. This means that the majority of one or more peoples’ time is spent on maintenance mode
As a show of maturing in the DaaS space, you can see a number of desktop as a service providers emerging. There have been a few early entrants, such as us, dinCloud (desktop in the cloud) and now with sponsors such as Citrix and Microsoft, a lot more service providers are seeking a way to deliver desktop as a service.
For a while, I have been seeing people talk about DaaS (desktop as a service). While this is exactly what it sounds like, and is similar to IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and SaaS (software as a service) – when we first rolled out our services, we decided to follow the thought leaders.
Desktop as a Service - 4 Reasons Why Organizations should embrace DaaS
Apr 10, 2012
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is the provisioning of remote hosted virtual desktops using a remote server to host personal computer desktops simultaneously. The days of IT professionals marching from computer to computer performing the same tasks on multiple PCs are thankfully over.
Our Take on the Dell-Wyse Acquisition for Virtual Desktops
Apr 3, 2012
Dell’s move was much expected as they have been very public about going in the cloud. They launched a desktop virtualization offering earlier this year as they see the tidal wave for hosted virtual desktops forming and are very focused on their cloud strategy, from the desktop to the datacenter.
Gartner published its list of top 11 predictions in 2012 – a much anticipated list that we read religiously. One of their predictions is that 35% of IT Budgets will be managed outside the IT department by 2015. CIOs will see their budget reallocated to a different business unit where the business manager is in control.